Honors Scholars Program Application Guidelines

Application deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018 (deadline extended)

Candidates selected as Honors Scholars receive annual law school scholarships of full tuition. These awards have a total value of more than $130,000 over three years. The award also covers the mandatory student activity fee, LRAP fee and UPass fee each term.


Chicago-Kent awards honors scholarships based on academic performance, leadership qualities, and co-curricular activities. Applicants should have an LSAT score of at least 160 and strong undergraduate grades. Candidates selected as finalists for the Honors Scholars Program typically have cumulative undergraduate GPAs of at least 3.50.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements will be considered for other law school scholarship awards. Find more information on other Chicago-Kent scholarship opportunities.

Application Procedure

Complete the online Honors Scholars Program application. You must also complete the fall 2018 Chicago-Kent application for admission through the Law School Admission Council. There is no application fee.

Application Materials and Deadline

The following application materials must be received in the Office of Admissions by Monday, February 19, 2018:

Finalist Interviews

Candidates selected as finalists for the Honors Scholars Program will be invited for an interview day on Friday, March 23, 2018. Finalists will interview with the dean and law school faculty, and meet with current Honors Scholars. The interview day will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Admitted Students Weekend on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24.

Chicago-Kent will provide transportation to Chicago for finalists from outside the Chicago area and will also provide hotel accommodations in downtown Chicago on Friday evening.

We will notify scholarship candidates of our decision within approximately two weeks of the Honors Scholars interview day.


If you have questions about the Honors Scholars Program or the law school application process, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@kentlaw.iit.edu or (312) 906-5020.