The law school provides a range of scholarships to reward academic performance and to help lessen financial need. A summary of the types of available awards appears below. All scholarship awards are governed by the scholarship policies specified in §13.3 of the Chicago-Kent Student Handbook.
All new first-year and transfer students are automatically reviewed for available merit scholarships as part of the admissions process and are not required to submit financial aid documents unless specifically seeking student loans. Chicago-Kent Merit Scholars are selected based on factors that include academic achievement, test scores, leadership ability, financial need and contributions to the law school community. There is no separate application for scholarship consideration.
Students selected to receive scholarship awards will be notified in the letter of acceptance. Awards range from first-year grants to renewable full- and partial-tuition scholarships. All renewable scholarship awards are guaranteed as long as the student is enrolled in classes at Chicago-Kent. There is no GPA renewal requirement.
The Chicago-Kent Honors Scholars Program provides renewable scholarships of full-tuition and special seminars to a select group of students who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership ability.
Admitted students who wish to have their award reconsidered by the Scholarship Committee should review the procedure for scholarship appeals.
Scholarships for continuing students are typically awarded in late July for the upcoming academic year. Students selected to receive awards will receive revised financial aid award letters prior to the start of classes. Available awards for continuing students are as follows:
Continuing students who received renewable scholarships upon admission to Chicago-Kent will have their award automatically renewed for the upcoming academic year.
Class Rank Merit Scholarships
All continuing students are automatically considered for class rank merit scholarships. Class rank scholarships are based solely on academic performance and do not require demonstration of financial need. In recent years, upper-level law students without renewable scholarships who ranked in the top 5% and 10% of their graduating class have been awarded class rank merit scholarships.
Chicago-Kent typically awards a limited number of financial need-based scholarships each year. Available awards and application instructions are posted in the "Scholarships" section of the Chicago-Kent Record as awards become available.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Throughout the academic year, the Office of Admissions receives notices of scholarships that are offered through external organizations and from Chicago-Kent donors. Information about available scholarship awards is posted online in the Chicago-Kent Record.