Ohio State Scholarships

Scholarships Available to 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 based on academic performance, financial need, minority, special-eligibility, and more. Information and applications are available online for undergraduate scholarships opportunities and for graduate funding opportunities. 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 website.

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. For more information, visit the Critical Difference for Women website.

College of Nursing Scholarships
Thanks in large part to generous private donors, the College of Nursing has a number of scholarships available to our students. Some of these are need-based and require completion of the Free Application for Student Aid [FAFSA] by the February 15 priority deadline. Continuing students are invited to submit the scholarship application to be considered for need-based and/or merit-based scholarships. These funds are limited and preference is given to full-time students who are continuously enrolled.

The annual application review process for College of Nursing scholarships occurs during the latter half of Spring semester (sometime after March 1). Most scholarships will be decided by the end of June, and applicants will receive notification via their OSU email account. Awards are disbursed evenly - half in Autumn semester, half in Spring semester. Students can check their university financial aid account to determine loans and scholarship amounts. Students admitted after the review process begins will not be eligible to apply for until the next application cycle.

Scholarship recipients are required to write a letter of thanks for their award and attend the fall scholarship banquet where many scholarship recipients have the opportunity to meet and thank their donor in person. Students must agree to these terms upon submission of their application. Failure to do so can result in the loss of scholarship award for the Spring term.


Scholarships Available to Graduate Students Only

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 for additional information.

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/ for additional information.


Fellowships 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