Signature Events

Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program

MSP scholars walking to class

Program Description

The Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program (MSEAP) is designed to assist Morrill Scholars in their transition to The Ohio State University. Students will move into their residence hall prior to the Autumn Semester move-in day. They will have the opportunity to meet other first year Morrill Scholars and students involved with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) programs as well as ODI staff members. The Early Arrival Program is an opportunity to live, study, learn and begin to develop a sense of community and richness within this cohort. You will discover what it means to be change agents for diversity and inclusion within the classroom, residence halls, and the Ohio State community.

Why Participate?

  • Meet other Morrill Scholars to share Ohio State traditions and experiences
  • Adjust to the campus and the surrounding community before classes begin through social activities
  • Identify ways to engage in ODI-specific opportunities
  • Participate in workshops about diversity and inclusion, student involvement, and extracurricular activities

Who Can Participate?

  • Incoming Morrill Scholars who have paid the acceptance fee by the May 1st deadline
  • Morrill Scholars who plan to attend Ohio State during Autumn Semester 2018
  • Morrill Scholars who are not participating in any other Early Arrival Programs

You do not have to be a part of the MSP Learning Community to attend the Early Arrival Program

Dates

The tentative dates for the 2018 Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program are Tuesday, August 14 – Friday, August 17, 2018

Cost

All costs to participate in the Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program are covered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  There is no cost to Morrill Scholars who participate in the program.

How to Apply

You will receive an email from the Morrill Scholarship Program with more information and an application link. Please direct any questions about the Early Arrival Program to Donya Gilmore at gilmore.286@osu.edu. 

Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled.


Morrill Scholars Program Learning Community

Blackburn House

Program Description

The purpose of Morrill Scholars Program Learning Community is to prepare students for a life of advocacy and serve as a laboratory for social change. Students will have the opportunity to learn about, discuss and engage with various social justice issues all while living in community with one another. Ultimately, members of the MSPLC will learn how to use their personal experiences, individual passions, and leadership skills to create social change. This program is open to first- and second-year students in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Morrill Scholarship Program. Click here for a quick video about learning communities at Ohio State featuring the MSP LC!

Focus

The MSP LC will focus on providing participants with the tools to engage in advocacy work. With support and mentoring from faculty, staff, and community partners, Scholars will enhance their diversity leadership skills for the purpose of encouraging action around the social justice issue that is most important to them.

Why Participate

Students who participate in the Morrill Scholars Learning Community can expect to work closely with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as they:

  • Explore pressing systemic social justice issues through civic engagement activities
  • Engage in dialogue about social justice leadership through a spring semester leadership course
  • Receive mentorship from university faculty, staff and local social justice advocates

Who Can Participate

Incoming Morrill Scholars who plan to attend Ohio State during autumn and spring semester.

You do not have to be a part of the Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program to participate in this Learning Community; however, students in learning communities are required to reside in a space within the learning community and with other learning community participants. Learning community students may only request roommates accepted into the LC.

Dates

The MSP LC will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Cost

Participants in the MSP LC will live in Blackburn House. Depending on your scholarship level, you may be responsible for the costs to live in Blackburn Hall. All remaining expenses to participate in the MSPLC are covered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.   

How to Apply

Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled. Click here for more info.

The application is currently closed for 2017-2018.