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The Illinois Hammer Scholarship $6,000

Applications are currently open! The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.

The Illinois Hammer Scholarship is awarded biannually in the amount of $6,000.

How to apply:

The Illinois Hammer is invested in our community and deeply believes in its future. We are now accepting applications for a $6,000 scholarship to assist the leaders of tomorrow in furthering their education. To apply, please read the conditions and criteria below and if you’re eligible, fill out the form below, which includes a 300-500 word essay. Please pay careful attention to the essay prompt. Good luck and thank you!

Please read the full page carefully for more information on conditions and criteria.  


Must plan to attend an accredited university within 12 months of applying for the scholarship or already be enrolled in an accredited university. Scholarship will be released directly to the school once proof of enrollment is received to our office. Winner must sign a media release and be available for interview. This is a needs-based scholarship, winner must provide tax records indicating parent(s) or guardian make less than $50k a year if they are selected. Must be a current resident in Illinois. Please only apply once per application period. This scholarship is not limited to pre-law candidates; it is a scholarship intended for any area of study.

  • If you are not selected as a winner you may apply during the next application period
  • Each period a new prompt and essay criteria will be chosen and featured in the below “Determination Criteria”
  • Due to the wonderful amount of applicants, we will close submissions if we receive 400 essays before we meet the deadline; If this occurs, we will make an announcement on this page and on social media
  • If you were a previously selected winner, you may not apply again
  • You cannot be a current employee of the law firm nor directly related to any law firm employee

Determination Criteria:

Upon applying, each potential scholarship recipient’s essay will be reviewed by three judges: the senior partner of the law firm at The Illinois Hammer Injury Law Firm, the Director of Communications at The Illinois Hammer Injury Law Firm, and an Illinois school teacher that has over 20 years of experience in the classroom. The essay will be judged based on creativity, adherence to the prompt, and spelling. Once the winning essay is selected it will be confirmed that the potential recipient meets conditions necessary, which are stated at


Congratulations to past winners of The Illinois Hammer Scholarship



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