Upper Class Scholarships
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- 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.
Norman Amaker Scholarship
A one-year scholarship awarded to an outstanding upperclass student who embodies the spirit, tenacity and commitment to human and civil rights of Professor Norman Amaker. This is a nominated scholarship.
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, and show financial need. Baptism certificate or proof of membership in Catholic Church required.
Law Class of 1963 Scholarship
This scholarship is given to second year full-time student who demonstrated exceptional academic performance particularly in the area of Business Law.
James P. Carey Scholarship
The scholarship program is awarded to a student entering the final year of studies, who has an interest in advocacy and has demonstrated exceptional academic performance in that area and during their legal studies at Loyola Chicago. Financial need is also a factor. Requires a cover letter, resume, and letter of support. The Carey Scholarship has a restriction that the letter can only come from a member of the full-time Advocacy Center faculty/staff found here.
This scholarship is awarded to a student entering the final year of studies who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and strong litigation skills. This scholarship was established by the law firm of Cooney and Conway.
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 the recipient, the 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. The scholarship is given each spring to a promising third year day student who exhibits 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 that 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 who wish to be considered.
Lahart Leach Scholarship
The Lahart-Leach Scholarship is named after Mr. F. Vern Lahart and his friend and colleague, Richard C. Leach. Mr. Lahart is a 1951 law school alumnus. He received an athletic scholarship while pursuing his undergraduate and law degrees at Loyola and is a member of Loyola's Athletic Hall of Fame. Prior to becoming president and CEO of RCL enterprises, Mr. Lahart was in private practice for 20 years. Mr. Leach graduated from Loyola's Arts and Sciences Division in 1947.
The scholarship program established in 1994, is limited to students with financial need who are restricted to attending law school on a part-time basis. It is the hope of the donor, Mr. Lahart, that the recipients of this scholarship return to others this chain of support when they have reached a position enabling them to do so.
William L. Lamey Scholarship
This 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).
Leahy and Hoste Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student entering the final year of studies, who demonstrated exceptional academic performance and strong litigation skills. This scholarship was established in 2008 by Mr. Tom Leahy, class of 1977 and his law partner, Peter Hoste a member of the class of 1997, in the name of their firm.
Richard A. Michael Scholarship
The scholarship program is awarded to a student entering the final year of studies, who studied Civil Procedure with Professor Michael and demonstrated exceptional academic performance in that class and during their legal studies at Loyola Chicago. Financial need is also a factor. Requires a cover letter, resume, and letter of support.
Ozmon Family Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Laird and June Ozman to assist students in pursuing their legal education. The criterion for the scholarship is to assist a student in their final year, who has a demonstrated interest through class selection, participation in clinical work, student competition or otherwise in developing skills in trial advocacy; and are in need of financial assistance, as determined by the University.
The Michael J. Perona Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship 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.
The John J. Piderit, S.J./Theodore G. Munz, S.J./Loyola Academy Scholarship
This scholarship is 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.
Patrick Charles Quinlan Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Patrick Charles Quinlan who was the son of William R. Quinlan, an alumnus of Loyola University Chicago School of Law. This scholarship is given annually to a student who exhibits both academic achievement, financial need and a commitment to public service. Preference is given to a member of the executive board of the Public Interest Law Society.
Power, Rogers & Smith Scholarship
This scholarship is 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 in one of the law school clinics is required. Students must show financial need and provide a letter of nomination from faculty supporting equal access to justice.
Barney & Angela Richards Scholarship
This scholarship is 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 rising 2L minority student, which is defined as traditionally underrepresented, Arab or 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; and maintenance of high moral standards. Applicants must supply a letter of support from one faculty member teaching a substantive law class.
Sophie Swienton Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is 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
This scholarship is open to a female 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 the faculty member who taught the Intellectual Property course. Preference is given to prior work experience relevant to intellectual property law.
The following scholarships are awarded by the administration based upon the donor's criteria. Submission of materials for these scholarships are not accepted, nor required.
Class of 1967 Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding third year student based on academic success.
Sidney DeLove Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to upperclass students with high academic success and financial need.
Judge Loretta C. Douglas Scholarship in the Joseph W. Bernstein Scholars Program
This scholarship award is given to a female JD student in good academic standing entering their third or final year of studies. Applicants must show financial need.
Donald C. and Karen E. Shine Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student entering their final year of studies, who demonstrated exceptional academic performance and financial need.
Frank and Dorothy Shirey Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student entering their final year of studies, who demonstrated exceptional academic performance.
Harold A. Siegan/Decalogue Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to upperclass students of the Jewish faith with financial need.
Law Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the highest-ranked second-year student who is not a current scholarship recipient.
School of Law Teresi Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a 2L Evening student by the administration.
Judge F. Emmett Morrissey Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the highest-ranked third-year student who is not a current scholarship recipient.
Curt and Linda Rodin Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to a student entering their final year of studies, who demonstrated exceptional academic performance and financial need.
Harold and Shirley Rodin Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a full-time student entering their final year of studies, who demonstrated exceptional academic performance and financial need.
John R. Jozwiak Law Scholarship
This scholarship is given annually to a promising 3L student who exhibits both academic achievement, financial need and a high level of professionalism and integrity in their daily actions.
Dean Nina S. Appel Scholarship
This one-year scholarship is awarded by the Civitas Child Law Center to an outstanding rising 3L ChildLaw Fellow who exemplified the spirit of the program.
William J Hines Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding student entering the final year of studies, who demonstrated exceptional academic performance.
These fellowships are awarded by the individual Centers/Institutes. Please contact the Centers directly for information on the application process.
Consumer Antitrust Fellowship
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.
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Health Law Fellowship for Upper-class 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 Fellowship Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy
Ten Fellowships available to students selected for various Loyola Trial Teams.
Awarded to a student to work in Public Interest Law section of Career Services.
Curt N. Rodin Fellowship
Two Fellowships to participate in competition programs.
Public Interest Law Society
Seven to eight stipends awards for summer internships in Public Interest/Public Service Law.