William Stewart Boyd Scholarship Application

AAML Illinois Chapter William Stewart Boyd Scholarship for African American Law Students


  • Instructions:

    Please complete this application form and include all documents requested

    Deadline: Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2021 for the academic year 2021-2022

    Requirements: All Applicants must complete the application form and essay below and sign the release of information to allow the AAML Illinois Chapter to confirm the applicant’s enrollment in an Illinois Law School for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.

    Applicants must submit an official copy of the Applicant’s most recent transcript, two letters of recommendation ( at least one from a college or law professor ) and a current resume.

    The “AAML Illinois Chapter William Stewart Boyd Scholarship for African American Law Students” is the inaugural scholarship sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. This scholarship is a one-time award of $5,000.00 to one law student attending an Illinois Law School during the 2021-2022 academic year.

    To qualify, the Applicant must:

    • Identify as African American
    • Be enrolled on a fulltime basis in an accredited Illinois Law School
    • Have an interest in Family Law

    Please complete and submit this application:

  • I am currently enrolled in law school for the academic year 2021-2022 in Illinois at:


    In an attached essay of 500 words or less, please state why you should be considered a strong candidate to receive this scholarship by addressing one or more of the following:

    1. What factors in your personal background, grades and academic interests brought you to enroll in law school?
    2. What interests do you have in the field of matrimonial or family law?
    3. Are you personally interested in working to benefit families in your community? If so, how would you like to do this?
    4. Where do you see yourself professionally ten years from now?
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    Acceptable formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf
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