Merit and Need-Based Awards

The following funds are for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. They have been designated by the donor(s) for a specific major, group of majors in the humanities or in the natural and mathematical sciences, or an area of interest. Application for the Humanities Scholarships and the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Scholarships may be completed through one online application form. Application for the Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund requires a separate application.

Shared Application

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Humanities Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students enrolled in a humanities major. In order to be considered for the following scholarships, please complete the online application form linked below and ask a faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation.

The Brandt Family Memorial Scholarship

The Brandt Family Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one or more undergraduate students with a declared major in a humanities discipline and demonstrated financial need.

The Clara Hilberg Teller Endowed Scholarship

The Clara Hilberg Teller Endowed Scholarship provides one or more scholarships to students who have a declared major in a humanities discipline and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

The Elizabeth Kiss Amstutz Scholarship

The Elizabeth Kiss Amstutz Scholarship will be awarded to one or more undergraduate students with a declared major in a humanities discipline.

The Harriet Pratt Lattin Scholarship Fund

The Harriet Pratt Lattin Scholarship Fund provides one or more scholarships for students with a declared major in a humanities discipline.

Katherine L. Hall Prize

The Katherine L. Hall Prize recognizes an outstanding junior-rank female majoring in a humanities discipline. 

The Luther F. Lalendorf Memorial Scholarship

The Luther F. Lalendorf Memorial Scholarship provides one or more scholarships to undergraduates with a declared major in a humanities discipline.  Priority will be given to students who have participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, but other applicants with strong community service will be considered.

Richard C. Knopf Scholarship

The Richard C. Knopf Scholarship provides one or more merit-based awards to undergraduate humanities majors who place in the top 10% of their class.

Natural and Mathematical Sciences Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students enrolled in a natural and mathematical sciences major. In order to be considered for the following scholarships, please complete the online application form linked below and ask a faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation.

Anne H. Baumhofer Scholarship Fund

This fund supports students majoring in microbiology with preference given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups who would enhance diversity at the college.

Bevra Hannahs Hahn, M.D., Undergraduate Merit Fund in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences

This fund provides merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in one of the natural and mathematical sciences.

Biological Sciences Alumni Society Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships or awards for undergraduate students majoring in biological sciences who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or financial need.

Carole Hershey Walters Endowed Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to further diversity with an emphasis on female students majoring in a biological sciences.  Recipients must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

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

This fund provides scholarships or awards for an undergraduate student(s) enrolled in the mathematical and physical sciences who demonstrates academic excellence and/or financial need.

David and Velva Zarley Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students with preference for students who are from Muskingum, Licking, or Perry counties of Ohio and are majoring in a science.

Emmert Sutton Family Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to students ranked as junior or above in the natural and mathematical sciences with an officially declared pre-med area of study.

Hall Family Scholarship Fund

This fund is to be awarded to students in the biological sciences with preference given to students with an interest in the environment and education.

Helen Sells Clarkson Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarships for students who are pursuing majors in the natural sciences.

John D. and Marguerite M. Sullivan Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to students in the biological sciences.

Karam/Wigert/Himebaugh Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund provides need-based scholarships to undergraduate students who are a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident of the United States, with preference being given to United States citizens. The recipients must be majoring in astronomy and astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, mathematics, microbiology, molecular genetics, physics, or zoology and have a minimum 3.3 grade point average. Scholarships may be used for tuition, textbooks, and room in Columbus residence halls that are owned and managed by the university.

Kathleen E. Kendrick Scholarship Fund

This fund supports minority students majoring in microbiology.

Nick Nguyen and Nora Mullaney Scholarship Fund

This fund provides need-based scholarships to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and are majoring in Computer and Information Science with preference for students who are traditionally underrepresented in Computer and Information Science.

Richard E. Stent Jr. Scholarship Fund

This fund provides financial assistance to students majoring in biological sciences with an emphasis on microbiology.

Robert Stocklin Scholarship

Provides financial support for students who have financial need, are from Ohio and are pursuing a B.S. in the sciences.

Schwarm Endowed Scholarship Fund in Microbiology

This fund provides scholarships to students majoring in microbiology with preference for those who demonstrate financial need. Recipients must have a minimum 3.75 grade point average.

Sharp Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarships for undergraduate students from Ohio who are majoring in the natural and mathematical sciences. Scholarships are based on financial need.

Steve and Diane Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund provides need-based scholarships to undergraduate students who are majoring in the natural and mathematical sciences and have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. First preference is for students who have graduated from the Johnstown-Monroe School District, second preference is for students from Licking County, Ohio, and third preference is for students from Ohio.

Theodore Suie, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships based upon scholastic achievement to students majoring in biological sciences who have financial need.  Further consideration, where possible, is to be given to students who are orphans.

Timothy A. Trautman Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students who are majoring in one of the natural sciences.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

The following scholarships are available to students enrolled in a social and behavioral sciences major. In order to be considered for the following scholarships, please complete the online application form linked below and ask a faculty member to submit a letter of recommendation.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Alumni Society Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in a social and behavioral sciences discipline who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or financial need.

How to Apply

Step 1: Documents

As part of the application you will be asked to upload the following document as a .pdf file.

Personal Statement

Personal statement of 500 words or less that describes how receiving a merit and/or need-based scholarship would enhance your studies or achievement of an academic goal. In addition, describe how you have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and service within and outside the university during your time at Ohio State. If you have other academic or recent life experiences relevant to a merit and/or need-based scholarship (e.g. participation in Big Brothers, Big Sisters or other service organizations), or any special circumstances or reasons why you should be considered for a scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences, please describe them.

Format to Save Your Personal Statement

  • The following must appear in the upper right-hand corner of your personal statement: Last Name, First Name and OSU ID.
  • Save your personal statement as a .pdf document in the following format:  Last Name_#_Merit Need-Based Funding Application.pdf.
    (For example: Jane Buckeye.123 would save as Buckeye_123_Merit Need-Based Funding Application.pdf.)

Step 2: Scholarship and Grant Information

You will be asked to enter the name and annual value of all merit and/or need-based scholarships and grants that you currently receive. This includes scholarships and grants awarded by the college, the university or an external organization, as well as any state and federal grants such as a Pell grant or state grant. Do not include any loans.

Step 3: Submit Application

Before submitting your application, review all information entered to ensure there are no errors.  Once you submit your application you will not be able to make any changes.

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Step 4: Letter of Recommendation

Ask an Ohio State faculty member for a letter of recommendation. Your recommender will need to know the information listed below and the deadline for submission. The deadline is the same date/time that your online application is due. Provide your recommender with a link to this web page and direct him/her to Step 4.

Although a faculty recommendation is strongly preferred, we recognize that some students have not yet had an opportunity to develop a relationship with a faculty member. In that case, the student may submit a recommendation from a TA, lecturer, advisor or other Ohio State staff member.

Faculty Recommender

A student has asked you to write a recommendation letter on behalf of his/her application for a College of Arts and Sciences merit and/or need-based scholarship. In your letter, please address the student's academic work, research/creative activity, and connection of academic work in relation to his/her professional goals, as well as any additional information that may be helpful to the review committee. The faculty recommendation is due on the same date as the student application.

You will need to know the student's name.# (e.g. buckeye.123). Save your recommendation in the following format in order for your recommendation to be correctly matched with the student's application: Student Last Name_#_Recommendation.pdf (For example: Jane Buckeye.123 would be saved as Buckeye_123_Recommendation.pdf).

Submit Recommendation

Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund Scholarships

This fund provides tuition scholarships to undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in publishing or publication. Scholarships are need-based. Applicants must have a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Student Financial Aid.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

How to Apply

Step 1: Documents

As part of the application you will be asked to upload the following document as a .pdf file.

Personal Statement

Personal statement of 500 words or less that describes your interests, experiences and goals related to your current studies. This may include information on courses that you have taken that are related to publishing and publication, as well as related experiences such as internships, research, employment, leadership, involvement in a student or professional organization and service opportunities undertaken while at Ohio State. In addition to describing your coursework and experiences while at Ohio State that are related to a career in publishing or publication, describe your plans for a future career in publishing or publication.

Format to Save Your Personal Statement
  • The following must appear in the upper right-hand corner of your personal statement: Last Name, First Name and OSU ID number
  • Save your personal statement as a PDF document in the following format: Last Name_#_Snow Funding Application.pdf
    (For example: Jane Buckeye.123 would save as Buckeye_123_Snow Funding Application.pdf)

Step 2: Scholarship and Grant Information

You will be asked to enter the name and annual value of all merit and/or need-based scholarships and grants that you currently receive. This includes scholarships and grants awarded by the college, the university or an external organization, as well as any state and federal grants such as a Pell grant or state grant. Do not include any loans.

Step 3: Submit an Application

Before submitting your application, review all information entered to ensure there are no errors. Once you submit your application you will not be able to make any changes.

Apply Now

Contact: Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs, rottersman.1@osu.edu.

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