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
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.
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.
Funding for supports underrepresented student populations as specified by the individual scholarships.
Honors Program Scholarships
Undergraduate scholarships administered by the ASC Honors Program.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Some departments offer funding for currently enrolled students. These awards may recognize scholarship, or support activities such as research and study abroad. Some of these opportunities are listed here. Contact your major department for additional information.