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Incoming Student Scholarships

All applicants admitted to the J.D. Program are considered for institutional scholarship. Scholarship decisions are based primarily on undergraduate academic performance and LSAT score. 

Institutional scholarship funds are applied to a student's account in two equal disbursements in the fall and spring semesters.  Scholarship funds are not available for use during the summer term.

These scholarships are renewable each year if the students meets the scholarship renewal criteria.  Awards range from $3,000 to $30,000.

Institutional scholarships cannot exceed the cost of tuition and excess funds cannot carry over to future semesters.

Presidential Merit Scholarship

The Presidential Merit Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit specifically related to an applicant's entering credentials.

Trustees' Merit Scholarship

The Trustees' Merit Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit specifically related to an applicant's entering credentials.

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and overall quality of an applicant's background and experience as presented in the admission application material. Recipients of the Dean's Scholarships are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. 

Capital University Paralegal Scholarship

Applicants admitted to the J.D. Program who also hold a Paralegal Certification from Capital University will be considered for the Capital University Paralegal Scholarship. The Paralegal Program administration nominates a recipient for the award. The amount of the award ranges from $5,000 to $7,500 and is distributed over the three or four years the student is in the J.D. Program. Although Capital University's Paralegal Program is ABA approved, an applicant cannot be considered for both paralegal scholarship types.

The Robert Weiler Company Scholarship

Robert and Missy Weiler established this scholarship in 1994. Robert Weiler received his J.D. from Capital University Law School in 1983. Mr. and Mrs. Weiler sponsor an award each year to an incoming African-American law student. The Capital University Law School Admission & Financial Aid Office sends out a mailing to all incoming African-American students with specific information about the scholarship and application process. Recipients are selected based on the strength of their scholarship applications as well as the strength of their entering credentials. The award is given in the amount of $8,000 for the recipient's first year of law school. This is a one-time award and is not renewable.

Scholarship Renewal Information

Scholarships are renewable provided the student maintains the required GPA in the J.D. Program.