The College of Law awards over $2.5 million dollars annually in scholarship and fellowship support. Scholarships are awarded to admitted applicants in order to attract and retain an academically talented and diverse student body. Approximately 75% of the student body received fully renewable scholarships with amounts ranging from $2,500 to more than $20,000. To learn more about our scholarship data, or to compare our data to other law schools, you can review the required ABA 509 report which can be found on each law school's website.
Scholarships are renewable for each of the three years of law school as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing (defined as a minimum 2.0 grade point average). In fact, over the last seven years 100% of scholarships awarded by the College of Law have been renewed.
To receive consideration an applicant must simply complete the online admission application. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis as admission decisions are made. Notifications are sent by mail, typically included with your offer of admission.
In addition to scholarships, renewable fellowships are offered to first year students by the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, the Corporate Law Center, the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and the Corporate Law Center. The Glenn M. Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry offers fellowships to upper level students only.
New scholarship applications from students who are entering the second and third years are considered to the extent that funds are available after scholarship renewals are completed.
For other potential sources of funding also visit our list of external scholarships not affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.