The deadline for our 2018 scholarship application has passed.  Please stay tuned for details on the 2019 application. 

To view details on the 2018 application, continue below.  

The John Mercer Langston Bar Association (“JMLBA”) is pleased to offer a scholarship for 2018. The JMLBA scholarship is offered to recognize and promote the academic achievement of a law student in Central Ohio who has:

  1. Demonstrated academic excellence and achievement in undergraduate, graduate and legal education;
  1. Shown involvement and leadership in community organizations that further the mission of the JMLBA;
  1. Aspires to a career in the legal profession that furthers the mission of the JMLBA and the legacy of John Mercer Langston (including promoting excellence and diversity in the legal profession and demonstrating a commitment to community service); and
  1. Achieved personal milestones or overcome personal hardships that are worthy of recognition.

The Application Materials consist of:

1. Completed application;

2. Personal statement (maximum of 500 words);

3. Resume; and

4. An OFFICIAL COPY of your most recent law school transcript.

All Application Materials must be received in hard copy by February 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. for an application to be considered. The JMLBA reserves the right to require applicants to attend an in-person interview.


Please deliver complete Application Materials to:

Jacquelin R. Lewis, Esq.
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Please contact Jacquelin R. Lewis with questions at or (614) 227-7735.


Scholarship recipients will be notified on or before March 22, 2018 and will be recognized at the Capital University Law School BLSA/JMLBA/Ohio State University Moritz College of Law BLSA Gala on April 14, 2018. The recipient and their guest are invited as JMLBA’s guest of honor to attend the Gala. Scholarship proceeds will be paid directly to the educational institution, and may be applied toward tuition, books, and required course-related expenses only.