Law School Scholarship offered by bar association

Staff Editorial

The Coles-Cumberland Bar Association has established a Law School Scholarship Program.

The bar association, which is a private organization composed of attorneys practicing in Coles and Cumberland Counties. The organization has created the scholarship program to recognize and assist law students who have a close connection to both counties.

More than one scholarship of $1,000 will be annually awarded based upon academic and extracurricular achievements, backgrounds and financial need.

All information is from a press release from Lisa Lackey, a legal assistant at Frisse and Brewster Law Offices.

The bar association Law School Scholarship Program is open to students closes to both counties who are enrolled in an accredited law school during the 2016-17 academic year.

Applicants for the program are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, background and financial need and their connection to both counties.

Applications for the scholarships can be obtained from their Facebook page, or by calling the Bar Association’s Secretary at 217-639-7800 and are due Jan. 31.