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. You may follow the links for scholarship renewal information and a description of the mandatory curve for required courses.
All new first-year and transfer students are automatically reviewed for available scholarships as part of the admissions process and are not required to submit financial aid documents unless specifically seeking student loans. 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, and are based on factors that include merit, financial need and contributions to the law school community.
The Chicago-Kent Honors Scholars Program provides renewable scholarships of full-tuition and living expenses, research assistantships, and special seminars to a select group of students who demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership ability.
Scholarships for continuing students are 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 be considered for renewal after class ranks are released in July. Renewal determinations are based solely on the criteria outlined in the Scholarship Acceptance Form signed by the student at the time of the initial award. No other criteria are considered by the law school in making renewal determinations.
All continuing students are automatically considered for available merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships are based solely on academic performance and do not require demonstration of financial need. In recent years, upper-level law students who rank in the top of their graduating class have been awarded modest 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 the scholarship awards that are currently available is posted online in the Chicago-Kent Record.