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Moritz Merit Scholarships
The Moritz Merit Scholarships were established in 2001 by Michael E. Moritz '61. Mr. Moritz created these unique scholarships with a vision to help Ohio State attract and train a select group of students with outstanding academic and personal histories who are dedicated to improving the lives of their clients, their communities, and the profession of law.
Moritz Merit Scholarships are awarded to entering students only. These awards recognize exceptional students who possess excellent academic credentials and leadership abilities.
Criteria for the Moritz Merit Scholarships include the applicant's past academic performance, score results from the LSAT, demonstrated capacity for leadership, contribution to the diversity of the law school community, and other factors indicating the applicant's potential to excel in all aspects of the law school experience.
Only those applicants who have taken the LSAT by December 2012, and applied to the Moritz College of Law by February 1, 2013, will be eligible for consideration.
Moritz Scholars will have as mentors nationally-recognized individuals chosen for their leadership in a wide variety of areas including academia, business, law, government, and public interest. Moritz Scholars will have an opportunity to meet with their mentors several times a year.
Each year, beneficiaries of Michael Moritz's generosity will have the opportunity to gather for an evening of fellowship; those in attendance will include Moritz Scholar semi-finalists, currently enrolled Moritz Scholars, Moritz Scholar Alumni, program mentors, alumni and friends. The first annual Moritz Scholar Dinner took place in the Spring of 2002.
Some students admitted to the Moritz College of Law, and identified as having the background and credentials qualifying them for consideration as potential Moritz Scholars, will be invited to complete the Moritz Scholar Application; however all are welcome to apply.
We recognize that some students with excellent academic records and personal histories are completing their application for admission in December or January and might not, therefore, receive a decision on their application prior to January 1. We invite those students to download the Moritz Scholarship Application and submit it as soon as possible.
The post-mark deadline for the Moritz Scholar application is February 15; Moritz Scholar applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the Selection Committee.
Members of the Moritz Scholars Selection Committee include the Associate Dean for Admissions, the Assistant Dean of Admissions, two members of the faculty and two alumni representatives. The Selection Committee will review all scholarship applications and select a group of semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will be invited to interview with a member of the Selection Committee. The interview may take place in person or by telephone/Skype.
Those chosen as Moritz Scholars are required to notify the Selection Committee of their decision whether to accept the scholarship offer by April 15, or at a later date at the Committee's discretion.
Moritz Scholarship Timeline
The following timeline has been established for the Moritz Scholars Selection Process.
September 15: Moritz College of Law begins accepting Applications for Admission.
February 1: Deadline for application for admission to be submitted through LSAC if applying for Moritz Merit Scholarship.
February 15: Post-marked deadline for submitting Moritz Scholar Applications.
March 3: The initial review process of completed applications takes place. The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean of Financial Aid, two members of our tenured faculty, and one distinguished alum will review the applications.
March 28: Estimated date for correspondence being mailed out to semifinalists.
April 15: Deadline for accepting Moritz Scholarship Offers.
In order to be considered for the Moritz Scholarship, please open the following application and, when finished, save the document and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you are receiving a bounce-back notification when attempting to submit your application to email@example.com, you may instead send the e-mail to Scott Bryant, Assistant Director for Enrollment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition, please provide one letter of recommendation to:
Moritz Scholars Selection Committee
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Drinko Hall, Room 104
55 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1391
The letter of recommendation may be mailed in separately from the application. We are looking for letters from individuals who can share their viewpoints on the applicant's leadership and academic qualities.