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Scholarship Opportunities

1. I'm pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for our pre-law students! Please consider applying for the Charles W. Chapman Memorial Scholarship for Pre-Law Students. This will be awarded during Spring 2013! You will need to complete an application form (which you can get in Dr. Linhorst's office at 1211 Peck Hall, or e-mail her at and she will send you a copy of the form), and write a short essay on what you hope to accomplish in your law career. You can apply for this scholarship if you meet the following criteria: (1) You are a third or fourth year SIUE student; (2) your major is in the College of Arts and Sciences; (3) your GPA is 3.0 or above; (4) you are a graduate of a high school in Madison County, IL (with a preference given to anyone who is from the city of Madison, IL); and (5) you demonstrate financial need. THE APPLICATION AND ESSAY ARE DUE TO DR. DIRKS-LINHORST BY JANUARY 31, 2013, AND CAN BE RETURNED TO HER IN ROOM 1211 PECK HALL. This is a competitive award, and an independent panel will determine the winning application. The winner will receive their award at Honors Day on April 14, 2013. The $225 prize will be applied toward the student's tuition or educational costs here at SIUE. The award MAY be renewable up to one time.

2. Please be advised that the ABA offers a scholarship opportunity for those considering law school. It is a $5,000 financial assistance annually to a person attending an ABA-accredited law school. The application can be found at, should you be interested. Awards are based on your qualifications, and it doesn't matter which law school you plan to attend. The application is due typically around MARCH 1, of each year. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school. Best of luck!!!!

3. NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2012! SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FROM THE CENTRAL ILLINOIS BAR ASSOCIATION! I'm pleased to share information with you about a potential scholarship opportunity - if you are interested let me know and I will forward by e-mail a .pdf with all the eligibility requirements, and the application - it is geared towards students who will enter law school in of luck and let me know if anyone has questions.

Check back for more information soon!

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