Throughout our 70-year history, the CBF has been fortunate to receive a number of planned gifts from generous members of the legal community. A good example was a gift Eleanor Moses made to the CBF in 1975 in memory of her husband and in honor of her son, both respected attorneys in Chicago. With these funds, the CBF established the CBF Walter H. Moses Sr. and Walter H. Moses Scholarship, which the CBF still awards over 40 years after its creation.
Currently a $60,000 scholarship paid over three years, it is awarded once every three years to a student at one of the six Chicago-area law schools, by rotation. The scholarship is given to an incoming law student pursuing a public interest legal career and removes some of the financial barriers they would otherwise face in pursuing that career path. Recipients of the CBF’s Moses Scholarship have become highly successful members of the Bar, with recent recipients currently working at several legal aid organizations in Chicago and other parts of the country. Angela Kilgore, an incoming first year law student at The John Marshall Law School, was recently selected as the 2018 CBF Moses Scholar.
The Moses Scholarship was made possible through Eleanor’s vision and planned gift to the CBF. She gave back to the legal profession and our community by leaving a uniquely meaningful and lasting legacy for her husband and son.