University Administered Scholarships via ScholarshipUniverse

A multitude of scholarships administered by Ohio State 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 scholarship opportunities, and for graduate funding opportunities, you can visit the Financial Aid website or the Graduate School website. For additional information or to make an appointment with one of the university’s financial aid counselors, call 614-292-0300 or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid 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 currently enrolled in one of the college's degree granting programs. Some of these are need-based and require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the 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, degree-seeking students who are continuously enrolled. Students exclusively enrolled in a pre-major or certificate program are not eligible to apply for these opportunities.

Prospective students and families of pre-nursing and pre-HW are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding loan and scholarship programs offered by the university.


2024 - 2025 College of Nursing Scholarships
The scholarship application is now open until June 30, 2024 on ScholarshipUniverse.

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Directions for students:

  1. Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password.
  2. Take the time to answer questions about yourself to build your profile. By integrating data from your admissions application, student record and self-reported information, ScholarshipUniverse will match you with scholarship opportunities.
  3. Once you are matched to a scholarship, follow prompts to complete the College of Nursing Scholarship Application.

Students who have been awarded a scholarship will receive notification by the first week of August via their Ohio State email account. Students can check their university financial aid account to determine loans and scholarship amounts. Students admitted after the application deadline will not be eligible to apply until the next application cycle.

Scholarship recipients are required to write a letter of thanks for their award. There is an expectation to attend (schedule permitting) the Donor Appreciation Evening where many scholarship recipients have the opportunity to meet and thank scholarship donors in-person. Students must agree to these terms upon submission of their application. Scholarship awardees will receive further instructions regarding letter submission once decisions are announced. Failure to adhere to these expectations may result in the loss of their scholarship award and may impact future award decisions.

Extended Response Questions

Within the scholarship application, students will be required to respond to three prompts. They have been provided below to aid in preparation. Please adhere to the stated character limits as responses exceeding these limits will be cut off.

  1. Have you participated in any internships, practicums or service activities related to your major? If so, please briefly describe them below. (500-character limit)
  2. How are you paying for your education and what forms of financial assistance are you currently receiving? (e.g. student loans, work, graduate assistant tuition waiver, employee tuition discount, stipends, etc.) (500-character limit)
  3. Please provide a brief personal statement. Consider your personal and professional goals, work experience, obstacles you have overcome or any other information that would be useful to the Scholarship Committee in making its decision. (750-character limit)


What are the deadlines to apply for the student scholarships?

The application is available now and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2024.

Who can apply for the student scholarships?

Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate nursing and interdisciplinary degree-granting programs in the College of Nursing who maintain a full-time course load. Students exclusively enrolled in a pre-major or certificate program are not eligible to apply for these opportunities.

When will I hear about my scholarship application status?

Student scholarship announcements usually come in the first week of August. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will receive an email notifying you of the award and the process for accepting your scholarship.

If you are an organization looking to spread the word about your scholarship to our students, please email us at by Thursday at 5 p.m. ET to be considered for the following week’s issue*. Submissions must include a one- to three-sentence description with links for students to learn more and best contact information. No images, flyers or other attachments accepted.

*Submissions are subject to review and submission does not guarantee inclusion.