(For the 2015-16 academic year)
The Ohio State University offers a variety of merit scholarships to outstanding students.
1. Unless otherwise indicated, all merit scholarships are offered on a competitive basis to qualified full-time domestic freshmen admitted to the Columbus campus for autumn semester and:
- are available for eight semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment, and only during terms for which a student is enrolled.
- do not require applications other than Ohio State's admission application (apply.osu.edu) Exceptions: Eminence Scholarship; Morrill Scholars Program (requires an essay on the Common Application); and Cooperative Scholarship Housing programs.
- are renewable annually for a maximum of eight semesters (or the equivalent) of full-time undergraduate enrollment, provided the recipient maintains a 3.2 or higher GPA (earned by no later than the end of the second year).
2. Plan to apply by November 1
Domestic applicants who submit the Common Application and all required materials by the early action deadline of November 1 will receive priority consideration for merit scholarships.
International applicants must submit the Common Application and all required materials by the early action deadline of November 1 if they wish to be considered for the International Undergraduate Scholarship.
Access merit scholarships
Requires additional application
The university offers hundreds of special-eligibility scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria. To apply each year, file the FAFSA and complete the Application for Special Scholarships by the priority date of February 15.
Regional campus/ATI scholarships
(May require additional application)
If you are interested in a particular major, you may contact your college of interest for scholarship availability and deadline dates. See departmental listings.
If you plan to attend a regional campus or ATI, contact the financial aid office at the appropriate campus for information about scholarships. See regional campus contact information.