Incoming Student Scholarships

  • All applicants admitted to the J.D. Program at Capital are automatically considered for institutional scholarship. Scholarship decisions are based primarily on undergraduate academic performance and LSAT score. 

    Presidential Merit Scholarship
    The Presidential Merit Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit specifically related to an applicant's entering credentials.

    Trustees' Merit Scholarship
    The Trustees' Merit Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit specifically related to an applicant's entering credentials.

    Dean's Scholarship
    The Dean's Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and overall quality of an applicant's background and experience as presented in the admission application material. Recipients of the Dean's Scholarships are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. 

    Paralegal Scholarship
    Applicants admitted to the J.D. Program at Capital who also hold a Paralegal Certification from an ABA approved paralegal program will be considered for the Paralegal Scholarship. This scholarship is in the amount of $5,000 and is distributed over the three or four years the student is enrolled in good standing in the J.D. Program. 

    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. The Paralegal Program administration nominates a recipient for the award. The amount of the award ranges from $5,000 to $7,500 and is distributed over the three or four years the student is in the J.D. Program. Although Capital University 's Paralegal Program is ABA approved, an applicant cannot be considered for both paralegal scholarship types.

    The Robert Weiler Company Scholarship
    Robert and Missy Weiler established this scholarship in 1994. Robert Weiler received his J.D. from Capital University Law School in 1983. Mr. and Mrs. Weiler sponsor an award each year to an incoming African-American law student. The Capital University Law School Admission & Financial Aid Office sends out a mailing to all incoming African-American students with specific information about the scholarship and application process. Recipients are selected based on the strength of their scholarship applications as well as the strength of their entering credentials. The award is given in the amount of $8,000 for the recipient's first year of law school. This is a one-time award and is not renewable.

    Scholarship Renewal Information
    Scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains the required GPA in the J.D. Program.