Applying for Scholarships

All applications completed and received by February 1 will receive priority consideration for scholarship awards. There is no separate scholarship essay required. All applicants will be automatically considered for all applicable scholarships. Applications received between February 1 and March 15 will be considered if funding allows.

Moritz LL.M.  Scholarship

The Moritz LL.M. Scholarship is awarded to outstanding LL.M. applicants who will contribute to the intellectual diversity and strength of the LL.M. program. All applicants, regardless of citizenship, or country where their LL.B. was earned, are eligible for this scholarship.  Awards range in value from $3,000 to $10,000.

Jones Day Scholarship for Applicants from the People’s Republic of China

The Jones Day Scholarship is supported by the generosity of Jones Day, one of the world’s largest and most successful international firms. In keeping with its role in helping to globalize the marketplace, Jones Day has continued its generous support for the Moritz College of Law by sponsoring an annual scholarship for talented lawyers from the People’s Republic of China. One scholarship, or two partial scholarships, will be awarded each year to study in Moritz’s LL.M. Program. The scholarship seeks to support students who show promise through a record of community service, academic or professional achievement, leadership and/or overcoming hardship. In awarding the scholarship, we seek candidates who have the capability and commitment to share their perspectives with other LL.M. students and the J.D. students at Moritz.

Scholarship for the Americas

Lawyers who have obtained their LL.B degree in law from Central or South America will be automatically considered. The Scholarship for the Americas is merit-based and offers two (2) 25% tuition waivers per year. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strong academic aptitude, work experience, and who will contribute to the intellectual diversity and strength of the LL.M program.

Scholarship for Africa

Lawyers who have obtained their LL.B degree in law from African countries will be automatically considered. The Scholarship for Africa is merit-based and offers two (2) 25% tuition waivers per year. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strong academic aptitude, work experience, and who will contribute to the intellectual diversity and strength of the LL.M program.

Scholarship for Europe

Lawyers who have obtained their LL.B degree in law from European countries will be automatically considered. The Scholarship for Europe is merit-based and offers two (2) 25% tuition waivers per year. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strong academic aptitude, work experience, and who will contribute to the intellectual diversity and strength of the LL.M program.

Scholarship for Southeast Asia

Lawyers who have obtained their LL.B degree in law from Southeast Asian countries will be automatically considered. The Scholarship for Southeast Asia is merit-based and offers two (2) 25% tuition waivers per year. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strong academic aptitude, work experience, and who will contribute to the intellectual diversity and strength of the LL.M program.

Scholarships Offered with Other Partners

COLFUTURO Grants

The Moritz College of Law offers half tuition waivers to COLFUTURO award winners from Colombia. Applicants must apply directly to the Moritz LL.M. program.  COLFUTURO award recipients must provide proof of their award to the Moritz College to be awarded the tuition waiver.  This award is limited to four applicants per application cycle.  For full details, visit the COLFUTURO website.

Fulbright Grants

The Moritz College of Law offers partial tuition waivers to Fulbright award winners, effectively lowering the tuition amount to Ohio resident rates. Applicants must apply through the Fulbright program in their home countries. Often applications must be received one year in advance of planned matriculation. For full details, visit the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Program for Foreign Students website.

Muskie Grants

Citizens from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan are eligible for the Edmund S. Muskie Ph.D. Fellowship. The Moritz College of Law offers partial tuition waivers to Muskie fellows, effectively lowering the tuition amount to Ohio resident rates. For full details, visit the Muskie program website.

General Reference Sites for Funding

In addition to providing resources for funding, these sites cover a variety of topics related to studying and living in the U.S.

Other Possible Funding Resources for  International Students*

*The Moritz College of Law does not endorse any particular foundation.

Potential Loan Sources for Foreign Study*

*The Moritz College of Law does not  endorse any particular loan organization.