The Morrill Scholars Program
The Ohio State University is strongly committed to creating a campus community that is inclusive of individuals from diverse cultures, racial/ethnic groups, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As one of the premier scholarships in the United States, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Morrill Scholars Program (MSP) rewards leadership and academic excellence through diversity. MSP recipients have ongoing opportunities to participate in educational enrichment experiences, such as study abroad, undergraduate research, and professional/graduate school preparation and career development programs. They also enjoy a wide range of activities that focus on personal and professional development as well as service-learning.
MSP scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students admitted to the Columbus campus for the autumn semester following high school graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States.
The MSP is a very competitive diversity scholarship. Recipients of the MSP scholarship typically rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating classes and have an ACT composite score of 28 or higher or combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1260 or higher. Recipients also tend to possess strong backgrounds and/or experiences that will greatly enhance campus diversity.
Note: Due to their values, these scholarships replace all other university merit awards you may have been offered.
- The Distinction Scholarship is equivalent to the value of the cost to attend Ohio State for both Ohio residents and nonresidents. It includes room and board, book allowance, and miscellaneous expenses.
- The Prominence Scholarship is awarded to nonresidents. This scholarship is the equivalent to the value of both in-state tuition and the nonresident surcharge.
- The Excellence Scholarship is awarded to Ohio residents. This scholarship is equivalent to the value of in-state tuition.
How to Apply
To be considered for the Morrill Scholars Program, students must indicate their interest in MSP and complete the MSP essay on Ohio State’s supplement to the Common Application. The Common Application and Ohio State Supplement must be submitted by February 1, 2013. Students are encouraged to apply early; the sooner an applicant is admitted to the university, the more quickly he or she can be considered for MSP.