Deadlines at a glance

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusions recognizes and supports the academic achievement of students who, through their varied cultural experiences, contribute to the inclusive excellence of the university.

Morrill Scholars Program
Early Action Deadline: November 1, 2018

For questions, please contact Donya Gilmore at

This scholarship is awarded to new freshman who show a commitment to both academics and diversity by excelling in the classroom and making a positive impact in their communities. Morrill Scholars are selected because they have shown their advocacy for equity and access by contributing to those around them. For more information, see the Morrill Scholars Program webpage.

O-H-I-O Education Abroad
November 1, 2018

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 populations to participate in Ohio State education abroad opportunities. In this competition and in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), scholarships will be awarded to students who are part of the ODI Young Scholars Program.

For more information, click here.

ODI Education Abroad
January 15, 2019

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, as part of its mission to facilitate international learning opportunities for Ohio State undergraduate students, will provide financial support for Education Abroad student recipients. For more information, click here.

Special Scholarships
Priority deadline is February 1, 2019

Through the generosity of many donors, ODI is able to offer scholarships to students who enhance the diversity of The Ohio State University. To be considered, complete and submit the Special Scholarships Application.

To learn about ODI’s Special Scholarships, please click here.

Young Scholars Program
Deadline: February 9, 2019

The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion Young Scholars Program is a comprehensive pre-collegiate and collegiate program designed to enhance the academic, personal, and career development of its Scholars. Founded in 1988, YSP annually identifies and serves hundreds of academically talented first generation college students from economically challenged backgrounds from nine of the largest urban school districts in Ohio: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo and Youngstown.

For more information, please see the YSP home page.

Cargill Global Scholars Program
Deadline: Please see the Cargill website

Current freshman and sophomore undergraduate students enrolled at Ohio State University who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential are encouraged to apply. To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program, please visit:

The Ohio State University Office of Student Financial Aid
For more scholarship information, please visit Ohio State's Office of Student Financial Aid. 

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