Scholarships and Grants
ONU Grant Awards
Each year, the Ohio Northern University College of Law makes available a limited number of need-based grants to assist economically disadvantaged students with the funding of their legal education. Grant awards are renewed annually so long as the recipient remains in good academic standing (2.0 GPA) and continues to have financial need.
Sixty-seven (67%) percent of the 2014 incoming class received aid in the form of scholarships and/or grants.
ONU Law will award more than two (2) million dollars in scholarships & grants to all three classes for the 2015-16 year. Students who have excelled academically may be eligible for merit based scholarships. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievements and range between $5,000 - $24,000. The number and amounts of financial aid awards are based on the number and qualifications of applicants, the availability of funds, and other factors and are subject to change without notice. Our average scholarship award was $12,500. Scholarships are based on factors such as:
- LSAT score and Undergraduate GPA
- Quality or courses taken
- Employment experience
- Community involvement
- Extracurricular activities
Average scholarship for 2014 was $12,500 | Range 5k - 24k
OUR UNIQUE SCHOLARSHIP PRACTICES
ONU Law has a long history of competitive and fair scholarship practices. The keystone of which is the scholarship review following a student’s 1L year. All students take the same core courses throughout their first year, so all 1L’s are re-evaluated for merit-based aid based on their performance during their first academic year. Students who exceed their predictors their first year and do exceptionally well have the opportunity for an increase in their award offer for their second and third years. Students who entered without an award offer for their first year who perform exceptionally well also have the opportunity to receive scholarships for their second and third years.
Students who received awards for their first year and met the minimum GPA requirement are not in jeopardy of losing their merit-based aid.