Law Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. Deadlines are subject to change without notice, and for questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

Deadline varies or is not available:

National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy
Graduate Fellowship Program
- research internships for rising or current graduate students in social sciences, law, health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and public health




Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship - for recent law school and public policy school graduates interested in developing skills, experiences and networking in public interest advocacy

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship - for law school graduates (and other programs) with work experience and a genuine interest in community and public affairs as well as Germany and Europe


Merage Fellowship - (SCHOLARSHIP NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR) (UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY)for graduating college seniors who are immigrants, funding to pursue your American Dream at either graduate or professional school or for another relevant pursuit

Soros Fellowship - for graduating college seniors or first-year graduate or professional school students who are immigrants or first-generation Americans, funding for graduate or professional study

Truman Scholarship - (UIC STUDENTS APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY) for current undergraduate students who demonstrate achievement in leadership, academics and public service who want a career related to public service



NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship - (must be nominated by your athletics office) for graduating seniors who were varsity student-athletes; must have at least a 3.5/4.0 GPA and are planning to attend an accredited graduate school, law school or medical school upon graduation; award of $24,000 for one year

Zuckerman Fellowship - individuals who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, or MD degree AND are seeking an additional degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Kennedy School, or the Harvard School of Public Health


Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish college and graduate students pursuing degrees in the "helping" professions



Islamic Scholarship Fund - awards for Muslim students studying social sciences, humanities and law, and are active in their communities

Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship - for current Latino law students or students planning to enter law school the following fall of the deadline


Byron Hanke Fellowship - available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations; must be enrolled in an accredited master's, doctoral, or law program in the United States of America or Canada

National Bar Institute African-American Law Student Fellowship - African American students currently enrolled in law school


TCAdvance Scholarship - for Turkish American students (high school seniors, current undergraduate or graduate students) who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate leadership in the Turkish American community; and are pursuing law, public policy, public affairs, political science, international relations, communications, journalism or public relations