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Scholarships for Entering Students

Students admitted to our juris doctor program are automatically considered for first-year scholarships. Scholarship awards are made based on merit, need, and other special factors. For students commencing their studies in the fall 2015 semester, all scholarship awards are valid for the entire duration of your legal studies so long as you remain in good academic standing. Although subject to change, “good academic standing” is currently set at 2.0 grade point average. 

A small pool of scholarship funds may be available for transfer and LL.M. Students.

Scholarships for Upper-Division Students

To support your studies, we actively work to secure additional scholarship funds that might be awarded to students after their first year of law school. These upper-division scholarships may be awarded based on merit, need, or other special factors specified by the respective donors. Students may apply for upper-division scholarships, which typically range in value from $500 to $3,000, in the fall semester of the second year of law school.

Click here for a listing of upper-division scholarships.

External Scholarships

As they become available, external scholarship opportunities are posted on our announcements blog.

Bar Review Scholarships

We invest in your success as a future professional. To assist our students in studying for the bar examination, we provide all of our graduates with a bar review study scholarship up to $2,250 towards actual out-of-pocket costs for the bar review course. This scholarship may be applied to a bar review course for Ohio or any other U.S. jurisdiction. This is a unique scholarship available to all Akron Law students.

Other Scholarship Resources

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In addition to these resources, contact your local bar association for information on scholarships that they might offer for law students.


Please contact Barbara WeinzierlAssistant Dean for Admissions and Strategic Initiatives, at bweinzi@uakron.edu or 330.972.5320.