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Scholarships and Grants


ONU Law awards merit-based scholarships to highly qualified students each year. These awards recognize exceptional students who possess outstanding academic credentials, diverse backgrounds and leadership abilities that indicate the applicant’s potential to excel in all aspects of the law school experience. Once submitted, a student’s application is automatically considered for merit-based aid.  


There are a variety of private companies and organizations that award private scholarships. A student can begin their search for private scholarships on websites such as and  

Priority Scholarship Deadline - May 1 

To be at the top of our list for merit-based scholarships and need-based grant awards, students should submit their application by May 1. Applications completed after this date may have a more difficult time receiving maximum consideration for our full range of scholarship offerings. 

Ranging from $5,000-29,000


Merit Scholarships

ONU Law will award more than $2 million in scholarships and grants to all three years. 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 $5,000-29,000. 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 $16,600 for the 2019 entering class. Scholarships are based on factors such as:

  • LSAT score and undergraduate GPA
  • Quality of courses taken
  • Employment experience
  • Community involvement
  • Extracurricular activities


ONU Law has a long history of competitive and fair scholarship practices, and awards a significant amount of scholarships every year.  After their first year, students have the opportunity to be re-evaluated for 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.