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Posted on: May 30, 2018

The Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is pleased to offer various scholarships to deserving and diverse students each year. Twenty students from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin received scholarships in 2017!
The application deadline is September 1, 2018. Selected applicants will be notified whether they must submit to an interview with members of the scholarship committee. Scholarship recipients must be able to attend the Unity Award Dinner through award presentation in the last week of November, 2018.  

There are several scholarships and the awarded amounts vary. To access the online application and complete information, please see our website at  

Among the DSF scholarships and externships are:

Public Interest Advocate Scholarship Award
This Scholarship will be awarded to a law student who is interested in pursuing a career in public service or a student who is actively involved with a not-for-profit agency that represents the needy and the underprivileged.  Eligible students maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Law Student with a Disability Scholarship Award
This Scholarship (an award of at least $500) was established with the support of attorney Stacy J. Campbell, an Associate with Hinshaw and Culbertson, and her fiance Dr. George F. Viamontes.  There is no GPA requirement for this scholarship.

Bar Exam Preparation Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to third-year law students who have demonstrated academic ability and the need for financial assistance.  This scholarship is intended to help off-set the cost of an Illinois State Bar Exam preparation course.

Judicial Externships
In addition to our numerous scholarships, the Diversity Scholarship Foundation also provides opportunities for externships with judges in a variety of different fields.  Please indicate that you wish to be considered in the application and your application will be forwarded.  Additional requirements may apply according to the rules and regulations of the courthouse where the extern will be working.  
Those selected for an interview will be contacted by the court.  Selected externs will be provided a stipend.  

Note: The DSF reserves the right to waive the GPA requirements to well-deserving students who tirelessly advocate for diversity.  You must have completed at least two semesters of law school (and have a transcript) to qualify for all but the LSAT scholarship.

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