PASS Students
Students enrolled in PASS are eligible for two unique financial aid opportunities: the Rising Star Award, a one-time award totaling up to $500 that is used to support students successfully completing the end of their first year at Ohio State, and the Roth Family Endowment Grant, awarded on a competitive basis to students who are interested in pursuing education abroad.

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Rising Star Award

Consistent with the mission of the university, the Rising Star Awards are used to support educational diversity. The fund is used to provide up to ten undergraduate awards ($500) given to students at the end of their first year of enrollment.

Who is eligible?
First-year students who have declared majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria
GPA of 3.0 or above and a completed resume

Additional Criteria

  • Outstanding participation in the Program for Advancing Scholarship & Service (using sign-in sheets & other attendance record)
  • Active involvement in other campus organizations (documentation from organization official)
  • Demonstration of initiative evidenced by internships, leadership in campus organizations, steps towards research and education abroad, interest in PASS peer leadership, and any additional input from peer leader about any student who has demonstrated superior leadership skills
  • Active participation in community service

Award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee in the College of Arts and Sciences. The university may modify any selection criteria should the criteria be found, in whole or in part, to be contrary to federal or state law or university policy.

Roth Family Endowment Grant

Open to Columbus campus undergraduate students with a declared major in the arts and sciences who plan to study abroad as part of an Ohio State-approved education abroad program and are active in PASS.

Upon their return, recipients are encouraged to make two presentations about their education abroad to student groups. Applications are reviewed once each year during spring semester.

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