MSP-Application Process

Apply to MSP

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How to apply for MSP

Step 1

Apply for admission to The Ohio State University by November 1. Note that the application and all required materials (application fee, test scores, transcripts, etc.) are due by that deadline. Visit for more information.

*We highly recommend that you submit the application and all required application materials by November 1

Step 2

On the application check the appropriate box that indicates your interest in being considered for the Morrill Scholarship Program and then complete the essay prompt.

Step 3

Be sure to include leadership and diversity involvement on the activity list.

Essay Review Process

The Morrill Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students admitted to the Columbus campus for autumn semester 2019. On the application, if you checked “YES” indicating your interest for the Morrill Scholarship Program and you provided an essay response to the question, your application is forwarded to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion after the admissions decision is complete. Essays are evaluated and recommended for awarding by a committee of staff and faculty.

Scholarship offers will be sent to students by email. The details of the award will be included in the email. A formal letter will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service, for your records.

Your scholarship is considered accepted once your Undergraduate Acceptance Fee is received.

If you have questions about submitting your acceptance fee, contact Undergraduate Admissions via telephone (614-292-3980) and/or e-mail (

Distinction Review Process

The Distinction Scholarship is MSP's premier scholarship and is the equivalent of the cost of attendance. Students selected to interview for this scholarship will receive email notification.

Key Dates

August 1, 2018: Ohio State's admission application is available at

November 1, 2018: Early action deadline and priority deadline for the Morrill Scholarship and merit scholarships at

February 1, 2019: Deadline to submit the application and all supplemental materials for Autumn 2019 freshman admission to Ohio State

February 1, 2019: Priority deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at (not required for consideration for the Morrill Scholarship)

May 1, 2019: National deadline to indicate where you will attend college; deadline to pay $100 Ohio State acceptance fee

All dates and deadlines are subject to change.