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External Scholarships

Throughout the year, the Office of Admissions receives notices of scholarships that are offered through external organizations. Information about the scholarship awards that are currently available is listed below.  Award notices are listed in the order in which they were received.

You may also find information on other outside scholarship awards on the Internet. The following sites are useful for finding scholarship and financial aid information:

 

NEW! The South Suburban Association Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: November 19, 2015

The South Suburban Bar Association has a $1,000.00 scholarship available to students enrolled in a accredited local law school. Scholastic achievement will be one of several factors considered by the committee. Financial need will also be considered by the Scholarship Committee.

The student should be a resident of the south suburbs of Cook County and must have an interest in practicing law in the south suburbs upon graduation. Interested students can request an application by emailing Gabriela Amador at gamador@kentlaw.iit.edu

NEW! The Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC., Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

The attorneys of Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC understand the financial strains that can accompany obtaining a college degree. For this reason, our firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the winner of our bi-annual essay contest. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.yourdelawareworkerscompensation.lawyer/scholarship/

NEW! The Lamber Goodnow Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

Whether it’s a family in need of counsel or an issue that needs an advocate, competent legal minds are an essential part of our legal system. From the judiciary to individual cases, lawyers help to seek justice and protect the rights of their clients. Passionate and talented lawyers can help maintain and improve the quality of our legal system.

The Rocky Mountain Educational Dreams Scholarships wants to recognize that passion and integrity by awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a law student. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.lambergoodnowcolorado.com/scholarships/

NEW! The Business Plan for Students with Disabilities Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 4, 2015

Have you written a business plan for a competition, class, or to further your own entrepreneurial ventures? If so, we invite you to apply for the Business Plan Scholarship From Fit Small Business. We are interested in finding out what you learned from writing a business plan. Instead of providing us with a business plan, to apply for the scholarship submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay on “What I learned from writing a business plan”. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://fitsmallbusiness.com/learn-how-to-write-a-business-plan/

The McLean County Bar Association Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: October 30, 2015

The McLean County Bar Association (MCBA) is announcing a $1,500 scholarship for eligible second or third year law school students with strong ties to McLean County, Illinois.

Applicants for the MCBA Community Service law school scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to McLean County, Bloomington-Normal and/or its surrounding communities through residency in the county, through academic ties to local schools or through past or future employment. Prime candidates will express and demonstrate a commitment to legal aid work, pro bono activities and/or community service.Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.mcleancountybarassociation.com/mcba-scholarship.html

The Goodman Acker, P.C. Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

The Goodman Acker, P.C. law school scholarship contest is open to students across the United States who are currently attending or have been accepted to an accredited law school in the United States. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: https://www.goodmanacker.com/our-firm/community-involvement/scholarship-2015/

The Apartment List Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: https://www.apartmentlist.com/scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation supports students seeking a career in the legal profession who have maintained a high GPA and are actively participating or supporting diversity related programs. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships/

The Goldberg Weisman Cairo Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

At the law offices of Goldberg Weisman Cairo, our team of legal professionals are dedicated to helping provide opportunities for students throughout Illinois. With this in mind, we proudly announce the Goldberg Weisman Cairo Annual Scholarship. This program is aimed at assisting students that are currently enrolled in a state college or university in Illinois. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.gwclaw.com/scholarship-college.html

The Single Parent Student Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: November 1, 2015

Drug Lawsuit Source understands the challenges of single parents raising children and attending school at the same time. Your commitment to education is a great way to improve your life and to teach your kids important life lessons about goal setting, perseverance, and the importance of education. To help single parents reach their educational goals, we are offering two single parent scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each. One scholarship will be awarded to a single mom and the other will be awarded to a single dad. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.druglawsuitsource.com/single-parent-scholarship-2015/

The Chapman LLC Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: November 15, 2015

As an investment law firm, we are constantly fighting to recoup money from people who have wronged the investors we represent. There is no feeling in the world like helping someone win back their retirement or life savings. In 500-750 words, tell us about a time in your life where you helped someone and the way that it positively impacted you. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.johnschapman.com/law-school-scholarship/

The NerdWallet Law Scholarships

Application deadline: varies

NerdWallet is a free search engine which allows students to search through over 10,000 scholarship and financial aid resources.  Interested students should check out their law school scholarships at http://www.nerdwallet.com/education/scholarships/scholarship-for-Law%20School#/scholarship-for-Law%20School.

 

Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that have been posted in the 2014-15 Record, click here. Although the application deadlines for these awards have already passed, this information can aid you in planning for next year by assisting you in determining the time of year that certain awards are typically offered.  You may also access a complete list of the 2014-15 scholarship notices by clicking here.

 

Important Information for 2014-15 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year, please refer to the Scholarship Policies from the current Student Handbook for important information concerning your award.  Please direct any questions about your scholarship to the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

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