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Types of Aid & Resources

Furthering your education is an investment in you and your future. We’ve provided you with some information and resources to help you manage the process.

We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The earliest you can submit the FAFSA is October 1st in the year prior to when you’ll receive aid. Loyola’s code is 001710. After the Student Award Report is confirmed, Loyola sends you verification, which outlines the amount of aid awarded to you, based on your Expected Family Contribution. The award may include federal loans, grants, scholarships, and work study.

Loans

Loans can come from federal loan programs, alternative loan programs, or both. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine the amount of loans available to you. Federal loans have lower interest rates and repayment options, but private and alternative loans are another option.

The earliest you can submit the FAFSA is October 1st in the year prior to when you’ll receive aid. Loyola’s code is 001710. After the Student Award Report is confirmed, Loyola sends you verification, which outlines the amount of aid awarded to you, based on your Expected Family Contribution. The award may include federal loans, grants, scholarships, and work study.

Loyola University Chicago Law Awards

First-Year Awards

Our friends and alumni understand the value of a legal education. Through their generosity, we are able to enroll and retain qualified students.

ScholarshipDescriptionAward
Merit Scholarships Awarded at the time of admission to full- or weekend JD students with exceptionally strong records, diverse backgrounds, and capacity for the study of law. Varies
The Bernstein Scholarship Series Awarded to admitted, U.S. citizens enrolling full-time who demonstrate need. 50% tuition
Circles of Advocates of the Joseph W. Bernstein Scholarship Fund Awarded to full-time admitted student with achievements in debate, moot court, mock trial and who have demonstrated need. At least $5,000
Judge William J. Campbell Public Interest Scholarship Awarded to full-time admitted student with proven public interest experience and who has demonstrated need. $4,000
Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship Awarded to incoming students who participated in Americorps, City Corps, City Year, Peace Corps, VISTA, Teach for America, or Jesuit Volunteer Corps. If you have completed active military duty you also qualify. $4,000
Mark & Charlene Novak Scholarship Awarded to full-time JD student who is the first in their family to receive a college education and has an interest in advocacy or representing individuals injured in their person. Varies
Parrillo CPS Scholarship Fund Awarded to student who attended Chicago Public School for at least two years and demonstrated exceptional academic performance. Varies
Child and Family Law Fellowships Awarded to admitted students chosen through an application process and who are interested in child and family law. An application must be submitted and finalists must be interviewed. $20,000 over 3 years of school
Health Law Fellowships Awarded to admitted students chosen through an application process and who are interested in health law. Varies
Intellectual Property Fellowship Awarded to admitted students, through an application process, with demonstrated interest in intellectual property. $2,500
Upper Class Awards

To be considered for all awards, you must also submit a resume and the FAFSA by April 1 and an application through Academic Works. Additional materials, including but not limited to a letter of nomination, may be required. The application deadline is April 1 for all awards.

ScholarshipDescription
Norman Amaker Scholarship Awarded to student who embodies the spirit, tenacity, and commitment to human and civil rights reminiscent of the late School and Law Professor Norman Amaker.
Thomas F. and Patricia A. Bridgman Scholarship Awarded to a baptized Roman Catholic student who has demonstrated achievements in academic and extracurricular activities and has shown financial need.
Law Class of 1963 Scholarship Awarded to 2nd-year full-time student who demonstrated exceptional performance in Business Law. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from a Business Law professor.
James P. Carey Scholarship Awarded to a 3rd year student who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and an interest in advocacy. Financial need must be demonstrated. Candidates must submit a cover letter and letter of support from full-time Advocacy Center faculty or staff.
Cooney-Conway Fellowship Awarded to a student in the final year of study who has demonstrated exceptional academic interest and strong litigation skills.
Joan Marie Corboy Scholarship Awarded to student who demonstrates leadership qualities and superior ability in advocacy. Candidates must submit a 500-word essay and letter of support from Advocacy Center faculty or staff.
David L. Hartigan Scholarship In memory of David L. Hartigan, son of Neil Hartigan, awarded to 3rd year student based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to public service. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from administration or faculty.
William F. and Kathleen Hynes Scholarship Awarded to a part-time student in their 4th year who is employed as a police officer or fire fighter in Chicago or is the son or daughter of a current or retired Chicago police officer or fire fighter. Candidates must submit a letter confirming connection to police or fire department and that the member is in good standing.
Lahart Leach Scholarship Named for F. Vern Lahart and Richard C. Leach, awarded to a part-time student who demonstrates financial need.
William L. Lamey Scholarship Awarded to student entering the final year of studies with demonstrated interest in commercial or business law and shows financial need. Candidates must submit Letter of support from faculty member who taught the student in commercial or business law class.
Leahy and Hoste Scholarship Awarded to student entering final year of studies who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and strong litigation skills. Candidates must submit a letter of support from Advocacy Center faculty or staff.
Richard A. Michael Scholarship Awarded to student in final year of studies who studied Civil Procedure with Professor Michael and demonstrated exceptional academic performance. Financial need a consideration. Candidates must submit a cover letter and letter of support.
Ozmon Family Foundation Scholarship Awarded to a student for the final year of studies, you must demonstrate interest in clinical work. Candidates must submit a letter of support from Advocacy Center faculty or staff.
The Michael J. Perona Memorial Scholarship Awarded to resident of Illinois with an expressed interest in practicing in the state. To qualify, you must be a 2nd or 3rd year student and your rank must be in the lower 75%. Candidates must submit an essay demonstrating strong work ethic and interest in trial practice.
The John J. Piderit, S.J./Theodore G. Munz, S.J./Loyola Academy Scholarship Awarded to full-time student who is a graduate of Loyola Academy and shows financial need.
Patrick Charles Quinlan Scholarship Award is based on academic achievement, financial need, and public service. Preference giving to a member of the Public interest Law Society executive board.
Power, Rogers & Smith Scholarship Awarded to students who demonstrate an interest in equal access to justice and demonstrate need. Candidates must submit a letter of support.
Barney & Angela Richards Scholarship Awarded to student who completes labor law, employment law, or mediation class with the EEOC; participates in Employment Mock Trail; or completes an employment law externship. Preference is given to a member of a labor union or a child of a labor union member.
Schiff Hardin/John J. Waldron Scholarship Awarded to a 2nd year minority student (traditionally underrepresented, Arab or LGBT) and who demonstrates exceptional academic performance. Candidates must submit letter of support from faculty member teaching a substantive law class.
Sophie Swienton Endowed Scholarships Students who demonstrate academic/extracurricular achievements, financial need, and Polish descent.
The Laura Terlizzi Scholarship Awarded to female student who has completed an Intellectual Property course and intends to practice in the area. Candidates must submit a letter of support from faculty member who taught student in Intellectual Property course.
Consumer Antitrust Fellowship Awarded to students in the top third of the class interested in antitrust, consumer protection, regulated industries, and political economy.
Health Law Fellowship Awarded to students interested in health law. If chosen via the application process, you’ll be required to complete some variation of scholarly work and/or teaching assistance. Candidates must complete the application form.
Philip H. Corboy Fellowship Corboy Fellowship in Trial Advocacy Awarded to students chosen for various Loyola Trial teams.
Hartigan Fellowship Awarded to student to work in Public Interest Law section of Career Services.
Curt N. Rodin Fellowship Awarded to 2 students who participate in competition programs.
Public Interest Law Society Stipend award for students with a summer public interest/public service law internship.
Class of 1967 Scholarship Awarded to a 3rd year student based on academic success.
Byrne Chicago Scholarship Fund Awarded to upperclass student with high achievement and financial need. Preference given to part-time students. 
Sidney DeLove Scholarship Awarded to upperclass student with high achievement and financial need.
Judge Loretta C. Douglas Scholarship in the Joseph W. Bernstein Scholars Program Awarded to female student entering into 3rd or 4th year of studies and who demonstrates need.
Emilie Tavolieri Furda Endowed Scholarship Fund Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need.
Freddi L. Greenberg Scholarship Fund Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need.
Honorable Joseph A Power Scholarship Fund Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need.
Donald C. and Karen E. Shine Scholarship Awarded to students in the final year of studies who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need.
Frank and Dorothy Shirey Scholarship Awarded to students in the final year of studies who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and financial need.
Harold A. Siegan/Decalogue Scholarship Awarded to upper class student of Jewish faith with financial need.
Law Alumni Scholarship Awarded to the highest ranked 2nd year student who is not a current scholarship recipient.
School of Law Teresi Scholarship Awarded to a 2nd year evening student.
Judge F. Emmett Morrissey Scholarship Awarded to the highest ranked 3rd year student who is not a current scholarship recipient.
Curt and Linda Rodin Scholarship Awarded to student in final year of studies who shows exceptional academic achievement and financial need.
Harold and Shirley Rodin Scholarship Awarded to full-time student in final year of studies with financial need and exceptional academic performance.
Joe & Colleen Ronan Endowed Scholarship Fund Awarded to upper class student with high academic success and financial need. Preference given to part-time students.
Brian and Alexandria Speers Law Scholarship Fund Awarded to upper class student with high academic success, financial need and pursuing the JD/MBA.
John R. Jozwiak Law Scholarship Awarded to 3rd year student with strong academic achievement, financial need, and high level of professionalism and integrity.
Dean Nina S. Appel Scholarship Awarded to rising 3rd year ChildLaw Fellow who exemplifies the spirit of the program.
William J Hines Scholarship Awarded to outstanding student entering the final year of studies, who demonstrates exceptional academic performance.
Dr. Jeffrey L. & Mrs. Denise Zimm Scholarship Fund Awarded to upper class students with high academic success and financial need.
Outside Awards

Several outside scholarship programs exist for JD students. While we do not endorse any organization or firm, we recommend you review the criteria, deadlines, and application process for each of the awards:

Through your own research, you may discover grants or scholarships for which you qualify. Here are a few free search sites to help you identify potential awards:

If you are awarded an outside grant or scholarship, you’ll need to complete the Outside Scholarship Report form.

Work Study

Full-time students may qualify for federal work-study. If you qualify, you may earn money through campus and community-based employment. You must complete the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office form to request work study.

Veteran’s Benefits

We also partner with the University’s Financial Aid Office to offer resources to current and former military students.

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

The Loan Replacement Assistance Program (LRAP) eases the educational debt for recent graduates who are engaged in full-time public service employment. Eligibility and application materials are available in Forms section. 

Financial Education

Loyola University Chicago partners with AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering financial education programming and resources that help students confidently manage their finances. Through AccessLex, we offer workshops and one-on-one counseling.

Loyola's Financial Aid Office also offers financial literacy resources and workshops.