Apply for a CBF Fellowship or Scholarship
Applications for the 2017 CBF Kimball R. and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship are due on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Download the Guidelines and Application Form.
The Selection Committee will review the applications and make a decision in June. The Fellowship will be presented at the CBA and CBF Pro Bono and Public Service Awards Luncheon on July 17, 2017. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision.
If you have any questions about the application or selection process, please contact Ryanne Easley at (312) 554-1247 or email@example.com.
Applications for the 2017 CBF Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship must be received by Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. View the Guidelines for additional information and eligibility criteria. You can download the Application Form here.
The CBF reviews the applications and submits them to the Marovitz Scholarship Selection Committee. The Marovitz Scholarship Selection Committee reviews the applications and will make a decision by midsummer. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision.
If you have questions about the application or selection process, please contact Ryanne Easley at (312) 554-1247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CBF does not accept applications for the CBF Moses Scholarship. Every three years the Moses Scholarship rotates to a different Chicago law school, and the law school’s administration selects the Scholarship recipient.
The law school administration must select a recipient who qualifies for full-time admission under law school standards and demonstrates, above and beyond other potential recipients, the following:
- A solid commitment to public interest issues over a significant period of time as demonstrated by past and present activities.
- The desire to practice public interest law, i.e., to improve access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged people who are in the most critical need of the protections of our civil legal system. Not included in this definition of public interest law are judicial clerkships, government work, private practice, pro bono work in a traditional law firm setting, academics, or prosecutor positions (e.g., state’s attorney).
- A commitment to a specific public interest path or goal as demonstrated by an application essay and a personal interview. In the interest of efficiency, the law school may wish to interview only finalists for the Scholarship.
- The ability to achieve success as a lawyer, as demonstrated by past academic performance, taking into account any personal obstacles that the candidate may have overcome and other relevant considerations.
- Financial need, taking into account other means of funding tuition, such as scholarship awards or personal assets.
For more information, please contact Ryanne Easley at (312) 554-1247 or email@example.com.
To obtain information about the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program and application process, contact Equal Justice Works.