The OACTA Foundation    

Established in 2015, The OACTA Foundation was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.  The Foundation funds projects consistent with the mission of OACTA, such as the annual OACTA Diversity Scholarship Program and the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE).  The OACTA Foundation is incorporated in Ohio as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Service.  Contributions made to The OACTA Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Please consider contributing to The OACTA Foundation. CLICK HERE to make a contribution.  Your support is appreciated!

The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) Law Student Diversity Scholarship program is open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students enrolled at Ohio law schools. Incoming second and third-year female law students enrolled at Ohio law schools are also eligible regardless of race or ethnicity.

Other criteria for the scholarship include:

  • Academic achievement in law school;
  • Professional interest in civil defense practice; and
  • Service to community and to the cause of diversity;

Up to two (2) scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to successful applicants. Applicants are required to submit an application, law school transcript and a cover letter addressing the following: academic, personal and professional accomplishments, and why they should be selected as a recipient of the scholarship. Applicants may submit up to three letters of recommendation.

The completed application and all other requested material must be received by May 11, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in June and recognized at the OACTA Annual Meeting in November. Funding is provided by the OACTA Foundation.

Download the Scholarship Application 

Complete the online Scholarship Application

View the Diversity Scholarship Recipients

The OACTA Golf Outing

Since 2009, OACTA has conducted an annual golf outing! Net proceeds from the OACTA Golf Outing benefit the OACTA Foundation. The OACTA Golf Outing is held at Pinnacle Golf Club in early September. OACTA members, friends and colleagues gather for golf and fun and all for a good cause!