Scholarships

  • Scholarships
    Scholarships are a vital part of Capital University Law School’s efforts to contain the rising cost of a legal education. Many of these scholarships would not exist without the generosity of alumni and friends of the Law School. 

    Create a new scholarship 
    You can make a difference by contributing to existing scholarships and funds at the Law School. But creating a new scholarship has unique rewards. Contact Assistant Dean John Strick for more about the benefits of creating a scholarship at the Law School.

    Support an existing scholarship 

    Ackerman-Gemmette Scholarship  

    • Demonstrated interest in advancing the rights of bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender individuals in the U.S.

    Winston C. Allen Scholarship
    • Evening student, based on financial need and merit

    Thelma Johnson Berry Memorial Scholarship
    • African-American law student, based on financial need and merit

    Beverly C. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
    • 3rd-year law student 
    • Exemplifies Ms. Bishop's love of life and desire for learning

    Gretchen O. Brown Memorial Scholarship
    • Second-year evening female student

    Joseph A. Brunetto Award for excellence in the Study of Law
    • Academic merit in the study of law at the Capital University Law School
    • Preference shall be given to a student who graduated from Bexley High School, who received an undergraduate degree from Capital University, and/or who is from Bexley, Ohio.

    Capital University Law School Minority Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Gives financial assistance to students of color with demonstrated financial need

    Capital University Paralegal Scholarship
    • Applicants admitted to the J.D. Program who also hold a Paralegal Certification from Capital University will be considered for the Capital University Paralegal Scholarship 
    • Paralegal Program administration nominates a recipient for the award

    John M. Caren Memorial Scholarship
    • Based on merit and financial need

    Ernest & Elizabeth Clarke Scholarship
    • Awarded based on merit and financial need

    Class of 1973 Scholarship
    • In support of future law students

    Class of 2003/Dean Steven C. Bahls Scholarship - Book Award
    • Upper-class students to assist with law book expenses
    • Demonstrated financial need

    Class of 2005 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
    • Merit scholarships to graduating year part-time and full-time law students
    • Based on academic performance and active extracurricular participation at Capital University Law School
    • Demonstrated financial need

    Class of 2006 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
    • Graduating year part-time and full-time law students
    • Based on overall active extracurricular participation at Capital University Law School
    • Demonstrated financial need

    Class of 2007 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
    • Actively engaged in extracurricular activities or as an active member of a student organization
    • Received less than 10 percent of their law school tuition in scholarship awards

    Class of 2009 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
    • Student entering final year of study who has shown academic improvement

    Class of 2010 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
    • Student entering final year of study who has received less than 5% of tuition in scholarship

    Dean's Scholarship
    • Applicants are considered for this scholarship automatically as part of the application to Capital University Law School 
    • Awarded based on academic merit and overall quality of an applicant's background and experience as presented in the admission application material
    • Renewable each academic year provided the recipient maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA 
    • Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and vary in amount

    Addison & Ruth Dewey Scholarship
    • Capital University graduate with financial need

    Brian A. Freeman Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Constitutional Law
    • Merit scholarship for a student who has excelled in Constitutional Law I and II

    Ronald I. Friedman Memorial Scholarship
    • Demonstrated financial need 
    • Exemplifies Professor Friedman's interests in promoting Hispanic-American culture, his vision of a diverse legal community within the Law School and his commitment to ethics and professionalism in the law

    Albert B. Gregg Memorial Scholarship
    • Interest in public interest law
    • Priority given to students who serve as unpaid interns in public interest law

    Hugh Huntington Scholarship
    • Evening law student with demonstrated financial need

    Noah J. Kern Memorial Scholarship
    • Demonstrated financial need and aptitude for the law

    Law Alumni Association Scholarship
    • Based on merit and financial need

    Law Review Executive Board Scholarship
    • Awarded annually to the most outstanding law review staff member as determined by the current executive board

    Metcalf Merit Scholars Fund
    • Upper-class students who have selected advanced course work in the area of probate law

    Miami University Alumni Scholarship
    • Awarded to alumni of Miami University who attends Capital University Law School

    The Farnham E. Mosley Scholarship
    • Upper-class, evening student
    • Based on academic merit

    Paralegal Scholarship
    • Applicants admitted to the J.D. program who also hold a Paralegal Certification from an ABA approved paralegal program other than Capital University will be considered for the Paralegal Scholarship
    • Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and vary in amount

    Presidential Merit Scholarship
    • Applicants are considered for this scholarship automatically as part of the application to Capital University Law School 
    • Awarded based on academic merit specifically related to an applicant's entering credentials
    • Renewable each academic year provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the J.D. Program. 

    Samuel H. Shamansky, LPA Merit Scholars Fund
    • Cumulative law school GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need

    David Shkolnik Memorial Scholarships
    • Evening law students with demonstrated financial need

    R. Scott Spriggs Merit Scholars Fund
    • Cumulative law school GPA of 3.0 or higher 
    • Graduated from a high school located in Boyd, Carter or Greenup counties in Kentucky; Adams, Gallia, Jackson or Lawrence counties in Ohio; or Cabell, Lincoln or Wayne Counties in West Virginia
    • Preference to students with demonstrated financial need

    Rudov & Stein PC Scholarship
    • Rising third-year full-time student whose GPA is in the third quartile of the class, who has achieved the greatest increase in law school GPA at the end of the second year compared to the end of the first year
    • Preference given to a student from Ohio or Pennsylvania 

    C. Russell & Mary Jane Thompson Memorial Scholarship
    • Evening student 
    • Preference given to students with financial need

    Trustees' Merit Scholarship
    • Applicants are considered for this scholarship automatically as part of the application to Capital University Law School 
    • Awarded based on academic merit specifically related to an applicant's entering credentials
    • Renewable each academic year provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the J.D. Program. 

    Floyd D. Weatherspoon Endowed Scholarship for Employment Discrimination & Labor Law
    • Demonstrated interest in practicing as a plaintiff attorney in the areas of employment discrimination and labor law

    Floyd D. Weatherspoon Endowed Scholarship for Equal Justice
    • Interest in practicing public interest law that directly assists African-Americans, particularly African-American males

    The Robert Weiler Company Scholarship
    • Awarded each year to an incoming African-American law student based on the strength of their scholarship application and strength of their entering credentials. 

    Weiler Scholars Fund
    • Based on academic merit during the first year and demonstrated financial need

    David D. White
    • African-American students with commitment to community service 

    David D. and Francis A. White Scholarship
    • African-American student who has achieved the highest grade point average at the end of the second year of law school.