External Scholarship Opportunities

Additional options are available for students to utilize outside sources for scholarships. Local organizations, bar associations, fraternal groups, churches, undergraduate institutions and some businesses will offer scholarships to students pursuing graduate level degrees. Libraries are an excellent starting point to research such organizations for scholarship opportunities. A list of scholarships received at the law school each year is located below.

To search for additional scholarship options go to: www.fastweb.com

Law School External Scholarship Guide

Incoming 1st Year Students

South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship

Open to all students who reside or intend to practice in the South Suburbs of Cook County, Illinois. Information must be submitted before October 1st each year. Applications are available in the financial aid office at the law school.

Award amount: $1,500 – $2,000 range

Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association’s Law School Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Lake County Indiana. Scholarships are credited toward tuition costs at an accredited law school.

Applications are available after June 1st in the financial aid office at the law school. Deadline for submission is October 1st

Award amount: VARIES

ISBA Environmental Law Scholarship

Open only to students at IU-Bloomington, IU-Indy, Notre Dame and Valparaiso University. An essay contest to foster legal scholarship addressing the practice of environmental law in Indiana; must be submitted by August 31st each year. Contact the Indiana State Bar Association for more details.

Award amount: VARIES

Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is open to incoming and returning law students who live in Northern Indiana Districts. Applications are available during the summer from the financial aid office at the law school or by contacting the Bank Calumet Trust Department at 219-853-2117.

Award amount: VARIES

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

Annual scholarship program open to students currently in their first or second year of law school.   The recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. 

To download an application and review additional details visit http://www.michiganautolaw.com

Award Amount:  $2,000

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship Program for Law Students

Open to incoming 1L or 2L law students of Latin-Hispanic decent. Applications are available in the financial aid office of the law school after the first of the year. Completed applications are due in March.

Award amount: $2,000

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

For more information on ABA scholarships go to their website at http://www.abanet.org/. This scholarship is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to the scholarship recipients. Rewards may be renewed each year.

Award amount: $5,000 (20 annually)

Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP Scholarship

This scholarship is for all minority students who are accepted to law school or who are currently enrolled as 1L’s or 2L’s and who meet the requirements set forth on the application. Applicants must be former or current residents of Michigan OR attend a Michigan Law School. The scholarship is administered through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Students should submit their applications before April 15th.

To download an application or review criteria for the scholarship go to http://www.wnj.com/.

Award amount: $5,000

The Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties

Open to first year law students and offered annually by The Nation Institute, this scholarship consists of a $1000 honorarium for students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer between their first and second year of law school in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties.  Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or liberties, work on a civil rights or liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.  Applications must be postmarked by May 15th.  For more information see www.nationinstitute.org or call 1-212-822-0252.

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Veterans United Foundation, formed and fully funded by Veterans United Home Loans and its employees, strives to enhance lives by recognizing the selfless contributions of service members and their families through support of such individuals in need.

Despite the aid of benefits like the GI Bill, the ever-increasing expense of a post-secondary degree is one of the greatest challenges facing so many of our nation’s finest, and in an effort to address this need, Veterans United Foundation has established the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship program.

The program’s primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding 20 bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books. For details go to: http://www.veteransunited.com/about/scholarships/.

Scholarship Eligibility:  To be considered, the scholarship applicant must have a connection to the United States Military through falling into at least one of the following categories:

  • A current active-duty service member
  • Veteran of the United States Armed Forces
  • Spouse of a service member or veteran
  • Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member
  • Child of a service member or veteran

Applicants must also currently be pursuing a post-secondary degree (associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate) at an accredited college or university, OR plan to attend a college or university the following academic year.

Appelman Criminal Defense Scholarship

This scholarship is $1,000 and is awarded to a student who is entering their 1st or 2nd year attending an accredited law school, who has had faced criminal charges and has changed their ways prior to attending law school. This is a scholarship for second chances and learning from your mistakes. Additionally an essay and considerable academic achievement are also requirements.

Use the link below for more information and to apply: http://aacriminallaw.com/press-media/2014-appelman-law-firm-criminal-defense-law-scholarship

 

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Current 1st Year Students (Will Be 2nd Year Students)

South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship

Open to all students who reside or intend to practice in the South Suburbs of Cook County, Illinois. Information must be submitted before October 1st each year. Applications are available in the financial aid office at the law school.

Award amount: $1,500 – $2,000 range

New York University School of Law Environmental Law Journal

Student Essay contest. The contest recognizes outstanding student scholarship on current topics in environmental and land use law. This contest takes place each year and is open to all students enrolled in any US law school and to individuals who have graduated from a US law school within the last year.

For more information on the contest go to www.law.nyu.edu/journals/envtllaw/, or contact the New York University Environmental Law Journal at law.elj@nyu.edu.

Award amount: $1,000

Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association’s Law School Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Lake County Indiana. Scholarships are credited toward tuition costs at an accredited law school.

Applications are available after June 1st in the financial aid office at the law school. Deadline for submission is October 1st

Award amount: VARIES

Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is open to incoming and returning law students who live in Northern Indiana Districts. Applications are available during the summer from the financial aid office at the law school or by contacting the Bank Calumet Trust Department at 219-853-2117.

Award amount: VARIES

MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 

Annual scholarship program open to students currently in their first or second year of law school.   The recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

To download an application and review additional details visit http://www.michiganautolaw.com

Award Amount:  $2,000

 

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship Program for Law Students

Open to incoming 1L or 2L law students of Latin-Hispanic decent. Applications are available in the financial aid office of the law school after the first of the year. Completed applications are due in March.

Award amount: $2,000

Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP Scholarship

This scholarship is for all minority students who are accepted to law school or who are currently enrolled as 1L’s or 2L’s and who meet the requirements set forth on the application. Applicants must be former or current residents of Michigan OR attend a Michigan Law School. The scholarship is administered through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Students should submit their applications before April 15th.

To download an application or review criteria for the scholarship go to http://www.wnj.com/.

Award amount: $5,000

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States  and are pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Applications are accepted from August 1 through October 1st. For more information visit:  www.bannerwitcoff.com.

Award: $5000
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and who are interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property.  The applicant must have exemplary writing and oral writing skills. Applications are due by October 1st. visit www.linninn.org for more information about the scholarship.

Award: $5000
Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship

This scholarship was developed in 1983 by African American State and Federal Judges, administrative judges and hearing officers as a means of bridging the gap between the judiciary and the community through educational dialogues regarding the legal system.  It is open to minority and other deserving students who meet the scholarship criteria of need, community involvement, academic achievement, communication skills and overcoming obstacles. Awards should be submitted by March 1st of each year.  For more information on the award contact 312-726-8775.

Amount: not noted
The Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties

Open to first year law students and offered annually by The Nation Institute, this scholarship consists of a $1000 honorarium for students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer between their first and second year of law school in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties.  Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or liberties, work on a civil rights or liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.  Applications must be postmarked by May 15th.  For more information see www.nationinstitute.org or call 1-212-822-0252.

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Current 2nd Year Students (Will Be 3rd Year Students)

Illinois Bar Foundation

This scholarship is available to second and third year law students who are interested in practicing in Illinois. Applications become available in September and are in the financial aid office at the law school. One award is presented each year.

Award amount: $2,000

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar Scholarship

Open to Second Year Law students who are African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American. Second year FEMALE law students are also eligible regardless of whether they are a person of color.

Applications are available at the end of July early August each year. Information on the scholarship can be found at http://www.dri.org/.

Award amount: $10,000 (2)

Roscoe Pound Institute

Environmental Law Essay Contest – topic information, rules and guidelines can be found at http://www.roscoepound.org/. Intent to enter forms should be turned in by January 31 each year. Essays must be submitted by March 28th each year.

Award amount: $5,000-plus all expense paid trip to Toronto to receive his/her award.

South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship

Open to all students who reside or intend to practice in the South Suburbs of Cook County, Illinois. Information must be submitted before October 1st each year. Applications are available in the financial aid office at the law school.

Award amount: $1,500 – $2,000 range

Annual Law Student Writing Competition – Antitrust Law

The ABA Section of the Antitrust Law sponsors an annual writing contest. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and reward student-written articles in the area of antitrust law and competition policy.

Entry form and entries must be received by January 7th. Details about this competition are available at http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-law-student/at-writing-comp.html.

Award amount: $1,000-plus airfare and accommodations at the Section¹s spring meeting in Washington, DC.

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

This scholarship is available to second and third year law students who are of Hellenic descent. These scholarships are based upon academic performance and demonstrable financial need. Four scholarships were awarded last year. Students must also be from Illinois or attending one of the Illinois Law schools.

Applications are received in the financial aid office in mid summer and are due to the bar association by mid-September. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be interviewed. Those receiving the scholarship must be able to attend the Annual Scholarship Ball in October.

Information and applications on the scholarship can be obtained from the financial aid office at the law school or at http://www.hellenicbar.org/.

Award amount: VARIES

New York University School of Law Environmental Law Journal

Student Essay contest. The contest recognizes outstanding student scholarship on current topics in environmental and land use law. This contest takes place each year and is open to all students enrolled in any US law school and to individuals who have graduated from a US law school within the last year.

For more information on the contest go to www.law.nyu.edu/journals/envtllaw/, or contact the New York University Environmental Law Journal at law.elj@nyu.edu.

Award amount: $1,000

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest

Scholarships are awarded to 3rd year law students who submit articles on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This article should be suitable for publication in a law review journal. Papers cannot have been previously published. Citations should conform with the Uniform System of Citation, current edition. The NRA should receive this article no later then June 1st.

More information can be found at http://www.nradefensefund.org/.

Award amount: 1st – $12,500 towards tuition; 2nd – $5,000; 3rd – $2,500

Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association’s Law School Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Lake County Indiana. Scholarships are credited toward tuition costs at an accredited law school.

Applications are available after June 1st in the financial aid office at the law school. Deadline for submission is October 1st

Award amount: VARIES

ISBA Environmental Law Scholarship

Open only to students at IU-Bloomington, IU-Indy, Notre Dame and Valparaiso University. An essay contest to foster legal scholarship addressing the practice of environmental law in Indiana; must be submitted by August 31st each year. Contact the Indiana State Bar Association for more details.

Award amount: VARIES

Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is open to incoming and returning law students who live in Northern Indiana Districts. Applications are available during the summer from the financial aid office at the law school or by contacting the Bank Calumet Trust Department at 219-853-2117.

Award amount: VARIES

The Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are available to law students who are entering their third year of law school who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated upon their academic performance, leadership in the school and community and need for assistance in completing their studies. Applications are due by April 30th.

Applications are available online at http://www.attorney-cpa.com/.

Award amount: $1,000 (2); $500 (4); $250 (8)

Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP Scholarship

This scholarship is for all minority students who are accepted to law school or who are currently enrolled as 1L’s or 2L’s and who meet the requirements set forth on the application. Applicants must be former or current residents of Michigan OR attend a Michigan Law School. The scholarship is administered through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Students should submit their applications before April 15th.

To download an application or review criteria for the scholarship go to http://www.wnj.com/.

Award amount: $5,000

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States  and are pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Applications are accepted from August 1 through October 1st. For more information visit: www.bannerwitcoff.com.

Award: $5000

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and who are interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property.  The applicant must have exemplary writing and oral writing skills. Applications are due by October 1st. visit www.linninn.org for more information about the scholarship.

Award: $5000

Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship

This scholarship was developed in 1983 by African American State and Federal Judges, administrative judges and hearing officers as a means of bridging the gap between the judiciary and the community through educational dialogues regarding the legal system.  It is open to minority and other deserving students who meet the scholarship criteria of need, community involvement, academic achievement, communication skills and overcoming obstacles. Awards should be submitted by March 1st of each year.  For more information on the award contact 312-726-8775.

Amount: not noted

American Counsel Association Lowell-Jacobson Scholarship

This scholarship is for a returning third year student who demonstrates a high scholastic aptitude and who has financial need. Students must be from one of the law schools located in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  Nominees are selected by the law school and those nominated must submit a letter from a law school professor or administrator setting forth the academic credentials and extracurricular activities of the nominee, and a letter from the nominee is required setting forth their financial need. Information is sent to the financial aid office in February of each year.  Nominations are due in June.

Amount: $2500
Krieg DeVault, Rolls-Royce North America, Inc and Cummins Inc Diversity Scholarships

There are two scholarships available from these organizations for second year law students attending one of the four Indiana Law Schools:

Diversity Scholarship – applicants should reflect diversity including but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or religion.  Students will write a 750 word essay describing their background, interests, how they currently contribute to diversity initiatives or awareness, and explain why they believe they are a strong candidate for this scholarship.

Award:    $5000

Intellectual Property Diversity Scholarship – applicants should meet the same criteria as above, but they must be pursuing a career in Intellectual Property.

Materials for both scholarships must be submitted by December 1st each year. For more information contact Stacy Walton Long, Esq, Krieg DeVault LLP, One Indiana Square, Suite 2800, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Applications will also be available in the law school financial aid office in November.

Award: $5000

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Current 3rd Year Students

Illinois Bar Foundation

This scholarship is available to second and third year law students who are interested in practicing in Illinois. Applications become available in September and are in the financial aid office at the law school. One award is presented each year.

Award amount: $2,000

Roscoe Pound Institute

Environmental Law Essay Contest – topic information, rules and guidelines can be found at http://www.roscoepound.org/. Intent to enter forms should be turned in by January 31 each year. Essays must be submitted by March 28th each year.

Award amount: $5,000 – plus all expense paid trip to Toronto to receive his/her award.

South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship

Open to all students who reside or intend to practice in the South Suburbs of Cook County, Illinois. Information must be submitted before October 1st each year. Applications are available in the financial aid office at the law school.

Award amount: $1,500 – $2,000 range

Annual Law Student Writing Competition – Antitrust Law

The ABA Section of the Antitrust Law sponsors an annual writing contest. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and reward student-written articles in the area of antitrust law and competition policy.

Entry form and entries must be received by January 7th. Details about this competition are available at http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-law-student/at-writing-comp.html.

Award amount: $1,000 – plus airfare and accommodations at the Section’s spring meeting in Washington, DC.

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

This scholarship is available to second and third year law students who are of Hellenic descent. These scholarships are based upon academic performance and demonstrable financial need. Four scholarships were awarded last year. Students must also be from Illinois or attending one of the Illinois Law schools.

Applications are received in the financial aid office in mid summer and are due to the bar association by mid-September. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be interviewed. Those receiving the scholarship must be able to attend the Annual Scholarship Ball in October.

Information and applications on the scholarship can be obtained from the financial aid office at the law school or at http://www.hellenicbar.org/.

Award amount: VARIES

New York University School of Law Environmental Law Journal

Student Essay contest. The contest recognizes outstanding student scholarship on current topics in environmental and land use law. This contest takes place each year and is open to all students enrolled in any US law school and to individuals who have graduated from a US law school within the last year.

For more information on the contest go to www.law.nyu.edu/journals/envtllaw/, or contact the New York University Environmental Law Journal at law.elj@nyu.edu.

Amount awarded: $1,000

Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association’s Law School Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a permanent resident of Lake County Indiana. Scholarships are credited toward tuition costs at an accredited law school.

Applications are available after June 1st in the financial aid office at the law school. Deadline for submission is October 1st

Award amount: VARIES

The Bar Plan

Award is given to a third year student from any of the Indiana Law Schools. This individual must be nominated by the law school. To be nominated a student must demonstrate the highest ethics and professionalism both in the classroom and the community. Contact the Dean’s office if you feel you are eligible for this award. Information is also available at http://www.thebarplan.com/.

Award amount: $500

Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is open to incoming and returning law students who live in Northern Indiana Districts. Applications are available during the summer from the financial aid office at the law school or by contacting the Bank Calumet Trust Department at 219-853-2117.

Award amount: VARIES

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States  and are pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Applications are accepted from August 1 through October 1st. For more information visit:  www.bannerwitcoff.com.

Award: $5000

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and who are interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property.  The applicant must have exemplary writing and oral writing skills. Applications are due by October 1st. visit www.linninn.org for more information about the scholarship.

Award: $5000

Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship

This scholarship was developed in 1983 by African American State and Federal Judges, administrative judges and hearing officers as a means of bridging the gap between the judiciary and the community through educational dialogues regarding the legal system.  It is open to minority and other deserving students who meet the scholarship criteria of need, community involvement, academic achievement, communication skills and overcoming obstacles. Awards should be submitted by March 1st of each year.  For more information on the award contact 312-726-8775.

Amount: not noted

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Women

DRI; The Voice of the Defense Bar Scholarship

Open to Second Year Law students who are African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American. Second year FEMALE law students are also eligible regardless of whether they are a person of color.

Applications are available at the end of July early August each year. Information on the scholarship can be found at http://www.dri.org/.

Award amount: $10,000 (2)

Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women in Health Care Law

Candidates must be nominated by the Dean or professor at the law school. Deadline for nominations is February 14 each year. Information on the award can be found at http://www.roscoepound.org/. Students interested in the award should speak to the Dean or the appropriate professor to have them complete the nomination form.

Award amount: $3,000 – plus all expense paid trip to Toronto to receive the award.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Kern County Women Lawyers Foundation Scholarship – Bakersfield, CA – www.swlaw.edu/studentservices/finaid/grants.

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation – http://www.aauw.org/

Hispanic Women’s Forum of Northwest Indiana – PO Box 451, East Chicago, IN 46312

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Minorities

MICHIGAN AUTO LAW DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 

Annual scholarship program open to students currently in their first or second year of law school.   The recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. 

To download an application and review additional details visit http://www.michiganautolaw.com

Award Amount:  $2,000

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar Scholarship

Open to Second Year Law students who are African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American. Second year FEMALE law students are also eligible regardless of whether they are a person of color.

Applications are available at the end of July early August each year. Information on the scholarship can be found at http://www.dri.org/.

Award amount: $10,000 (2)

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarship Program for Law Students

Open to incoming 1L or 2L law students of Latin – Hispanic decent. Applications are available in the financial aid office of the law school after the first of the year. Completed applications are due in March.

Award amount: $2,000

ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

For more information on ABA scholarships go to their website at http://www.abanet.org/. This scholarship is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to the scholarship recipients. Rewards may be renewed each year.

Award amount: $5,000 (20 annually)

Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP Scholarship

This scholarship is for all minority students who are accepted to law school or who are currently enrolled as 1L’s or 2L’s and who meet the requirements set forth on the application. Applicants must be former or current residents of Michigan OR attend a Michigan Law School. The scholarship is administered through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Students should submit their applications before April 15th.

To download an application or review criteria for the scholarship go to http://www.wnj.com/.

Award amount: $5,000

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States  and are pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Applications are accepted from August 1 through October 1st. For more information visit:  www.bannerwitcoff.com.

Award: $5000

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

This scholarship is open to all law students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school and who are interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property.  The applicant must have exemplary writing and oral writing skills. Applications are due by October 1st. visit www.linninn.org for more information about the scholarship.

Award: $5000

Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship

This scholarship was developed in 1983 by African American State and Federal Judges, administrative judges and hearing officers as a means of bridging the gap between the judiciary and the community through educational dialogues regarding the legal system.  It is open to minority and other deserving students who meet the scholarship criteria of need, community involvement, academic achievement, communication skills and overcoming obstacles. Awards should be submitted by March 1st of each year.  For more information on the award contact 312-726-8775.

Amount: not noted

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

National Native American Law Student’s Association – http://nationalnalsa.org/

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati - http://cincyblac.org/

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Culture Specific

Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship – Illinois

Award two scholarships per year to students of Serbian birth or ancestry. Application deadline is the last week in October. Applications are available in the financial aid office of the law school. Information can also be obtained by writing the Serbian Bar Association of America, 5315 North Clark Street, PMB 279, Chicago, IL 60640.

Award amount: $2,000

Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

This scholarship is available to second and third year law students who are of Hellenic descent. These scholarships are based upon academic performance and demonstrable financial need. Four scholarships were awarded last year. Students must also be from Illinois or attending one of the Illinois Law schools.

Applications are received in the financial aid office in mid summer and are due to the bar association by mid-September. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be interviewed. Those receiving the scholarship must be able to attend the Annual Scholarship Ball in October.

Information and applications on the scholarship can be obtained from the financial aid office at the law school or at http://www.hellenicbar.org/.

Award amount: VARIES

Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for returning second and third year law students who  have some degree of ancestry in the Czech, Moravian, Slovak, Ruthenian or Silesian areas of Europe. This is generally the area that was Czechoslovakia. Forms are due by the second week in March. For more information email scholarships@bohemianlawyers.org.

Amount: $1500

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General Scholarships

NACC – Writing Contest

The NACC is a non-profit professional membership organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children by promoting excellence in the field of children’s law. Essays are accepted by August 1 of each year. For this year’s scholarship details go to http://www.naccchildlaw.org/.

Essays will be evaluated on the importance of the topic to advancing the legal interests of children, persuasiveness, and the quality of research and writing.

Award amount: $1,000

Indiana Bar Foundation

Criteria for this scholarship changes each year, please contact the Indiana Bar Foundation for information on this year’s awards criteria. http://www.inbf.org/.

Award amount: $1,000

Rhode Island Bar Foundation

This scholarship is awarded to students whose home state is Rhode Island. The objective of the Bar Foundations’ scholarship program is to support high legal practice standards by providing financial assistance to Rhode Island residents who show promise that they will become outstanding lawyers who will adhere to such standards and who will need such assistance in order to study law at a quality law school.

Applications and letters of recommendation are requested by March 1st. For more information on this scholarship visit the Rhode Island Bar Foundation at http://www.ribar.com/For%20the%20Public/GrantsAndScholarships.aspx.

Award amount: $10,000

Rick Sutherland Fellowship Fund

This scholarship is available to lawyers who have graduated from school within three years after applying for this fellowship, have significant outstanding student loans, are currently employed by a 501 c (3) or (4) organization or have accepted an offer of employment from a 501 c(3) or (4) organization. Socio-economically disadvantaged persons with demonstrated financial needs are strongly preferred. For more information on this scholarship you can link to http://www.earthjustice.org/ or email eajus@earthjustice.org.

Award amount: The fellowship is a two-year grant of up to $12,000 annually.

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Other Non-Specific Scholarship Sites and Opportunities:

**This list represents the most up-to-date information we have at this point.

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