Monday, August 17, 2015

Information Regarding Scholarships and Writing Competitions

Each year, there are a number of opportunities for students to obtain additional financial assistance to help pay for the costs of attending law school. In particular, many scholarships and writing competition prizes are available, and the number of students applying for many of them is often low (increasing the chances of success for individual applicants). For a list of these scholarship and writing competitions, see the file that is being emailed along-side this week’s edition of the Docket and is made available in separate copies on tables on the first and second floor of the law school. Do not miss the many opportunities available this Fall, as indicated in those listings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 815-753-8595 or lawadm@niu.edu or stop by Room 151.

Upcoming Deadlines:

Judge John R. Brown Award
Description: The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-second annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools.
Requirements: In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper.
Award: $10,000 stipend
Deadline: August 21, 2015
More Information: http://goo.gl/HFa2UI

Baumgartner Law Firm – Law Student Scholarship Application
Description: The Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to offer an annual law student scholarship to needy individuals to who are enrolled at an accredited Law School in the U.S.
Requirements: Submit an online application, short personal statement, resume, and unofficial transcript.
Award: A one-time award of $3,000.00 will be awarded to one winner to be used for tuition, books and law school expenses.
Deadline: August 31, 2015
More Information: http://goo.gl/lCrlBk