Diversity Scholarships

Scholarships are open to undergraduate students who have a declared major in Arts and Sciences and are currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. The following scholarship opportunities are competitive. See Scholarships & Grants for a listing of College of Arts and Sciences scholarships. Many Arts and Sciences departments also offer scholarships. Check with your department for information on available sources of funding for your major.

Available Scholarships

Carole Hershey Walters Endowed Scholarship Fund scholarships are awarded to further diversity with an emphasis on female students majoring in a biological science. Recipients must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. For the online application and information on additional College of Arts and Sciences merit/need-based funds see: Merit/Need-Based Funds.

The Milliman for the State of Ohio Scholarship provides scholarships to students majoring in actuarial science, data analytics, mathematics, or statistics. Special consideration is given to students who are a member of an organization that is open to all, but whose mission seeks to advance the needs of populations who are historically underrepresented in one of these majors. If applicable, the personal statement should describe related organization involvement along with other requested information. See: Merit/Need-Based Funds.

The Nick Nguyen and Nora Mullaney Scholarship 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. See: Merit/Need-Based Funds.

Rising Star Awards

The Rising Star Awards support programs in Arts and Sciences Office of Undergraduate Recruitment, which serves Ohio State’s undergraduate student population. The awards are part of the College of Arts and Sciences recruitment, retention and recognition program for undergraduate students.

Consistent with the university’s mission, the Rising Star Awards, funded from the general Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund, shall be used to support educational diversity at the university. The fund shall be used to provide up to ten undergraduate awards to be given to students at the end of their first year of enrollment.

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