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Scholarship Opportunities

1. Please consider applying for the Charles W. Chapman Memorial Scholarship for Pre-Law Students. This will be determined during the Fall of each year! You will need to apply through AcademicWorks (, 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. This is a competitive award, and an independent panel will determine the winning application. The winner will receive their award at Honors Day. The $750 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 significant scholarship opportunity for those considering law school. Please read the details at, should you be interested. Awards are based on your qualifications, and it doesn't matter which law school you plan to attend. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school. Best of luck!!!!

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