Scholarship opportunity for female law students graduating in December 2015 or later

Please consider applying for The Robert E. Donovan Memorial Scholarship. All female law students graduating in December 2015 or later are eligible to apply. The application form is available in the CPPO and must be submitted by February 16, 2015 for consideration. Please contact Lia Thompson, Director of Alumni and Development, at or 330.972.5298 with any questions.

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Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys 2015 Law Student Diversity Scholarships

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program is open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students enrolled at Ohio law schools. Incoming second and third-year female law students enrolled at Ohio law schools are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity.  Other criteria for the scholarship include: Academic achievement in law school; Professional interest in civil defense practice; and Service to community and to the cause of diversity.

Up to three (3) scholarships in the amount of $1,250 each will be awarded to successful applicants.  Applicants are required to submit an application, law school transcript and a cover letter addressing the following:  academic, personal and professional accomplishments, and why they should be selected as a recipient of the scholarship.  Applicants may submit up to three letters of recommendation.

The completed application and all other requested material must be received by April 17, 2015.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Winners will be announced in June and recognized at the OACTA Annual Meeting in November.


For more information and to download the scholarship application, please refer to OACTA website at:

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Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati William A. McClain Scholarship Opportunity

The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC) awards the William A. McClain Scholarship each year to a black student and Hamilton County, Ohio* resident attending any ABA accredited law school who demonstrates leadership potential and dedication to community.  Please assist us by notifying students who may be eligible.  The application, scholarship description, and other information may be found at the BLAC website –  Applications must be received by e-mail by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

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Akron Bar Foundation Scholarship

The Akron Bar Foundation provides scholarships to law students based on grade point average, affiliation with Summit County, history of community involvement, and financial need.

Applications, available at, must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 5, 2015. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered for an award. Qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange for an interview, which will take place during the last week of April.

Qualified applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

 Are a citizen of the United States.
 Have been admitted to a law school in Ohio.
 Are in good academic standing.
 Have an affiliation with Summit County.
 Have a demonstrated history of community involvement.
 Have financial need.

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Howard Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 1978 the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office.

The scholarship supports graduates of Berks County, Pennsylvania, high schools who are entering their second year at an accredited law school. The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event.

In June 2000, the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was transferred to the Berks County Community Foundation to manage and administer.

The Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to develop, manage and distribute funding to meet existing and emerging community needs. Through permanent endowments created from charitable gifts, the Community Foundation makes grants from the earnings of the endowment. By keeping the principal balance of the funds intact and spending only earnings, the Community Foundation ensures a lasting and stable vehicle for the support and development of Berks County.

Please visit, to apply on-line for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship. Applications must be submitted between January 15th and April 1st.

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