Friday, October 23, 2015

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship
Description: Applicants for the MCBA Community Service law school scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to McLean County, Bloomington-Normal and/or its surrounding communities through residency in the county, through academic ties to local schools or through past or future employment. Prime candidates will express and demonstrate a commitment to legal aid work, pro bono activities and/or community service.
Requirements: 2Ls/3Ls Only - Submit Online Application, Resume, Transcript, 2 Personal References, and Essay (1 – 2 pages on community service).
Award: $1,500
Deadline: October 30, 2015
More Information: http://www.mcleancountybarassociation.com/mcba-scholarship.html

The Single Parent Student Scholarship Award
Description: Drug Lawsuit Source understands the challenges of single parents raising children and attending school at the same time. Your commitment to education is a great way to improve your life and to teach your kids important life lessons about goal setting, perseverance, and the importance of education.
Requirements: You must be a single parent helping to raise at least one child. You do not have to have full-time custody but must be involved in raising the child.
You must be currently enrolled in a U.S. high school, trade school, apprentice school, junior college, college, university, or graduate school in the United States.
You must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher and are required to submit a copy of your transcript indicating your grade point average (GPA). You may submit an unofficial school transcript.
Award: $1,000
Deadline: November 1, 2015
More Information: http://www.druglawsuitsource.com/single-parent-scholarship-2015/

Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship
Description: Scholarship stipend for a law student working at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office
Requirements: Application, Essay, Licensed 711 Intern, and can commit 15 hours a week to the Cook County Public Defender’s Office (for a semester)
Award: $2,500 work stipend
Deadline: November 1, 2015
More Information: http://cookcountypd.org/resources/scholarship/

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Description: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is established recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life supporting students. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
Requirements: A new American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country); not yet 31 years old as of the application deadline; not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.
Award: Amount Varies for the 30 fellowship winners (up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition)
Deadline: November 1, 2015
More Information: http://www.pdsoros.org/competition/

Michael Weiner Scholarship Application
Description: To be eligible for an award, individuals must demonstrate an interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights.
Requirements: Online application, letter of recommendation, resume, financial aid information, and writing sample demonstrating commitment to the union movement.
Award: $10,000 (five awards available)
Deadline: November 2, 2015
More Information: http://playerstrust.org/programs/michael-weiner-scholarship-application/

University of Missouri & the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Writing Competition
Description: A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.
Requirements: Submissions should bear some relationship to the history of dispute or conflict resolution, broadly defined. Topics may therefore consider issues relating to the historic development of international or domestic negotiation, mediation, conciliation and/or arbitration, among other things. There is no requirement that papers discuss U.S. law. Papers should be between 15 – 50 pages.
Award: $500
Deadline: November 9, 2015
More Information: http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/2015-csdr-writing-competion/