College of Law

Scholarships

Toledo Law awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year to well-qualified law students. Scholarships decrease your student debt and do not require repayment.


Entering Student Scholarships

Entering students are automatically considered for scholarships, ranging from several thousand dollars to full tuition, without the need for a separate application. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission, so we encourage you to apply early for priority consideration.

College of Law Merit Scholarships

Scholarships cover the full or partial cost of tuition throughout your law school experience (up to 89 credit hours) and renew without condition if you maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Leadership and Service Stipends

One-time stipends for select applicants who show extraordinary leadership and promise. Stipends provide funding for miscellaneous law school-related expenses.


Upper-Level Student Scholarships

After completing your first year, we offer upper-level student scholarships to help fund your legal education.

Donor Scholarships

Numerous donor scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and benefactors, are available to support you throughout law school. Awards vary in amount and duration.

Top 10 Awards

Awards cover the full cost of in-state tuition your second year if you enter without a College of Law Merit Scholarship and complete your first year ranked in the Top 10 of your class.


External Scholarships

AccessLexLaw School Scholarship Databank
Deadline: varies by scholarship
Award: varies by scholarship
Details: visit the AccessLex Institute for more information

Robert Pitofsky Law Student Writing Competition 
Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2024 
Award: $5,000 
Details: visit the American Bar Association for more information 

Hollis Salzman Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024 
Award: $10,000 
Details: visit the American Bar Association for more information 

2024 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024
Award: $10,000
Details: visit the Major League Baseball Players Association for more information

Student Diversity Stipend Program
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024
Award: $5,000
Details: visit the American Bar Association for more information

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Law Student Second Amendment Writing Competition
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024 
Award: $2,000 - $5,000 
Details: email nracrdf_lawschoolcontest@nrahq.org to request an entry packet

The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
Award: $5,000
Details: visit the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for more information

Freedom From Religion Foundation First Amendment Scholars- Law Student Essay Competition  
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024 
Award: $500 - $4,000 
Details: visit the Freedom from Religion Foundation for more information  

Rural Practice Incentive Program
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
Award: $10,000/year
Details: visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education for more information

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2024
Award: $2,500
Details: visit the University of Notre Dame website for more information

Milestone Trial LawHER Scholarship
Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2024
Award: $10,000
Details: visit the Milestone website for more information

Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega LLC Injury Lawyers Scholarship 
Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2024 
Award: $1,500 
Details: visit the Smith, Born, Leventis, Taylor & Vega LLC Injury Lawyers for more information 

Federal Bar Association’s Honorable Constance Baker Motley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Young Professional Essay Competition
Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024
Award: $100 - $1,000
Details: visit the Federal Bar Association for more information

Mahoning County Bar Association Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2024
Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Details: contact rkenneally@mahoningbar.org or the Toledo Law Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Bridget.Beattie-Smith@utoledo.edu for the scholarship application

Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Essay Competition
Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2024
Award: $1,000
Details: visit Gerber & Holder for more information

Futeral & Nelson, LLC Academic Scholarship 
Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024 
Award: $2,000 
Details: visit Futeral & Nelson, LLC for more information 

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Twentieth Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition
Deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Award: $2,500
Details: visit The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel for more information

ChapmanAlbin Scholarship for Law Students
Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024
Award: $1,000
Details: visit the ChapmanAlbin Law Firm for more information

Keith M. Fletcher Excellence in Ethics Scholarship 
Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2024 
Award: $1,000 
Details: visit Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. for more information 

Flusche & Fitzgerald Law School Scholarship Contest 
Deadline: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 
Award: $1,000 
Details: visit Flusche & Fitzgerald for more information 

Philadelphia Injury Lawyers P.C. Scholarship Essay Contest 
Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 
Award: $500 
Details: visit Philadelphia Injury Lawyers P.C. for more information 

The Law Offices of Daniel Kim 2024 Scholarship 
Deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2024 
Award: $5,000 
Details: visit The Law Offices of Daniel Kim for more information 

If you receive an external scholarship or tuition assistance, notify lawfinaid@utoledo.edu. To identify external scholarships, you may wish to take advantage of free, online search services below. Beware of any service that asks for money or credit card information before conducting the scholarship search.


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Last Updated: 2/23/24