These scholarships and awards are for students in the College of Law. The following scholarships are awarded by the College of Law Scholarship Committee. All awards are by invitation only. Some awards will vary in amount and duration. Note: Information provided on each scholarship is subject to change.
Clarence J. Applegate Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1984 by Celia M. Applegate in memory of her husband Clarence (Law '20), a Toledo attorney. Priority is given to law students with financial need who are enrolled in the part-time evening division with at least a 2.5 GPA. Scholarship is to be used toward tuition, fees and books.
Vincent L. Barker, Jr. Scholarship Fund
Recipients must be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year law students who have declared an interest in intellectual property law.
Eddie M. Cole Minority Scholarship
Recipients must be minority law students.
Claudia Dattilo Fund
Established in 2000 by Thomas Dattilo. Income from this scholarship assists law students with financial need.
Dymarkowski Endowment Fund
Recipients must be full-time second or third year law students. They shall be chosen based upon financial need and must have a GPA of at least 2.4 up to 3.2. Preference will be given to students pursuing an interest in labor/employment law.
Bruce Comly French Public Interest Fund
Income from this fund will be awarded to students committed to the public interest, academic record of C+ and agreeing to work with legal aid or legal services grantee in Ohio or southeastern Michigan.
Barbara Hall-Foley Black Law Scholarship
Established in 1997. Income from this scholarship will be used to help members of the Black Law Student Association buy books. Recipients will be chosen based upon need.
Leslie Henry Law Scholarship
Established in 1989 by the late Flora-Belle Henry in memory of her husband. Awarded to Law students based on merit and financial need.
Kenneth P. Hicks Scholarship
Recipients must be College of Law students with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Donato & Josephine Iorio Scholarship
Established in 1994. Awarded to students based on need.
Dennis Jackson Scholarship
Established in 1997 to assist full-time students who are from eastern Ohio and specifically, when practical Cuyahoga or Tuscarawas counties.
Michael F. Jilek, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Recipients must be 2nd or 3rd year law students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.99. Preference given to students who have expressed interest in plaintiff civil trial practice.
Key Bank/Willis Trust Scholarship Fund
Established in 1994 by Key Bank through a trust created in 1946 by the late Philip Willis, owner of Willis Greenhouse. Income from this fund provides scholarships to Toledo area high school graduates law students who meet academic standards and demonstrate financial need.
Judge Frank and Florence Kloeb Scholarship
Established in 1997. Scholarships for law students with financial need.
Matt and Bertha Kolb Scholarship Fund
Recipients must law students who demonstrate academic merit.
Richard G. LaValley Sr. Fund
Income from this fund is awarded at the discretion of the College of Law Scholarship Committee.
Law Alumni Scholarship
Established in 1961 by various donors through the Law Alumni Association. Income from this scholarship assists College of Law students.
J. Thomas Lenga Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2002. Recipients must be first-year student at the College of Law. Candidate shall have a 2.8 GPA or higher. The scholarship is based on financial need and merit.
Judge Geraldine Macelwane Memorial Law Scholarship
Established in 1998. Scholarship is for female law students.
Burton A. Maddock Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1983 by the estate of Burton A. Maddock. Awarded to full-time or part-time students who are maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.
William J. McDaniels Law Scholarship
Established in 1983 by the estate of Mrs. Kathryn S. McDaniels in memory of her husband William J. McDaniels. Awarded to Law students who show financial need and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Robert J. W. Meffley Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1981 by the late Louise Meffley (A/S '23) in memory of her husband Robert (A/S '23, MA '24), a Toledo attorney. Income from this fund provides scholarships to law students based on academic achievement.
Roger E. and Paula M. Murray Scholarship
Established in 2007. Recipients must be first or second year law students with a 3.25 GPA or higher. The scholarship is merit based.
C. W. Peckinpaugh Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1979 by Mrs. Charles Peckinpaugh, Jr., in memory of her husband, a Toledo area attorney. This fund provides scholarships to law students from Lucas or Wood Counties. Recipients must demonstrate high academic achievement and significant financial need.
Robert W. Pike Law Scholarship
Established in 2004. Scholarships for law students at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.
Anthony G. Pizza Scholarship Fund
Friends of Tony Pizza have set up this scholarship fund in honor of his retirement. Recipients shall be first-year students with demonstrated promise based on undergraduate performance.
Frank T. Pizza Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004. Recipients shall be a student in the College of Law. Student must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Recipients must either have a record of past community service, including volunteer activities in connection with campaigns to support candidates for public elective service, or a record of involvement with intramural or interscholastic athletic activities. Preference may be given to candidates whose records show both community service and athletic involvement.
Judge Melvin Resnick Law School Fund
Established in 2008. Assist students going into pro bono law or with financial need.
Judge Francis C. and Jane Restivo Scholarship Fund
Income from this fund will be awarded to part-time, first-year law students who are Ohio residents.
Rightmyer-McLean Law Scholarship
Established in 1988 by attorneys Kevin McLean and Lee Rightmyer (Law '82). Income from this fund provides assistance to first year law students based on scholastic achievement, with financial need also a consideration.
Shindler, Neff, Holmes and Schlageter Law Student Scholarship
Established in 1999. Full-time students entering their third year or part-time students entering their fourth year. Must be in top ten percent of the class and show consistent high academic achievement. Preference will be given to students participating in law review, moot court, or other similar academic activities at the College of Law.
John W. Stoepler Scholarship Fund
Established in 1990 by various donors in honor of John W. Stoepler (Law '61), dean of the College of Law from 1983 to 1990 and former Interim President and Vice President of University Relations. Income from this fund provides financial assistance to students based on financial need or academic merit.
William N. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Ruth R. Thomas in memory of her husband William (Ed '36, Law '51), a longtime practicing attorney in the Toledo area and past president of the Toledo Board of Education. Income from the fund is awarded to entering law students who are African-American, have a superior academic record, and demonstrate need.
Chris Tucker Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1994 by students of the Class of '94 in memory of their classmate, Chris Tucker, Assistance will be awarded to full-time students with demonstrated financial need and merit.
Wagoner & Steinberg, Ltd. Scholarship for Law Students
Scholarship may be used for tuition or books for College of Law students who have demonstrated high academic achievement. Recipients may be evening students.
Honorable Nicholas Walinski Scholarship
Established in1993 by the College of Law in memory of the Honorable Nicholas J. Walinski (Law '52) who, at the time of his death, was a senior judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Assistance is provided to law students based on academic achievement.
Matthew Wargo Scholarship
Established in 1998. Recipient shall be entering or continuing law student at UT. The law student shall be full or part-time, with an undergraduate degree from Ohio University. The student shall have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout law school. Scholarship is based on need.
Judge Roger R. Weiher Law Scholarship
Scholarship for law students with preference given to evening students.
Irene and Ted Wisniewski Law Scholarship
Scholarship for law students with preference given to students with previous military experience. Preference also given to law students with an interest in practicing in the state of Arizona. Based on financial need.
Honorable Frank Witt Wiley Scholarship Fund
Established in 1980 by the estate of George Stundon, a retired employee of the Sun Oil Co., in memory of Judge Frank Witt Wiley. Income from this fund provides scholarships to law students who have graduated from high schools in counties whose appellate court is the Sixth District Court of Appeals of Ohio, who are maintained a GPA not less than 2.2 nor more than-3.2.
C.V. Wolfe Law Scholarship
Established in 1993 by the family in memory of Cletus V. Wolfe, a former UT professor. Recipients, one of whom must be a minority race, must have financial need, meet academic standards, and be a graduate of an Ohio high school.