Scholarships and fellowships for upperclass students
Deadline for all available scholarships is April 1 at 4:00pm.
How to Apply for Loyola Endowed Scholarships:
- Scholarships do not have application forms.
- All scholarship submissions are to be made electronically to: email@example.com
- Provide a cover letter for each submission. The cover letter should include the name of the scholarship for which you are applying and the name of the person nominating you (if applicable) for each scholarship submission.
- A resume must be included for each scholarship submission.
- A separate scholarship submission must be made regarding each scholarship for which you are applying. This includes a cover letter, resume and any other required documentation.
- Please read carefully for other documentation that may be required.
- The FAFSA must be completed by March 1.
- Please attach to your application, a copy of your previous year's Federal Income Tax return.
- Some of the scholarships require a nomination letter from a faculty member. The nomination letter should be addressed to the Committee of the specific scholarship for which you are submitting material.
- In all scholarships listed below, unless otherwise noted, academic achievement is an important component in the selection process.
- All documents must be received through email by the deadline.
Loyola Fellowship Opportunities
Awarded to outstanding incoming first-year students, as well as students in the top third of their class after their first year interested in antitrust, consumer protection, regulated industries, political economy.
Four one-year fellowships open to a full-time day student/part-time evening student entering final year of study. Applicants must show financial need, have completed (or will be enrolled in their final year) a course in trial practice and/or trial advocacy and have an interest in litigation. Requires letter of nomination from faculty/staff involved in moot court, mock trial, advocacy or trial practice course(s) and an essay of 500 words indicating their interest and strengths in trial practice/advocacy.
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Health Law Fellowship for Upperclass J.D. Students
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law will sponsor fellowships for students entering their second or third year of law school. Fellowship funds will be directly credited to student tuition costs. The Beazley Health Law Fellows will participate in and support health law program activities throughout the year.
Click here for the guidelines and application.
Philip H. Corboy Fellows
10 Fellowships available to students selected for various Loyola Trial Teams
Awarded to a student to work in Public Interest law section of Career Resources
Curt N. Rodin Fellows
Two Fellowships to participate in competition programs
Public Interest Law Society
7-8 stipends awards for summer internships in Public Interest/Public Service Law
Salisbury Summer Externship
Awarded to students participating in summer externships in Public Interest Law.
Loyola Scholarship Opportunities
Thomas F. and Patricia A. Bridgman Scholarship
A one year scholarship, awarded to baptized Roman Catholic students who demonstrate achievements in academic and extracurricular activities, show financial need. Baptism certificate or proof of membership in Catholic Church required.
Joan Marie Corboy Scholarship
A scholarship, awarded to one student who has demonstrated leadership qualities and who has displayed superior ability in trial advocacy. Recipient may be a second or third year student. If a second year student is named recipient, student may reapply for his or her third year of law school. Requires an essay of 500 words stating reasons why candidate should be selected and a letter of recommendation from faculty/staff supporting trial advocacy skills and leadership qualities. Academic achievement is an important consideration in the selection of the recipient.
David L. Hartigan Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of David L. Hartigan who was the son of Neil Hartigan, an alumnus of Loyola University Chicago School of Law. This scholarship is given annually each spring to a promising third year day student who exhibits both academic achievement, financial need and a commitment to public service.
William F. and Kathleen Hynes Scholarship
The candidate must be a part-time student in their third year to receive the scholarship in their fourth year. Either presently employed in Chicago as a police officer or fire fighter, OR the natural or adopted son or daughter of a current or retired Chicago police officer or fire fighter. A letter from the appropriate police or fire department is required. This letter must state the individual, either the applicant or his/her parent is a member of the department in good standing. In the case of retired police officers or fire fighters the letter must indicate that he/she left the department in good standing. This letter must be received by April 1 for all candidates wishing to be considered.
William L. Lamey Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to students who demonstrate interest in commercial or business law, and show financial need. Requires a letter of support from a faculty member who has taught the student in commercial and/or business law class(es).
The Michael J. Perona Memorial Scholarship
This fund was created in 2003 by Julia E. Jensen for the law school to assist students in pursuing their legal education. The scholarship is intended to assist a student who is a resident of Illinois and who expresses a desire to practice law in Illinois. The student will be a second or third year; full-time law student with need (completed FAFSA required) and the student's class rank will be in the lower 75%. Each applicant must write an essay demonstrating a strong work ethic and an interest in a trial practice career. Please provide the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 1440, a resume and essay.
The John J. Piderit, S.J./Theodore G. Munz, S.J./Loyola Academy Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates exceptional academic performance, by submission of official transcript. Applicants must be a graduate of Loyola Academy (copy of the diploma is required) and show financial need.
Power, Rogers & Smith Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship, awarded to students who demonstrate an interest in equal access to justice. Participation in an internship, externship, or significant volunteer work at a non-profit organization or agency, or one of the law school clinics is required. Students must show financial need, provide a letter of nomination from faculty supporting equal access to justice and provide an official transcript.
Barney & Angela Richards Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to a student who completes a course in labor law, employment law or the mediation class with the EEOC. Participation in the Employment Mock Trial Team or an externship in Employment Law is also accepted. The student must show financial need and academic merit. Preference is given to a student who is a member of a labor union or whose parent(s) joined a labor union (documentation required). A letter of support from a professor/supervisor is required.
Schiff Hardin/John J. Waldron Scholarship
One scholarship, awarded to a minority student, which is defined as traditionally underrepresented, Arab and LGBT, attending classes on a full-time basis who during his or her first year of law school has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and exceptional personal character. Open to current 1Ls.
Factors to be considered in determining exceptional academic performance may include, but not be limited to a GPA in the top 10 percent of the class (determination made after spring grades). Factors to be considered in determining exceptional personal character may include, but not be limited to: a demonstrated record of community service; involvement with charitable, civic, professional or student organizations; involvement in law school extracurricular activities; maintenance of high moral standards. Applicants must supply a letter of support from one faculty member teaching substantive law class.
Sophie Swienton Endowed Scholarship
A scholarship, to be shared among 2-3 American citizens of Polish descent (documentation required). Students must demonstrate academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as financial need.
The Laura Terlizzi Scholarship
A scholarship open to a woman student who has successfully completed Loyola's Intellectual Property course. Candidates must have the stated intention to practice in the intellectual property area, preferably patent law, as well as supply a letter of support from faculty member who taught Intellectual Property course. Preference is given to prior work experience relevant to intellectual property law.
The following endowed scholarships are awarded to worthy students by the administration. There is no application process for these scholarships.
Class of 1967 Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding third year student based on academic success.
Sidney DeLove Scholarship
Awarded to upperclass students with high academic success and financial need.
Judge Loretta C. Douglas Endowed Scholarship for Women in the Bernstein Scholars Program
An award, given to a female in good academic standing entering the third or final year. Applicants must show financial need.
Harold Siegan Scholarship
Awarded to upperclass students of the Jewish faith with financial need.
Harold Siegan-Decalogue Scholarship
Awarded to upperclass student of the Jewish faith with high academic success.
Law Alumni Scholarship
Awarded to highest-ranked second-year student(s) not current scholarship recipient.
Anthony Teresi Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a 2L Evening student by the administration.
F. Emmett Morrissey Scholarship
Awarded to highest-ranked third-year student who is not a current scholarship recipient.