ODI Education Abroad Scholarship

ODI Scholars smiling at the camera in Brazil


Selection Process

In 2006, Dr. Mac Stewart, Vice Provost for the then Office of Minority Affairs, created the World Service Program to provide education abroad scholarship opportunities to underrepresented students. Today, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion continues that support in the form of ODI’s Education Abroad Scholarships, which offer the opportunity to acquire international experiences available to a diverse range of students.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Education Abroad Scholarships will grant awards between $500 and $1,500 to students who are traveling abroad during Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Autumn 2018. 

To be considered for a scholarship, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students must apply to an Ohio State University sponsored program (Including Higher Education in Brazil: Access, Equity, and Opportunity and Between France and Morocco: Diversity in the Francophone World) and be in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 2.0. Special consideration will be given to ODI Scholars and students who are going abroad for the first time.

Applications submitted that do not meet the stated criteria will not be considered.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the ODI Education Abroad Scholarship Committee. Scholarship funds will post to the awardee's statement of account with the Ohio State Office of the Bursar during the semester of the study abroad program.

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Application deadline is January 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.