What does Ohio State mean to students?
Scholarships pack a powerful punch—they change the lives of students who may otherwise not have access to a legal education, they support recruitment of the most outstanding and diverse student body, and they strengthen the academic climate and reputation of the college. Those who support scholarships at the Moritz College of Law have made an indelible impact on the future of promising students as well as an immediate impact on our academic mission.
The scholarship has allowed me to pursue my interests in law without focusing on the financial consequences.
—Danielle A. Gadomski, The Frank A. and Carol O. Ray Endowment
Danielle received her bachelor’s in communication from Denison University, where she was the president of Amnesty International and vice president of Mortar Board. After graduation she was a court appointed special advocate and worked as a community resource manager for Kids Matter Inc. Following graduation, Danielle plans to work in juvenile law.
This scholarship has been crucial in providing financial assistance, without which I would not have been able to attend law school. It has allowed me to focus more on academics and less on future debt.
—Christopher Matthew Luken, The Conrad and April Persons Scholarship
Chris graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in political science and a minor in international peace studies. Chris interned for U.S. Congressman Steve Driehaus in Washington, D.C., as well as a small Ohio law firm. Chris is unsure of his immediate plans following graduation, but he would like to someday run for elected office.
I have the flexibility to pursue my intellectual and professional dreams because of this scholarship.
—Michael Lee Corey, The Michael H. and Jo Ann Carpenter Scholarship
Michael earned a master’s in education administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s in history from Duke University. While at Ohio State, Michael was a research assistant for Dr. Phillip T.K. Daniel. Michael was an educational consultant for the Ohio Board of Regents, a government relations consultant for the Children’s Hunger Alliance, and editor of a public policy website. Following graduation, Michael hopes to pursue a career in education law and policy.
This scholarship was invaluable to me in being able to afford law school and secure a career in the education law field.
—Miriam Pearlmutter, The Sherry B. Whiting Endowment
Miriam received her bachelor’s in psychology from Barnard College–Columbia University, her master’s in school psychology from Tufts University, and her doctorate degree in psychology from Kent State University. Miriam was the owner and director of Tiny Smiles Daycare and worked as a school psychologist at Mahoning County Educational Service Center and at Citizens’ Academy. Following graduation, Miriam will work for a small firm that specializes in education law.