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2015-16 Academic Year

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 CenturyLink Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: February 29, 2016

Students have a strong voice when it comes to technology. You are the first ones exposed to new educational technology – and you’re the first to form an opinion. Your thoughts on what technology is doing in the classroom could win you $1,500 from the Internet Experts to go toward your college education. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.centurylinkdeals.com/internet-scholarship.html

NEW! The One Tri Student Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Triathletes understand that reaching your goals takes commitment and passion. Being an excellent student takes these same attributes, but also requires a love of learning. If you’re a student and a tri-athlete, OneTri wants to give you the chance to win $500 towards your education expenses. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: https://www.onetri.com/OneTri-500-Student-Tri-Athlete-Scholarship_ep_116-1.html

NEW! The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship is a merit-based, essay-contest scholarship and will be awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional commitment to natural conservation and environmental stewardship in his or her own community. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/#scholarship

NEW! The April Cockerham Dream Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

April Cockerham is proud to sponsor the DREAM Act Scholarship. It isdesigned to support individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the United States. By furthering the educational goals of these unique members of our nation, Ms. Cockerham looks to invest in a richer, more inclusive future for our country and those who seek to join it. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://thevisafirm.com/dc-immigration-lawyer/#scholarship

NEW! The Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Michigan personal injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce the third annual Law School Diversity Scholarship Program. The scholarship will award $2,000.00 to one student selected by our scholarship selection committee. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the student must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority, or demonstrate commitment to issues of diversity within their community. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.buckfirelaw.com//library/law-school-diversity-scholarship-2016.cfm

NEW! The Illinois Judges Foundation Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

The Illinois Judges Foundation will award the Harold Sullivan Scholarship to one or more students attending an Illinois law school. The scholarship(s) will range from $1,000 to $5,000.

To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria: Graduated from an Illinois high school; Does not have a family member who is a judge; Currently is a first or second year law student at an Illinois law school; Has community service or pro bono experience; Has financial need. Interested students can request an application by emailing Gabriela Amador, Director of Admissions at: gamador@kentlaw.iit.edu

Kerri Castellini Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Throughout the history of our nation, women have proven that they have the leadership skills to succeed despite the obstacles that have traditionally stood in the way. As a female leader in the legal field, Ms. Castellini has demonstrated that, with hard work and an education, women can accomplish great things for their community. Thus, she is glad to sponsor the Kerri Castellini Women’s Leadership Scholarship & Essay Contest. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://trustandestateslawyers.com/

Kenmore Law Group Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

The Kenmore Law Group has established the LAAG Access-For-All Scholarship. This is a quarterly scholarship of $500, offered to a student who plans to pursue a career in the legal field. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a motivated student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to accomplish their dream to practice in the legal field. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.losangelescaraccidentattorney.co/ (application is located on the lower right hand side of the website)

Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: September 1, 2016

Jason Waechter loves both the medical profession and the legal profession. He believes the best of each field have something in common—they solve problems in creative and original ways. These scholarships embrace this. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.birthlaw.com/34.html

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.

 

Important Information for 2015-16 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

Important Information for 2015-16 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2015-16 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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