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Summary

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.

 

About The Fellowship

Students are responsible for finding their own placement abroad, at either a private or public legal setting.

 

Applicant Eligibility

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.

 

Application Deadline

Applications are due on or before March 1 by noon (12:00pm).

 

Application Requirements

Please complete the Moritz College of Law Fellowships and Scholarships application (accessed through the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page). In addition to completing the application form, you will also need to upload PDF versions of the following documents:

  • A personal statement of 250 words. The statement should describe your interest in international work, your foreign language fluency, and plans to continue legal studies or perform legal research outside of the U.S., particularly in civil law jurisdictions.
  • Current resume
  • A letter confirming an international placement

The Vincent and Elizabeth Buttaci Oxford Scholarship Fund 

 

Summary

Vincent and Elizabeth Butacci established this fund in 2020 for students participating in the Oxford Summer Program. These endowed funds are used to encourage Moritz College of Law students to engage in education abroad opportunities.

 

About the Fellowship

The Vincent and Elizabeth Buttaci Oxford Scholarship Fund awards $7,700 per year, covering the full program fee for one Moritz College of Law student participating in the Oxford Summer Program. The participant will be responsible for their own flight costs as well as any incidentals.

 

Applicant Eligibility

This funding is available for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law students only. Granting of the funding is dependent upon acceptance to and participation in the program. Registered students can apply separately following the instructions below. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

 

Application Deadline

Applications are due by March 1 by noon (12:00pm).

 

Application Requirements

Please complete the Moritz College of Law Fellowships and Scholarships application (accessed through the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page). In addition to completing the application form, you will also need to upload PDF versions of the following documents:

  • a 250-word statement describing how enrollment in the Oxford Summer Program aligns with your interests and will support your short and long-term goals. Provide any information that demonstrates your financial need.
  • Current resume

 

Decision Timeline

The Office of International and Graduate Affairs will inform the awardee of the Vincent and Elizabeth Buttaci Oxford Scholarship Fund by March 15.

 

Contact Information

Megan Avellana, Assistant Director
Office of International & Graduate Affairs
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
55 W 12th Avenue, 361 Drinko Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: +1-614-247-0098/ avellana.4@osu.edu

 

The Oxford Scholarship Fund 

 

Summary

This fund is 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 education abroad opportunities.

 

About the Fellowship

The Oxford Scholarship Fund awards two $3,000 scholarships and one $250 scholarship per year to Moritz College of Law students to assist in paying for eligible education abroad program expenses, including program costs, airfare, etc.

 

Applicant Eligibility

This funding is available for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law students only. Granting of the funding is dependent upon acceptance to and participation in the Oxford program. Registered students can apply separately following the instructions below. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

 

Application Deadline

Applications are due by March 1.

 

Application Requirements

Please complete the Moritz College of Law Fellowships and Scholarships application (accessed through the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page). In addition to completing the application form, you will also need to upload PDF versions of the following documents:

  • a 250-word statement describing how enrollment in the Oxford Summer Program aligns with your interests and will support your short and long-term goals. Provide any information that demonstrates your financial need.
  • Current resume

 

Decision Timeline

The Office of International and Graduate Affairs will inform recipients of the Oxford Scholarship Fund by March 15.

Summary 

The Squire Patton Boggs Foundation is a unique nonprofit organization formed in 2000 to honor former senior partner Jim Patton on his retirement. The Foundation’s origins are rooted in a history of civil rights advocacy. The Foundation demonstrates a meaningful investment in law students and legal professionals by funding work in law, public policy, and public service. Since its formation, the Foundation has funded Public Policy Fellowships for more than 200 law students at 17 US law schools, as well as the College of Law in Qatar.

 

About the Fellowship 

The cornerstone of the Foundation is the Public Policy Fellowship Program, which launched in 2005. Each year, the Program awards a number of $5,000 fellowships to exceptional first- and second-year law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy. One Moritz College of Law student will be awarded this funding to work during the summer to advance public policy issues through domestic and/or international non-profit institutions, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The Fellowship Program reflects the Firm’s industry-leading public policy practice and commitment to public service. Read more about the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and the Public Policy Fellowship program on the “Corporate Responsibility” section of their website. 

 

Applicant Eligibility 

Applicants must be first- or second-year law students interested in work during the summer in a domestic or international public policy position. Students should have a strong interest in international matters, either in Washington, D.C. or abroad. The Foundation supports a preference for interested military veterans and looks to further opportunities for students who contribute to the diverse economic, educational, and ethnic background of the Law School’s student body.

 

Application Deadline 

Applications are due on or before March 1 by noon (12:00pm).

 

Application Requirements 

Please complete the Moritz College of Law Fellowships and Scholarships application (accessed through the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page). In addition to completing the application form, you will also need to upload PDF versions of the following documents:

• Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Public Policy Fellowship Application.

• Please answer each of the following questions in 300 words or less:

• Why do you want this fellowship? Where will you work? What does that organization do? Who are their clients?

• What will your responsibilities be? What are your goals for the position? Will you be working on a specific project?

• What aspect of your work will involve Public Policy Work?

• How do you envisage this public policy work to further your long-term career objectives?

• Current Resume.

 

Decision Timeline 

The Office of International and Graduate Affairs will inform students of their acceptance to the Fellowship program by the end of March. After being selected by Moritz College of Law for the Program, students and positions must be approved by the Foundation. Once approved, students will be provided with a commitment letter for the Fellow to sign and return to the Foundation.

 

Responsibilities 

In addition to completing duties assigned by the organization with whom the Fellow is working, Fellows will be expected to provide the Foundation with a brief description of their summer activities in early July, complete a survey, and write a report on his/her summer work at the end of the Fellowship. Fellows are also often invited to the Washington, D.C. area during the summer to join the Foundation for a breakfast reception honoring them (at student’s own expense) as an opportunity for Fellows to meet each other, along with members of the Foundation and Firm.

 

Fellowship Conditions 

The Fellowship award cannot be combined with any other fellowships, awards, or grants. Applicants must acknowledge that s/he will not be receiving any other pay or funding for the proposed work. Students should also provide a letter of engagement to the Office of International and Graduate Affairs from the organization with whom they will be working, describing the type of work in which the applicant will be engaged. Grant money is considered taxable income.

Summary

In 2019, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation added to its on-going Fellowship program by establishing the Sustained Impact Fellowship. 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 to the law school of each student receiving a Racial Justice Fellowship.

 

About the Fellowship

The placement offer will be facilitated by the SPB Foundation and SPB attorneys will provide supervision and mentorship for the Fellows on the ground.

 

Eligibility

Preference given to students with a passion for public interest work and/or public service.

 

Application Deadline

Applications are due on or before March 1 by noon (12:00pm).

 

Application Requirements

Please complete the Moritz College of Law Fellowships and Scholarships application (accessed through the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page). In addition to completing the application form, you will also need to upload PDF versions of the following documents:

• Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Fellowship Application.

• A personal statement of 300 words or less, answering the following questions:

• Why do you want this fellowship? Where will you work? What does that organization do? Who are their clients?

• What will your responsibilities be? What are your goals for the position? Will you be working on a specific project?

• What aspect of your work will involve Public Policy Work?

• How do you envisage this public policy work to further your long-term career objectives?

• Current Resume


 

Summary

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.

 

About the Fellowship

The placement offer will be facilitated by the SPB Foundation and SPB attorneys will provide supervision and mentorship for the Fellows on the ground.

 

Eligibility

The student nominated must speak fluent Spanish.

 

Application Deadline

Applications are due on or before March 1 by noon (12:00pm).

 

Application Requirements

Please complete the Moritz College of Law Fellowships and Scholarships application (accessed through the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page). In addition to completing the application form, you will also need to upload PDF versions of the following documents:

• Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Fellowship Application.

• A personal statement of 300 words or less, answering the following questions:

• Why do you want this fellowship? Where will you work? What does that organization do? Who are their clients?

• What will your responsibilities be? What are your goals for the position? Will you be working on a specific project?

• What aspect of your work will involve Public Policy Work?

• How do you envisage this public policy work to further your long-term career objectives?

• Current resume.

Summary 

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.

 

About the Fellowship 

The Vogel International Fellowship yearly awards several Moritz students either $1,000 (for long-term programs) or $500 (for short-term programs) to assist in paying for eligible education abroad program expenses, including program costs, housing, airfare, etc.

 

Applicant Eligibility 

Applicants must also apply for one of Moritz College of Law’s semester or short-term education abroad programs. Granting of the fellowship is dependent upon acceptance to and participation in a Moritz education abroad program.

 

Application Deadline 

Applications are due by March 1 by noon (12:00pm).

 

Application Requirements 

Please complete the Moritz College of Law Fellowships and Scholarships application (accessed through the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page). In addition to completing the application form, you will also need to upload PDF versions of the following documents:

  • a 250-word statement describing how enrollment in an Education Abroad program aligns with your interests and will support your short and long-term goals. Provide any information that demonstrates your financial need.
  • Current resume

 

Decision Timeline 

The Office of International and Graduate Affairs will inform students whether or not they have been awarded the Vogel International Fellowship by March 15.

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.

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 cllc@osu.edu.

Contact

  • The Office of International and Graduate Affairs
  • 55 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210