Ohio State Scholarships

Ohio State scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate students

University-administered scholarships
A multitude of scholarships administered by The Ohio State University are available. Students may apply for scholarships which are academic-based only, minority, special-eligibility, and others. Information and scholarship applications are available online at www.sfa.osu.edu/scholarships .

For additional information or to make an appointment with one of the university’s financial aid counselors, call (614) 292-0300, or visit The Ohio State University Office of Student Financial Aid web site at www.sfa.osu.edu .

Critical Difference for Women Re-Entry Scholarship
Scholarships are available for women who have interrupted their education, at any level, due to unforeseen obstacles such as family responsibilities or financial constraints. Visit www.criticaldifference.osu.edu/Re-entry Scholarships.htm .

College of Nursing scholarships
Thanks in large part to our generous donors, the College of Nursing has a number of internal scholarships available for our students. Some of these are need-based and require that the student has completed the Free Application for Student Aid [FAFSA] by the February 15 priority deadline (since all awards must be made in compliance with the Office of Student Financial Aid). Continuing students are invited to apply for consideration for both need based and merit based scholarship through the application found by clicking here

Funds are limited and preference is given to full-time students who are continually enrolled. The annual decision-making process for College of Nursing-funded scholarships begins during the latter half of Spring term (sometime after April 15). Most scholarships will be decided by June, and all applicants will be given notification via email. Funds are split between Autumn and Spring terms- and students can check their university financial aid account to determine loans and scholarship amounts. Students admitted after the review process begins should plan to apply for internal scholarships in the following year.

Since our internal scholarships are funded through donor contributions, all scholarship recipients are required to write a letter of thanks for their award, as well as attend the fall scholarship banquet to thank their donor in person (when possible). Students agree to these terms when they submit their application, and failure to follow through can result in loss of scholarship award for the Spring term.

Ohio State scholarships available to graduate students only

University Fellowships
The Ohio State University Graduate School awards several kinds of competitive fellowships. These opportunities are available to new, incoming graduate students who have not previously done graduate work at OSU. Criteria for recipients are a GRE score in the 75th percentile on the exam's Verbal and Quantitative components and a 4.0 on the Analytical Writing component with a GPA of 3.6 or better.

Graduate Enrichment Fellowships
Applicants who contribute to the diversity of the Graduate School through ethnic background, social or economic disadvantage, disability, or other characteristics. These opportunities are available to new, incoming graduate students who have not previously done graduate work at OSU. Academic criteria include a GRE score in the 40th percentile and a GPA of 3.1 or better.

Both University and Graduate Enrichment Fellowship candidates are identified and nominated by the College of Nursing's Graduate Studies Committee.

Applicants wishing to be be considered for Fellowships must submit GRE scores taken within the last five years, regardless of program specific criteria.

For information, deadlines, and eligibility requirements for Graduate School Fellowships: http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/graduate-school-fellowships-for-first-year-graduate-students.html


Critical Difference for Women Research on Women Fund
Seed money to doctoral students and faculty who are conducting research on all areas of women’s lives, including gender and gender equity. Visit http://criticaldifference.osu.edu .

Leadership Education Excellence in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program
Scholarships and stipends are available to RNs who are enrolled in the Pediatric NP, Neonatal NP, or Family NP specialty tracks. Visit http://nisonger.osu.edu/LEND/ to learn more.