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(For the 2014-15 academic year)

Merit scholarships

The Ohio State University offers a variety of merit scholarships to outstanding students. Unless otherwise indicated, all awards:

  • are awarded on a competitive basis: published criteria represent the minimum qualifications for consideration
  • are available for eight semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment
  • are awarded only during terms for which a student is enrolled
  • are for new domestic freshmen (not including students transferring from other colleges or universities)
  • are awarded to students who begin in autumn semester
  • do not require applications other than Ohio State's admission application (apply.osu.edu) Exceptions: Eminence Scholarship; Morrill Scholars Program requires an essay, completed on the Common Application; Cooperative Scholarship Housing programs.
Important notes about merit scholarships
Merit scholarships
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Special-eligibility scholarships

Requires additional application
The university administers hundreds of scholarships with specific eligibility requirements. To complete the additional application, go to sfa.osu.edu/scholarships. Click Applying for Special Scholarships then Application for Special Scholarships. Apply by the priority date of February 15.

Other scholarships

Departmental 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.

Regional campus/ATI scholarships
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.