Endowed Scholarship Opportunities Content



2021-2022 Scholarship Application (PDF)

Unless otherwise noted, the application process for endowed scholarships begins in the spring semester.  The Office of Financial Aid will notify students when applications are available.  Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they meet the donor criteria. 

Awards are applied to the student’s financial aid for the subsequent award year.  Funds are split equally between the fall and spring semesters.  Additional scholarship will reduce loan eligibility for the financial aid award year.  Award recipients will receive an adjusted financial aid package. 

Scholarship funds are applied to tuition costs only.  After the drop period, if it is determined that the scholarship exceeds total tuition charges, the scholarship may be reduced.  If a refund was issued, students will be required to return any scholarship funds that exceed tuition charges. 

Current Scholarship Opportunities

Ackerman-Gemmette Scholarship
Upperclass student with a demonstrated interest in advancing the rights of bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender individuals in the U.S. Preference given to students with financial need.

The Elinor R. Alger Scholarship
Preference given to part-time law students who have experience with a nonprofit agency or company involved in the area of civil liberties; second preference is to a full- or part-time student with an interest in civil liberties.

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

Steven & Jane Bahls Scholarship
Preference based on need, with first preference to graduate of a liberal arts college, and students in good academic standing.

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

Beverly C. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
Third-year law student who exemplifies Ms. Bishop's love of life and desire for learning. Based on need and merit.

Bricker & Eckler Merit Scholarship
Upperclass day or evening students whose cumulative law school GPA qualifies for Dean's List recognition.

Esther H. Brocker Scholarship 
Upperclass female law student based on merit and demonstrated financial need.

Gretchen O. Brown Memorial Scholarship
Second-year evening female student. Preference given to those with financial need.

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
Provides financial assistance to students of color with demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1972 Scholarship
In support of future law students.

Class of 1973 Scholarship
In support of future law students.

Class of 1977 Scholarship 
Upperclass students based on overall law school academic performance, demonstrated financial need, and merit.

Class of 1979 Scholarship 
In support of future law students.

Class of 1980 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students.

Class of 1983 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students.

Class of 1984 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students.

Class of 1985 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students.

Class of 1987 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students.

Class of 1988 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students.

Class of 1991 Scholarship
In support of upperclass law students. 

Class of 1992 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students.

Class of 2003/Dean Steven C. Bahls Scholarship - Book Award
Upperclass students who has demonstrated financial need and have shown demonstrated internal or external community service (i.e. "service beyond self" by: serving as an uncompensated officer in a law school student organization, or volunteering outside of the law school at a social services organization).

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. Must have 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. Must have received less than 10% of tuition in scholarship awards.

Class of 2007 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
Upperclass student actively engaged in extracurricular activities or as an active member of a student organization and who received less than 10% of their law school tuition in scholarship awards.

Class of 2008 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
Upper-class student who has been engaged in Law School extracurricular activities and/or an active member of a student organization who has received less than 15% of tuition in scholarship awards. Based on academic performance.

Class of 2009 Students Giving Back to Students Merit Scholarship Fund
Student entering final year of study who has shown academic improvement (with below a 2.5 GPA after 1L year and above a 3.0 both semesters of 2L year). Must demonstrate financial need and be engaged in CULS extracurricular activities and/or is an active member of a student organization.

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 with demonstrated academic improvement (below a 2.5 GPA after 1L year and above a 3.0 both semesters of 2L year).Must demonstrate financial need and be engaged in CULS extracurricular activities and/or is an active member of a student organization

Class of 2011 Scholarship 
Awarded to one full time 3L and one part-time final year student. Preference given to the students who have raised their GPA the most since their first semesters at CULS.

Class of 2012 Scholarship 
In support of upperclass law students. 

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

Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc. Energy Scholarship
Upper level law students who show a demonstrated interest in Energy Law. 

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

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

John A. Eckler Scholarship
3rd or 4th year evening student with cumulative GPA that ranks them as the first in class within their 3L or 4L evening division class.

Brian A. Freeman Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Constitutional Law
Merit scholarship for a student who has excelled in Constitutional Law l and ll.

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.

Mary Frutchey Editor-In-Chief Scholarship
Awarded to the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review in his or her final year of Law School.

Albert B. Gregg Memorial Scholarship
Interest in public interest law. Priority given to students who serve as unpaid interns in the field of 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 to the most outstanding law review staff member as determined by the current executive board.

Law Review Scholarship
Awarded to one law review staff member based on financial need.

 Metcalf Merit Scholars Fund
Upperclass students who have selected advanced course work in the area of probate law. Preference given to those with financial need.

Metcalf/Bonasera Merit Scholars Fund
Upperclass students who have selected advanced course work in the area of probate law. Preference given to those with financial need.

Miami University Alumni Scholarship/J. H. Blackmore Scholarship 
Awarded to alumni of Miami University who attends Capital University Law School.

 The Farnham E. Mosley Scholarship
Upperclass, evening student based on academic merit. Student must qualify for Dean's List recognition and be on track to graduate with their entering class. Preference given to African American applicants.

The Georgeann G. Peters Law Scholarship
Preference to upperclass female law students based on merit and demonstrated financial need.

Dennis S. & Judi S. Pines Merit Scholarship 
Awarded to third or fourth-year evening division student with GPA that qualifies for Dean's List and demonstrated financial need.

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

Paul T. Santilli Scholarship
Evening students who have demonstrated financial need and are either: a.) current law students who have demonstrated academic merit based on a cumulative law school GPA that qualifies for Dean's List recognition, OR b.) applicants who have demonstrated superior academic performance in their undergraduate work.

S. Schiff Family Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of financial need to full or part time law students in good academic standing whose background contributes to the diversity of the student body. Preference given to students that are members of Black Law Student Association, the Hispanic Law Student Association, or the Jewish Law Student Society.

R. Scott Spriggs Merit Scholars Fund
Upperclass student with a cumulative law school GPA of 2.8 or higher who also graduated from a high school located in: Boyd, Carter or Greeup 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.

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

Floyd D. Weatherspoon Endowed Scholarship for Employment Discrimination & Labor Law
Upperclass student with a demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated interest in practicing as a plaintiff attorney in the areas of employment discrimination and labor law.  Click here for the application.

Floyd D. Weatherspoon Endowed Scholarship for Equal Justice
Upperclass student with a demonstrated financial need and a demonstrated interest in practicing public interest law that directly assists African Americans, particularly African-American males.  Click here for the application. 

Robert Weiler Company Scholarship
Incoming day or evening law student who is a U.S. citizen and African American. Based on merit and financial need.

Weiler Scholars Fund
Upperclass day or evening students who have distinguished themselves academically in law school. Must have demonstrated financial need.

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

David D. White Scholarship 
African-American students with commitment to community service. Must be advancing satisfactorily towards their degree. Preference given to those with financial need.