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Illinois Institute of Technology College of Law

City Year is proud to partner with Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law, a national leader in legal education, offering $10,000 grants to admitted City Year applicants.

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$10,000 grants

$10,000 grants will be awarded to three City Year recipients per year towards the Juris Doctor program.

Grants are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

Additional benefits

  • There is no application fee for first-year Juris Doctor applicants.
  • Enrollment deferral: A one-year deferral is offered for students admitted to the Juris Doctor program who decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies.

Why City Year loves Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law

The Chicago-Kent College of Law is one of the few law schools affiliated with a technological university. Recognizing that students must be able to think like lawyers before they can practice, Chicago-Kent first and foremost teaches students the inner logic of the law. It then stresses innovative skills programs that enable students to learn to practice as attorneys. The school’s focus on legal writing, clinical and trial advocacy programs equips students to hit the ground running upon graduation. In addition, the school’s historical focus on the intersection between law and technology further enhances students’ ability to anticipate future developments in the law.

To apply

To apply for the City Year scholarship, request a City Year service verification letter by emailing the City Year Alumni and Career Services Department at alumni@cityyear.org with “IIT Kent Law: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent directly back to you so that you can upload it to your application.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé and/or essay.

To apply for the scholarship

Please contact the admissions office and state your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership to be considered for the scholarship described above.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (312) 906-5020 or email admissions@kentlaw.iit.edu with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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