J.D. Admissions

Diversity Enrichment Scholarships

The Moritz College of Law is committed to enrolling highly motivated individuals with strong academic potential who bring to the College a broad range of personal backgrounds and intellectual experiences. The College seeks to assemble a class that is both academically qualified and broadly diverse.

The Admissions Committee may consider diversity of thought and experience in making admissions decisions. Examples of diversity factors that the Committee may consider include: age, disability, race, ethnicity, international status, geographic region, gender, sexual orientation, work experience, cross-cultural experience, cultural competency, current or past military service, exceptional or unique talents, socio-economic background, first generation citizen, first generation college student, and a commitment to public service. By its very nature, a standard cannot be articulated to embrace all of the positive manifestations of diversity that applicant files may reflect. And the examples above are intended to be illustrative, not exhaustive.

Applications for this award are not required, though applicants are encouraged to submit an essay (not to exceed two pages) that speaks to how their diverse life experience will contribute to educational exchange and the legal profession.

Email the essay to lawadmit@osu.edu, or fax to (614) 292-1492.

Diversity Enrichment Scholarships are renewable for each year of law school, not to exceed three years total, if recipients remain in good academic standing by maintaining a 2.0 GPA.