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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 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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Illinois Sheriffs’ Association College Scholarship Program

Opens in January 2019

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois. Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois. An essay will be required along with the application.

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Richard D. Hailey Scholarship

Opens in February 2019

$5,000 scholarship to a minority Law Student member who is entering his/her first, second, or third year of law school.

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Scholarship for Orphans and Half-Orphans Deadline

Deadline: June 1, 2019

First Place: $1,000

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Student Writing Competition

Deadline: June 1, 2019

First Place: $10,000

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26th Annual Brown Award

Deadline: June 3, 2019

First Place: $10,000; Second Place: $5,000; Third Place: $3,000; Finalists: $1,000

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Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline: June 7, 2019

The IJC Scholarship Committee has the task of selecting worthy minority recipients. The IJC Scholarship Committee uses the following criteria for awarding multiple $4000 scholarships and one (1) $5000 scholarship: (1) proven ability to overcome obstacles; (2) financial need; (3) community involvement; (4) application materials; (5) academic achievement; and (6) a personal interview.

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ABA SOGI LGBT Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 10, 2019

One or more scholarships of up to $5000 each will be awarded annually, beginning in 2019, subject to the availability of funds and the recommendation of the commission’s Scholarship Committee. 

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Funk & Associates Law Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2019

First Place: $500

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Illinois Judges Foundation Harold Sullivan Scholarship

Deadline: June 20, 2019

$5,000 Scholarship

The Illinois Judges Foundation was established in 2007 by the members of the Illinois Judges Association and received its 501(c) 3 status at that time. The mission of the organization is philanthropic in nature and purpose. Its membership is composed of both current sitting judges and retired judges from the state court level throughout the State of Illinois.

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2019 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

Deadline: July 1, 2019

First Place: $5,000

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2019 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

Deadline: July 1, 2019

First Place: $2,500

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Diversity Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: September 15, 2019

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP supports students seeking a career in the legal profession who have maintained a high GPA and are actively participating or supporting diversity related programs.

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Essayontime

Deadline: December 1, 2019

We are providing an opportunity to win $1000 intended for educational purposes and make your academic endeavors slightly easier. Moreover, by launching this contest, we want to emphasize the importance of education and provide our assistance in covering tuition, college books or equipment. 

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Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2019

$7,500 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our specialized scholarship contest encompassing artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technology and Intellectual Property (IP) law.

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