Fellowships and Scholarships

Moritz College of Law Funding Opportunities

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Service Fellowship

The cornerstone of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is the Public Policy Fellowship Program, which launched in 2005. One Moritz College of Law student will be nominated to receive $5,000 to work during the summer to advance public policy issues, for either a non-profit organization, NGO or government institution (but not a for-profit organization). Preference will be given to students with strong interest in international matters although the work can be either in the United States or abroad. Applicants to the Washington D.C. Externship Program are not eligible to apply. Read more about the Public Policy Fellowship program on the “Corporate Responsibility” section of Squire Patton Bogg’s website. To learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and how to apply, please click here.

The Nadorff International Fund Fellowship

The Nadorff International Fund Fellowship, established in 2019 by the generosity of Moritz alumnus Norman Nadorff, supports one Moritz College of Law J.D. student by awarding $5,000 to assist with funding summer work abroad. Students are responsible for finding their own placement abroad, at either a private or public legal setting. Awardees will have demonstrated interest in international work, foreign language fluency, and plans to continue legal studies or perform legal research outside of the U.S., particularly in civil law jurisdictions. Recipients shall be selected in accordance to current guidelines and procedures established by the College. To apply for this fellowship, applicants must send the following materials to Assistant Dean Laura Fernández (fernandez.214@osu.edu) no later than March 1: A personal statement of 500 words, resume, and a letter confirming an international placement.

Finn International Post-Graduate Service Fellowship

The Finn International Post-Graduate Service Fellowship was established in 2015 by the empowering philanthropy of Mike and Janet Finn. As longstanding partners in the public interest training and global service visions of the Moritz College of Law, Mr. and Mrs. Finn’s generosity made the Public Service Law Center at Moritz possible. Now, through the Finn Fellowship, the College is able to expose law students who possess a demonstrated interest in international service to the realities of law in a complex global society. The Finn Fellowship enables one graduating Moritz J.D. student to devote 12 months to public interest training and legal service outside of the United States with a one-year, non-renewable stipend of $60,000. To learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and how to apply, please click here.

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Sustained Impact Fellowship

In 2019, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation added to its on-going Fellowship program by establishing the Sustained Impact Fellowship. The Sustained Impact Fellowship will focus on disaster relief, community rebuilding and access to legal services in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico. The goal of this project is to create a model for bringing sustained and direct pro bono legal services to communities affected by natural disaster. One Moritz College of Law student will be nominated to take part in this fellowship and compete to receive $5,000 to work at a non-profit organization in Puerto Rico. The placement offer will be facilitated by the SPB Foundation and SPB attorneys will provide supervision and mentorship for the Fellows on the ground. The student nominated must speak fluent Spanish. To apply for this fellowship, applicants must send the following materials to Assistant Dean Laura Fernández (fernandez.214@osu.edu) no later than March 1: A personal statement of 500 words and resume. The personal statement should include information on the student’s commitment to public interest work and connection to/interest in the Sustained Impact Fellowship in Puerto Rico.

Vogel International Fellowship

The Vogel International Fellowship was created in 2005 due to the generosity of Moritz College of Law alumnus Mr. Stephen Vogel. These endowed funds are used to encourage Moritz College of Law students to engage in international education opportunities. Each year, several awards of up to $1,000 are granted to need and merit-based applicants participating in one of the Moritz College of Law’s sponsored education abroad programs. To learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and how to apply, please click here.

The Ohio State University Funding Opportunities

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Fellowships are available for Ohio State graduate and professional school students pursuing a course of study that requires advanced foreign language and area studies training, and select undergraduate students (eligibility varies by center). The Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the East Asian Studies Center offer fellowships for summer and academic year, and the Center for Latin American Studies and the Middle East Studies Center for the academic year, under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Read more and apply here.

Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs offers funding opportunities to graduate students. Please read the complete list of funding opportunities available to graduate students here.

Outside Funding Opportunities

NSEP Boren Scholarship

The Boren Scholarship provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, which include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Students can receive up to $20,000 for a one-year study abroad. For more information about the scholarship, please visit their website, or contact The Ohio State University Center for Languages, Literatures, and Culture at cllc@osu.edu.

Other Opportunities

You may also find other scholarship and fellowship opportunities through private and non-profit groups. See a more detailed list from The Office of International Affairs here.