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Scholarships & Grants
There are a variety of sources of non-repayable aid outside of the Moritz College of Law, including grants/scholarships from the University, local bar associations, philanthropic organizations, etc. The Moritz Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has several copies of the 2004-06 How to Pay for Your Law Degree on file and has also placed a copy on reserve in the law library for student use.
Additionally, the Moritz Office of Career Services maintains a binder of local, regional, and national scholarships and grants. The Office of Career Services publicizes these in its twice-monthly newsletter, Future Interests.
Finally, there are a variety of free online scholarship search sites that might provide information about other sources of scholarship/grant aid. One potentially helpful web site can be found at www.fastweb.com.
The Moritz College of Law and the Ohio State University Office of Student Financial Aid generally discourage students from using scholarship search services which require the student to pay a fee.
NOTE: Entering and continuing students who are awarded a grant(s) or scholarship(s) from outside of the Moritz College of Law and the University (e.g., from a local philanthropic organization) must inform the Ohio State Office of Student Financial Aid of this financial assistance. Students may email email@example.com with the name of the award and the amount of the award.
List of Current External Awards
Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship
The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college students, and law students. Please visit the scholarship page on their website that explains all of the requirements to apply. http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/
Charter One Bank TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship
Good Citizens Deserve Help With College! Applications accepted beginning April 1, 2013. What makes you a good citizen? Charter One Bank will be offering its 3rd annual TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship, awarding a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to 40 students across the country for the 2013-14 academic year! Beginning April 1st, tell us how you demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership in a short essay or video, complete the application form and submit two references directly connected to your community involvement for your chance to win. Be sure to apply early as participation is limited to the first 3,000 applicants! For information on how to enter, visit www.charterone.com/scholarship.
Nadrich & Cohen, L.L.P. Emergency Fund
The partners at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are passionate about promoting our civil justice system. We also understand firsthand the challenges of meeting the academic and financial demands of attending law school. We know how rewarding the experience can be. Now more than ever, America needs qualified attorneys who are committed to the civil justice system, and who stand ready to make a real difference on behalf of consumers. In that spirit, we are proud to announce the Nadrich & Cohen Emergency Scholarship Fund. This award is to be awarded to a deserving law school student for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship consists of $1,500, payable through the law school for the student's behalf. To apply for the Nadrich & Cohen Scholarship Fund, please submit a 500 to 1000 word essay on the importance of jury trials in our society. Submissions will be judged according to creativity, passion, and knowledge of the subject. You have from February 2 to June 30th to submit your essay. The winner will be notified on August 15th. Apply at http://www.personalinjurylawcal.com/emergency-scholarship-fund.php
Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarship: $1,000; 150 word essay. Creativity wins. No GPA requirements. Open to all students. Application & details: www.birthlaw.com
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Diversity Scholarship
The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its first annual 2013 Diversity Scholarship for law students. The scholarship has been created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society. The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The first annual award will be awarded in 2013. All information can be found by visiting our website at www.BuckfireLaw.com and hitting the “Apply Button” under “Student Scholarships” on the right hand column. We hope that this scholarship is something that you will offer to your students as a source for financial aid. Application deadline: May 31, 2013.
Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship
The Hudson County Bar Foundation sponsors scholarships for law students from Hudson County. Applicants must complete the application and submit required information by April 30. 2013HCBFScholarshipApplication
Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
Michigan Auto law is now accepting applications for the 2013 annual scholarship program open to students currently in their first or second year of law school. The recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. Application deadline is May 1st, 2013. For more information visit the Opportunities section of their website.
Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office. The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School. Please visit www.bccf.org for an on-line application for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship. Complete applications must be submitted to Berks County Community Foundation between January 15th and April 1st.
Akron Bar Foundation Scholarship
The Akron Bar Association sponsors yearly scholarships for law students from Summit County who demonstrate financial need. Applications can be found at the Akron Bar Association website.
Black Law Students Association Jones Day Robert M. Duncan Scholarship
The Black Law Students Association of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law (BLSA) and Jones Day have partnered to award the one-year $10,000 BLSA-Jones Day Judge Robert M. Duncan Scholarship to an undergraduate student interested in pursuing his or her legal education at the Moritz College of Law. This Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated strong academic performance, interest or leadership with respect to communities of color, and an aspiration to pursue a legal career. As set forth in the attached application, the applicant must receive, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college during or before Fall Semester 2013 and must matriculate to the Moritz College of Law in Fall Semester of 2013 as a first-year student. The application can be found here. For more information on the Moritz College of Law BLSA, please visit their website.
Shelby County Community Foundation Scholarship
The Community Foundation of Shelby County sponsors a scholarship for a law student for students from Shelby County, Ohio and the surrounding areas. For more information, please visit the Foundation website. Please check back a later date for information on this year's scholarship.
Warren County Bar Association Scholarship
The Warren County Bar Association is accepting applications for law school scholarships for Warren County residents. The scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 each and are for the 2013-2014 academic year. Interested parties are asked to submit a letter and resume to the Bar Association, indicating their background, law school plans, and any other pertinent information. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2013. You may send your completed information to: Warren County Bar Association, 500 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036. Please check back a later date for information on this year's scholarship.