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Applying for Scholarships

Applying for Scholarships

Submit one application and be considered for more than 250 scholarships.

Spend a couple of hours to complete your application and the reward could get you $1,000 to as much as $7,000 or more toward paying your tuition next year. We designate some scholarships for students with the highest levels of financial need.

When to apply for scholarships?

The deadline for applications is February 1 and the College announces scholarship awards in early May for the following academic year. Awards vary from year to year since they are based on available funds.

College of Science scholarships

Returning and incoming students in the College of Science received a record-breaking amount in scholarships in 2017-18: More than $7.5 million. These awards included support from the university, the College of Science and our departments. We continue to grow our scholarships thanks to generous alumni and friends. We have tripled the amount of scholarship funding since 2015-16.

Science students received the second-highest amount of scholarship funding at OSU. In 2017, nearly $5 million for 1,344 scholarships were awarded to our returning students. The remainder were awarded to 570 incoming first-year students, including nine who received Presidential Scholarships which cover full tuition for four years. More than half of the class of 2021 received some type of scholarship support. In total, 570 new students received about $2.6 million in scholarships, with some receiving multiple awards.

The financial support of scholarships has made a difference in the lives of our scholarship students.

Summer research scholarships

Many students spend their summers doing transformative research with funding from our SURE Science Program. The College offers students summer scholarships to conduct research to enhance their classroom learning as part of SURE Science.