Scholarships for Entering Students

Admitted J.D. students are automatically considered for first-year scholarships, which are all merit-based awards.

No scholarships are available for entering transfer, transient, or LL.M. students.

Scholarships for Upper-Division Students

Beginning in April of the first year, students may apply for upper-division scholarships, which typically range in value from $500 to $3,000 and are based on a combination of academic merit and financial need.

Click here for a listing of upper-division scholarships.

External Scholarships

Students at the School of Law will be made aware of external scholarship opportunities as they become available. Applications are normally available on the Web or at the information table inside the Dean’s Office. Click here for a listing of external scholarships to which our students are periodically invited to apply.

Note: These scholarships are not awarded by The University of Akron or by the School of Law. They are funded and awarded by external organizations.

Scholarship Inquiries

Lauri Thorpe (formerly Lauri File)
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Assistant Dean of Student Services
The University of Akron
School of Law
Akron, OH 44325-2901

Toll-Free: 800.425.7668
Local: 330.972.7331

Links to Scholarship Resources