Furthering your education is an investment in you and your future. We’ve provided you with some information and resources to help you manage the process.
We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The earliest you can submit the FAFSA is October 1st in the year prior to when you’ll receive aid. Loyola’s code is 001710. After the Student Award Report is confirmed, Loyola sends you verification, which outlines the amount of aid awarded to you, based on your Expected Family Contribution. The award may include federal loans, scholarships, and work study.
Loans can come from federal loan programs, alternative loan programs, or both. You must complete the FAFSA form to determine the amount of federal loans available to you. Federal loans have lower interest rates and repayment options, but private and alternative loans are another option.
Loyola University Chicago Law Awards
Our friends and alumni understand the value of a legal education. Through their generosity, we are able to enroll and retain qualified students. To be considered for first-year specialized scholarships and fellowships, you must submit applications by March 1.
|Merit Scholarships||Awarded at the time of admission to full- or weekend JD students with exceptionally strong records, diverse backgrounds, and capacity for the study of law.||Varies|
|The Bernstein Scholarship Series||Awarded to admitted, U.S. citizens enrolling full-time who demonstrate need.||Varies|
|Circle of Advocates of the Joseph W. Bernstein Scholarship Fund||Awarded to full-time admitted student with achievements in debate, moot court, mock trial and who has demonstrated need.||At least $5,000|
|Judge William J. Campbell Public Interest Scholarship||Awarded to full-time admitted student with proven public interest experience and who has demonstrated need.||$4,000|
|Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship||Awarded to incoming students who participated in Americorps, City Corps, City Year, Peace Corps, VISTA, Teach for America, or Jesuit Volunteer Corps. If you have completed active military duty you also qualify.||$5,000 for 1L year|
|Martin J. Healy, Jr. Scholarship||Awarded to full-time JD student who is the first in their family to receive a college degree.||Award Varies|
|Mark & Charlene Novak Scholarship||Awarded to a student who is a member of a trade union, or the son/daughter of a member of a trade union.||Varies|
|Parrillo CPS Scholarship Fund||Awarded to student who attended Chicago Public School for at least two years and demonstrated exceptional academic performance.||Varies|
|Child and Family Law Fellowships||Awarded to admitted students chosen through an application process and who are interested in child and family law. An application must be submitted and finalists must be interviewed.||$20,000 over 3 years of school|
|Health Law Fellowships||Awarded to admitted students chosen through an application process and who are interested in health law.||Varies|
|Intellectual Property Fellowships||Awarded to admitted students, through an application process, with demonstrated interest in intellectual property.||$2,500|
Upper Class Awards
To be considered for all awards, you must also submit a resume and the FAFSA by May 1 and an application through Loyola Scholarship Connection. Additional materials, including but not limited to a letter of nomination, may be required. If you are a current Loyola student, you may login each spring to apply for additional Loyola scholarships for the following academic year. The application for 2019-2020 will open March 1, 2019. Please complete the General Application by May 1, 2019 to be considered for these awards.
|Norman Amaker Scholarship||Awarded to student who embodies the spirit, tenacity, and commitment to human and civil rights reminiscent of the late School and Law Professor Norman Amaker.|
|Thomas F. and Patricia A. Bridgman Scholarship||Awarded to a baptized Roman Catholic student who has demonstrated achievements in academic and extracurricular activities and has shown financial need.|
|Law Class of 1963 Scholarship||Awarded to 2nd-year full-time student who demonstrated exceptional performance in Business Law. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from a Business Law professor.|
|James P. Carey Scholarship||Scholarship for students enrolled in the University's School of Law with preference given to students in their final year of study who have demonstrated an interest (through any of class selection, participation in clinical work, student competition or otherwise) in developing skills in advocacy and who are in need of financial assistance.|
|Cooney-Conway Fellowship||Scholarship for students enrolled in the University's School of Law, will be awarded on the basis of financial need, with preference given to students in their final year of study who are in good academic standing and have demonstrated an interest in litigation and/or legal research.|
|Joan Marie Corboy Scholarship||Scholarship for students enrolled in the University’s School of Law with preference given to students in their second year of study who have demonstrated leadership qualities and have displayed superior abilities in advocacy.|
|David L. Hartigan Scholarship||In memory of David L. Hartigan, son of Neil Hartigan, awarded to 3rd year student based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to public service. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from administration or faculty.|
|William F. and Kathleen Hynes Scholarship||Awarded to a part-time student in their 4th year who is employed as a police officer or fire fighter in Chicago or is the son or daughter of a current or retired Chicago police officer or fire fighter. Candidates must submit a letter confirming connection to police or fire department and that the member is in good standing.|
|Lahart Leach Scholarship||Named for F. Vern Lahart and Richard C. Leach, awarded to a part-time student who demonstrates financial need.|
|William L. Lamey Scholarship||Awarded to student entering the final year of studies with demonstrated interest in commercial or business law and shows financial need. Candidates must submit Letter of support from faculty member who taught the student in commercial or business law class.|
|Leahy and Hoste Scholarship||Scholarship for students enrolled in the University’s School of Law with preference given to students in their final year of study who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance and strong litigation skills.|
|Richard A. Michael Scholarship||Awarded to student in final year of studies who studied Civil Procedure with Professor Michael and demonstrated exceptional academic performance. Financial need a consideration. Candidates must submit a cover letter and letter of support.|
|Ozmon Family Foundation Scholarship||Scholarship for students enrolled in the University's School of Law with preference given to students in their final year of study who have demonstrated an interest (through any of class selection, participation in clinical work, student competition or otherwise) in developing skills in trial advocacy and are in need of financial assistance.|
|The Michael J. Perona Memorial Scholarship||Awarded to resident of Illinois with an expressed interest in practicing in the state. To qualify, you must be a 2nd or 3rd year student and your rank must be in the lower 75%. Candidates must submit an essay demonstrating strong work ethic and interest in trial practice.|
|The John J. Piderit, S.J./Theodore G. Munz, S.J./Loyola Academy Scholarship||Awarded to full-time student who is a graduate of Loyola Academy and shows financial need.|
|Patrick Charles Quinlan Scholarship||Award is based on academic achievement, financial need, and public service. Preference giving to a member of the Public interest Law Society executive board.|
|Power, Rogers & Smith Scholarship||Awarded to students who demonstrate an interest in equal access to justice and demonstrate need. Candidates must submit a letter of support.|
Barney & Angela Richards Scholarship
|Awarded to student who completes labor law, employment law, or mediation class with the EEOC; participates in Employment Mock Trial; or completes an employment law externship. Preference is given to a member of a labor union or a child of a labor union member.|
|Schiff Hardin/John J. Waldron Scholarship||Awarded to a 2nd year minority student (traditionally underrepresented, Arab or LGBT) and who demonstrates exceptional academic performance. Candidates must submit letter of support from faculty member teaching a substantive law class.|
|Sophie Swienton Endowed Scholarships||Students who demonstrate academic/extracurricular achievements, financial need, and Polish descent.|
|The Laura Terlizzi Scholarship||Awarded to female student who has completed an Intellectual Property course and intends to practice in the area. Candidates must submit a letter of support from faculty member who taught student in Intellectual Property course.|
|Consumer Antitrust Fellowship||Awarded to students in the top third of the class interested in antitrust, consumer protection, regulated industries, and political economy.|
|Health Law Fellowship||Awarded to students interested in health law. If chosen via the application process, you’ll be required to complete some variation of scholarly work and/or teaching assistance. Candidates must complete the application form.|
|Philip H. Corboy Fellowship Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy||Awarded to students chosen for various Loyola Trial teams.|
|Hartigan Fellowship||Awarded to student to work in Public Interest Law section of Career Services.|
|Curt N. Rodin Fellowship||Awarded to 2 students who participate in competition programs.|
|Public Interest Law Society||Stipend award for students with a summer public interest/public service law internship.|
|Class of 1967 Scholarship||Awarded to a 3rd year student based on academic success.|
|Byrne Chicago Scholarship Fund||Awarded to upperclass student with high achievement and financial need. Preference given to part-time students.|
|Sidney DeLove Scholarship||Awarded to upperclass student with high achievement and financial need.|
|Judge Loretta C. Douglas Scholarship in the Joseph W. Bernstein Scholars Program||Awarded to female student entering into 3rd or 4th year of studies and who demonstrates need.|
|Emilie Tavolieri Furda Endowed Scholarship Fund||Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need.|
|Freddi L. Greenberg Scholarship Fund||Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need.|
|Honorable Joseph A Power Scholarship Fund||Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need.|
|Donald C. and Karen E. Shine Scholarship||Awarded to students in the final year of studies who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need.|
|Frank and Dorothy Shirey Scholarship||Awarded to students in the final year of studies who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need.|
|Harold A. Siegan/Decalogue Scholarship||Awarded to upper class student of Jewish faith with financial need.|
|Law Alumni Scholarship||Awarded to the highest ranked 2nd year student who is not a current scholarship recipient.|
|School of Law Teresi Scholarship||Awarded to a 2nd year part-time student.|
|Judge F. Emmett Morrissey Scholarship||Awarded to the highest ranked 3rd year student who is not a current scholarship recipient.|
|Curt and Linda Rodin Scholarship||Awarded to student in final year of studies who shows exceptional academic achievement and financial need.|
|Harold and Shirley Rodin Scholarship||Awarded to full-time student in final year of studies with financial need and exceptional academic performance.|
|Joe & Colleen Ronan Endowed Scholarship Fund||Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need. Preference given to part-time students.|
|Brian and Alexandria Speers Law Scholarship Fund||Awarded to upper class student with high academic success, financial need and pursuing the JD/MBA.|
|John R. Jozwiak Law Scholarship||Awarded to 3rd year student with strong academic achievement, financial need, and high level of professionalism and integrity.|
|Dean Nina S. Appel Scholarship||Awarded to rising 3rd year ChildLaw Fellow who exemplifies the spirit of the program.|
|William J Hines Scholarship||Awarded to outstanding student entering the final year of studies, who demonstrates exceptional academic performance.|
|Dr. Jeffrey L. & Mrs. Denise Zimm Scholarship Fund||Awarded to upper class students with high academic success and financial need.|
Several outside scholarship programs exist for JD students. While we do not endorse any organization or firm, we recommend you review the criteria, deadlines, and application process for each of the awards:
- ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
- Pipeline to Practice Foundation
- Law Preview Scholarships
- Adler Pollock and Sheehan Diversity Scholarship
- Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Law Student Scholarship
- Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship
- Earl Warren Scholarship
Through your own research, you may discover grants or scholarships for which you qualify. Here are a few free search sites to help you identify potential awards:
If you are awarded an outside grant or scholarship, you’ll need to complete the Outside Scholarship Report form.
Full-time students may qualify for federal work-study. If you qualify, you may earn money through campus and community-based employment. You must complete the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office form to request work study.
Military and Veterans Awards
The Alternate Entry Option of the ARMY ROTC Scholarship is available to JD students and requires 2 years left until graduation. These scholarships are based on academic and extracurricular achievement as well as leadership potential. Please contact Mr. Djimitri Francois, Army ROTC Scholarship & Enrollment Officer, at 773-508-8980 or email@example.com.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
The Loan Replacement Assistance Program (LRAP) eases the educational debt for recent graduates who are engaged in full-time public service employment. Eligibility and application materials are available in Forms section.
Loyola University Chicago partners with AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering financial education programming and resources that help students confidently manage their finances. Through AccessLex, we offer workshops and one-on-one counseling.
Loyola's Financial Aid Office also offers financial literacy resources and workshops.