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External Scholarships, Awards & Competitions

All external scholarships, awards and competitions are ordered according to the closest deadline. If you have any questions about these scholarships, please refer to their respective links

The Mike Lawrence Scholarship

The Mike Lawrence Scholarship is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students who have a relationship with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.  There is a preference for African Americans as well as for students who are involved in the institute’s Student Ambassador Program.

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Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

Application Deadline: Spring Semester- November 30 - Fall Semester- July 31

Open to applicants who is open to dedicated students who meet either of the following criteria:
-You have personally worked to protect children's rights or stop abuse either as a volunteer, as a counselor, in your professional work or by legal means.
-You are an abuse survivor who wishes to use your own experiences to help others.

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Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017. 

Main criteria is that law student, or law student’s parents, must permanently reside in Kane County, Illinois. 

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AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund’s 2017 Mike Eidson Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.  The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.

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Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition in conjunction with the Sovereignty Symposium XXIX

Submission deadline: May 1, 2017

Awards: $1,500, $1,000 and $750.00.

The Sovereignty Symposium is the foremost legal gathering on Native American law in the world.  It was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues regarding Indian law can be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment.  Papers are invited on any issue concerning Native American law. 

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Weizz & Paarz Annual Law Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

The law firm of Weiss & Paarz is happy to present a $1000 scholarship opportunity for any current law student. This award will go to a student who plans to realize their full potential on a career path that helps others. This student will demonstrate their exceptional work ethic and academic achievement, commitment to their local community and charitable giving, and overall moral character through a personal statement.

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Nineteenth Annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition

Submission Deadline: May 19, 2017

Awards: $1000.00 first prize; $500.00 second prize

Sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and Brooklyn Law School (BLS).

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Ed Edmonson Scholarships to attend Sovereignty Symposium

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. will host Sovereignty Symposium XXIX on June 7 and 8, 2017, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Symposium registration scholarships will be offered in Congressman Edmondson’s name as the Symposium’s thank you for his support and efforts during its founding. Please apply early as the number of available scholarships is limited.

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Illinois Judges Foundation Harold Sullivan Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

Scholarship amount $5,000

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ABA Criminal Justice Section - 2017 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017, 11:59 pm CST

Award: $2,500

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Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 15, 2017

$5,000.00 in financial assistance awarded annually to an applicant or divided among two or more applicants.

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