O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship

O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship

The O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Office of International Affairs to support and encourage underrepresented and diverse student participation in Ohio State education abroad opportunities. In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), 10 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 to students who are part of the following ODI Young Scholars Program cohorts:

  • 2019-2020 cohort (first-year students)

  • 2018-2019 cohort (second-year students)

Criteria for eligibility
  • First or second year Young Scholars

  • Must utilize the scholarship before December 31, 2020 unless given special permission by ODI and OIA

  • Scholarship may be used for Ohio State approved education abroad programming only

  • Receipt of the O-H-I-O Scholarship does not guarantee admission to an Ohio State approved study abroad program; recipients will need to submit a separate application for their chosen study abroad program

  • Recipients must be in good academic standing while maintaining continuous fulltime enrollment (not including summers) at Ohio State

  • Students do not need to have an active application to an Ohio State approved education abroad program on file at the time of scholarship application. The Office of International Affairs will disburse the O-H-I-O Scholarship to recipients during the term of enrollment to the approved education abroad program in which they participate. Approved programming is listed on the International Affairs Education Abroad search engine at oia.osu.edu

The on-line application for the O-H-I-O Scholarship is now live. Through the on-line application you will be required to submit a statement of 250-300 words addressing how participation in education abroad will enhance your academic and professional goals and a copy of your advising report. A letter of recommendation from an Ohio State instructor is required to complete your O-H-I-O application. The recommendation letter should address your academic performance as well as your readiness to participate in and benefit from a study abroad program. The letter of recommendation must be submitted to your on-line O-H-I-O scholarship application.

Application deadline is November 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Grace Johnson, Director of Education Abroad, Office of International Affairs, Johnson.136@osu.edu.