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Application Process

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How to Apply for MSP

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

  • We highly recommend that you submit the application and all required application materials by November 1; however, we will accept applications through February 1, which is the Ohio State application deadline date.

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, service, and social justice involvement on the activity list.

Have MSP application questions?

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact MSP at

Essay and Activities Review Process

The Morrill Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students admitted to the Columbus campus each autumn semester.

On the application, if you check “YES,” indicating your interest in the Morrill Scholarship Program and you provide an essay response to the question, your application is forwarded to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion after the admissions decision is complete.

A Review Committee consisting of Ohio State staff, faculty, and community partners evaluates the essays plus the list of activities on the Ohio State application and recommends students for the scholarships.

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.