ODI Scholarships

Scholarships for ODI Scholars


ScholarshipUniverse is a scholarship-matching tool that connects Buckeyes to university and university vetted external scholarships. To apply, submit the FAFSA and the ScholarshipUniverse Application each year by the priority date of February 1.

ScholarshipUniverse is also used to apply for Cooperative Scholarship Housing on the Columbus campus. These need and merit-based housing options include the Stadium Scholarship Program and Alumnae Scholarship Housing for Women.

Learn more about ScholarshipUniverse

Donor scholarships

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Student Financial Aid, offers many donor scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria. The value of the awards varies per scholarship.

To apply, submit the FAFSA and the ScholarshipUniverse Application each year by the priority date, typically set for February 1.


No, the FAFSA is not required. However, some of the scholarships request that students demonstrate financial aid need. Therefore, completing the FAFSA is encouraged.

Applications are reviewed by a committee of staff and faculty. Interviews may be a part of the selection process.

The number of students selected varies based on the scholarship criteria. Typically 1-3 students are selected.

The amounts vary.

ScholarshipUniverse allows you to be considered for many donor scholarships which may result in multiple awards.

Based on criteria specified by the donor, some scholarships are renewable and some are not. Information about awarding guidelines will be included in the award letter from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.



If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified by Student Financial Aid.

The scholarships will be awarded by Student Financial Aid. The funds will appear on your Award Summary found in Buckeye Link through the View Financial Aid link.

Send an email to odi-scholarships@osu.edu.

Still have questions?

Students not affiliated with ODI: Contact BuckeyeLink

ODI Affiliated students: Contact Ricardo Zamaripa | zamaripa.3@osu.edu