Fellowships and Scholarships
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.
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. To learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and how to apply, please click here.
The Vincent and Elizabeth Buttaci Oxford Scholarship Fund and the Oxford Scholarship Fund are the result of the generosity of multiple donors and will contribute to funding multiple students’ participation in the Oxford Summer Program. These endowed funds are used to encourage Moritz College of Law students to engage in international education opportunities. Each year, awards of various amounts are granted to Moritz students who demonstrate financial need and are participating in the Oxford Summer program. To learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and how to apply, please click here.
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.
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. To learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and how to apply, please click here.
In response to the killing of George Floyd in June 2020, Squire Patton Boggs has created three Racial Justice Fellowships. They will be with the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, working on voting rights; the Charlottesville, Virginia Police Department, working on police- Black community issues; and Lone Star Justice Alliance in Dallas, working on juvenile justice in minority communities in Dallas. A grant of $5000 will be made for each student receiving a Racial Justice Fellowship. To learn more about eligibility, application deadlines, and how to apply, please click here.
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
Fellowships are available for Ohio State graduate and professional school students who are committed to studying an eligible language and its area of the world (eligibility varies by center).
Summer & Academic Year
The Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the East Asian Studies Center, and the Center for Latin American Studies offer fellowships for summer for the academic year under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship program. Summer fellowships are expected to carry a stipend of $2,500 and an award for tuition and partial fees up to $5,000. Academic year fellowships are expected to carry a stipend of $15,000 and an award of up to $18,000 in tuition and fee support for professional school students. Read more and apply here.
The Office of International Affairs offers funding opportunities to graduate and professional students.
Asian Festival Corporation Scholarship
International Research and Scholarship Grant- Graduate Students
Mershon Center Graduate Student Grants
Phyllis Krumm Memorial International Scholarship
Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families’ Scholarship For International Understanding And Peace
Outside Funding Opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.