Donor-based scholarships


To be considered for the following scholarships, file the FAFSA and the Special Scholarship Application by the priority date of February 1. In addition, the university offers hundreds of other special-eligibility scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria.

The Ruth C. Bailey Endowed Award Fund for Naturalized American Students
Used to further the mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by providing up to three annual scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need who are foreign born, naturalized American citizens with preference given to students who wish to study Italian culture

The Donny R., G. Jeanne and Todd L. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Supports scholarships that are awarded in furtherance of the diversity mission with particular attention to, but not limited to, minority students from low-income neighborhoods who are graduates of Columbus City Schools, who have displayed leadership and integrity and are active in community service with first priority will be given to students who have been accepted to Ohio State who have participated in Urban Concern/Harambee School of Columbus or the Upward Bound program

Bell National Resource Center's Research & Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
Offers financial assistance to African American male students who participate in research and study abroad activities offered at Ohio State and beyond

Theresa Lucille Brown Adams Scholarship
Provides scholarships to undergraduate African American students who are residents of Columbus, OH enrolled on the Columbus campus

Bucking the Trend Scholarship
Provides merit and need-based scholarships for in-state undergraduate students from Franklin county (and/or surrounding counties). Students must be enrolled full time, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, demonstrate financial aid need and be involved with the Todd Bell Resource Center

Columbus Chapter of Links Scholarship|
Provides scholarships for African-American undergraduates from a Franklin county area high school who demonstrate financial aid need and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average        

Corporate Connections Scholarship
Provides support with a preference for undergraduate African American males with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, who have been involved in community service, student organizations, or has international experience and demonstrates financial aid need

El Coqui Puerto Rican Heritage Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in business/engineering who demonstrate financial need. It is the Donors’ desire that scholarships be awarded with particular attention to but not limited to students of Puerto Rican Heritage

Frank W. Hale, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Provides scholarships for Native American, Hispanic American and African American freshmen with a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0, who have displayed leadership and integrity, are graduating from a Franklin County area high school and were considered for, or awarded the Morrill Scholars Scholarship

Kevin R. Keller Endowed Scholarship
Provides scholarship support to an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need with particular attention to, but not limited to, students who identify as a member of the LGBTQ community, with preference given to candidates from an Ohio community with a population of 30,000 or less

Robert E. Kibbey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for African-Americans on all campuses based on merit and need

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Provides scholarships with a preference for African American undergraduates with a junior or senior rank and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

The Longaberger Diversity Scholarship Fund
Supports need or merit-based scholarships to students enrolled in the ACCESS Program or a comparable University program to assist students who will add to the intellectual and cultural diversity of the University. Preference is given to students pursuing business careers

Minority Scholarships, Recruitment Support and Academic Enrichment
Provides support for minority students

Pressing Toward the Mark Foundation Book Scholarship Fund
A merit and need-based book scholarship awarded to enrolled full-time students employed by The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center with a 2.8 cumulative GPA

John H. Rosemond, Sr. M.D. Scholarship Fund
Provides a scholarship for an African Americans male who is a freshman, a graduate of Columbus City Schools, with a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in a college preparatory curriculum. Preference is given to students with outstanding leadership potential demonstrating interest in aviation, medicine, science or the arts

Student Affairs Minority Scholarship Fund
Income provides need-based scholarships for minority students

Tilga Scholarship Fund to Benefit the Bell National Resource Center
Benefits the Bell National Resource Center

Lovell B. Tipton Endowed Fund for the Benefit of the Young Scholars Program
Income supports the Young Scholars Program honoring the spirit of Lt. Colonel Tipton's community involvement as it relates to youth, including funding scholarships and/or an annual activity or event named in his memory