Scholarships & Grants

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences awards scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduate students.  Scholarships are open to undergraduate students who have a declared major in the arts and sciences and are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. The following scholarship opportunities are competitive.

Merit & Need-Based Scholarships

Merit and Need-Based Awards are competitive awards for currently enrolled students. These scholarships take into consideration criteria specified by the individual funds such as cumulative GPA and financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Research and Creative Activity Funding

Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore research and creative activities and the College of Arts and Sciences offers funding to help address related costs. In addition to the funds listed here, students are encouraged to contact their major department(s) and the Undergraduate Research Office for information on other sources of funding.

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Education Abroad and Travel Funding

The College of Arts and Sciences offers scholarships for undergraduate arts and sciences majors who are participating in an OSU-approved study abroad program, or who have designed an independent study/research experience in conjunction with an OSU faculty member and for which OSU academic credit will be earned.  Students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Affairs for information on other sources of funding to support an OSU-approved study abroad program.

College funding is also available for students in the arts who are traveling for research or scholarly/creative activity either in the U.S. or abroad.

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Diversity Scholarships

Funding for supports underrepresented student populations as specified by the individual scholarships.

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Honors Program Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships administered by the ASC Honors Program.

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STEM Funding

There are a variety of scholarships available for incoming and enrolled undergraduates pursuing a STEM major. Below are a listing of campus-wide scholarship opportunities that are currently available as well as scholarships available through the College of Arts and Sciences and academic departments. Be sure to visit the links to learn about the scholarships, the application requirements, and deadlines.


Scholarships for incoming students.

Choose Ohio First

The Choose Ohio First Scholarships are funded by the State of Ohio with the objective of increasing the number of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates and retaining them in jobs within the state. These scholarships will be used to recruit and support STEM or STEM-education students who are Ohio residents.

Ohio House of Science Scholarship

The Future Scientists of Ohio Scholarship Program is particularly designed to encourage community college students to transfer to OSU to complete their four year STEM degree.

Scholarships Available for STEM Students with Disabilities

Ohio’s STEM Ability Alliance (OSAA) has scholarships available for students with disabilities who are majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who are participating in student learning communities, mentoring, ability advising programs and internship opportunities.

Scholarships Available for Students Interested in Computational Biology/Chemistry

The scholarship program provides scholarships and educational opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing a career in bioinformatics or related fields. For more information contact Ken Huang or James Gentry

Valentino Scholarship

The Department of Physics awards the Valentino Scholarship to one incoming student per year who plans to major in physics or engineering physics at The Ohio State University. This scholarship competition is open to any high school senior applying to Ohio State who has declared a major of physics or a pre-major of engineering physics.

Scholarships for enrolled undergraduates.

College of Arts and Sciences

Biological Sciences Alumni Society Scholarship

Carole Hershey Walters Endowed Scholarship

College of MAPS (Mathematical and Physical Sciences)Alumni Society Scholarship

Hall Family Scholarship Fund

John D. and Marguerite M. Sullivan Scholarship Fund

Sharp Memorial Scholarship

Theodore Suie, Jr. Scholarship Fund


L. Earl Slusher Scholarship in Astronomy

Loren E. Bollinger - Kenneth E. Kissell Scholarship

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Charles E. Waring Memorial Scholarship

Raymond and Laura Goodrich Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

Gary G. Marconi Scholarship Fund in Chemistry

Wheasler Family Scholarship Fund

The Bertram Thomas Memorial Fund

The Wilber Waight Canaga Memorial Fund

ACS-Hach Scholarship in Chemistry

James McFarling Endowment Scholarship Fund

The William Marshall MacNevin Memorial Fund

Computer Science

Each spring, the Computer Science and Engineering Department offers several one year scholarships with the intent of recognizing and encouraging excellence in the study of computing.


Glenn O. and Lois S. Schwab Scholarship Fund


Kathleen E. Kendrick Scholarship Fund

Richard E. Stent Jr. Scholarship Fund

Anne H. Baumhofer Scholarship Fund

Molecular Genetics

Thomas J. Byers Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dr. Elizabeth Wagner Scholarship Fund


Alkire Research Scholarship

Billingslea Research Scholarship

Lawson Memorial Scholarship

Piyu C. Ko Memorial Scholarship

Psychology Study Abroad Scholarship

Psychology Conference Travel Scholarship

SBS Undergraduate Research Grants

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