Scholarships & Grants

Each year the College of Arts and Sciences awards approximately 1 million dollars in scholarships to undergraduate students who are pursuing a major in the arts and sciences and are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. These scholarship opportunities are competitive. They include merit and need-based scholarships, scholarships that support research and creative activity, and scholarships that support education abroad and domestic travel. More information on these funding opportunities is provided below. Information on additional resources may be found at the bottom of this page.

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. 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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Additional Resources