About the Scholarship

Law Student Assistance Fund is accredited by the Community Foundation of Shelby County. The foundation was established in the year 1952, to cultivate, administer and distribute legacy gifts for the benefit of our community.

The Law Student Assistance Fund Scholarship is accessible to third-year law understudies who are occupants of Shelby County or a surrounding county. Preference is given to understudies who wish to work in general practice law in legal matters in a rural or country seat setting and to understudies who are married and have children.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Students must demonstrate financial need and leadership in undergraduate and law school activities and community, school, and church.

  • The candidates are educated to present their FAFSA application to get this award.


Law Student Assistance Fund award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $3500 each year which is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to one candidate each year.


Deadline information

The applications are to be presented before the end of June 01, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are accessible online on the Community Foundation of Shelby County website


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates  must have a permanent residence in Shelby County, Ohio or counties abutting Shelby Co., Ohio at the time the award is made; have demonstrated leadership in the community, school, and church; graduated from a high school in Shelby County or from a high school located in a county abutting Shelby County;

  • Candidates must have demonstrated above-average legal scholarship while attending law school and have a demonstrated financial need.

  • Preference shall be given to candidates who indicate a desire for the general practice of law in a rural or county-seat setting and to third-year law students who are married and have children. Recipients shall not be discriminated against because of age, gender, race, physical handicap, disability, ethnic background, religious affiliation or creed.