IJC Scholarship Application:

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically to Justice Sharon Oden Johnson at: Please list your name in the subject line of the emails transmitting your scholarship application and supporting documents (e.g., John Doe’s scholarship application or references). 

Questions should be directed to Justice Sharon Oden Johnson at or her assistant, AnitaMarie Nelson at 

2024 - 2025 Law School Scholarships

Deadline: June 3, 2024

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or accepted full time in a juris doctor program at an accredited Illinois law school.
  • Submit a copy of applicant’s most recent transcript (need not be official).
  • Submit a current confidential financial statement, Part 6 of the application.
  • Complete the Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship Application.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation (from a college or law school professor.)
  • Submit a Personal Statement, Part 5 of the application.
  • Submit a Resume.
  • Submit a current photograph.

Applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Proven ability to overcome obstacles
  • Application
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement
  • Community Activities

Please note that all scholarship awardees must submit proof of law school enrollment for the 2024-2025 academic year before the scholarship funds will be released.

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