Law Student Scholarship

The Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation regularly provides a Law Student Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded regularly to a female law student in Ohio whom has demonstrated commitment to promoting the missions of the OWBF and OWBA, and whom aspires to promote diversity and inclusion efforts in their future legal practice or brings a unique perspective to the law as a result of their diverse background or experience. The 2023 Law Student Scholarship will be given to one law student in an amount to be determined in November of 2022.

The online application will be open until April 1, 2023, and the recipient will be recognized at the OWBA-OWBF Annual Meeting & Conference in the spring of 2023. 

The OWBF, a 501c3 organization is the OWBA's charitable arm. Formed in 2008, the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation's mission is to accelerate the advancement of women lawyers as leaders in the profession and to facilitate their service to the community.  It seeks to achieve its mission by collaborating with the OWBA and strategically securing the resources necessary to provide and fund extraordinary educational opportunities that enable Ohio’s women lawyers to advance in the profession and serve their communities.  

The OWBA was formed in 1991 to build a community of lawyers who are interested in the issues that uniquely affect women. The OWBA will be celebrating its 20th year. The mission of the OWBA is to promote the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking and the exchange of ideas between our members, local bar associations, business and the community. This includes:

  • Fostering communications and networking among women attorneys.
  • Promoting and advancing professional opportunities for women attorneys.
  • Promoting the appointment and selection of women to various federal, state and local positions of influence.
  • Promoting women as leaders.
  • Promoting and providing continuing legal education targeting areas of particular interest to women attorneys.
  • Monitoring and supporting government legislation, policies, and practices affecting women.
  • Serving as a statewide resource representing perspectives of women in the legal profession.
The scholarship application will open in November of 2022 with a deadline to apply of April 1, 2023.