Special Scholarships

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Priority deadline is February 1, 2020.

Donor-based scholarships are provided through the generosity of donors committed to the mission of the Office of the Diversity and Inclusion. These distinct resources have specific awarding criteria including, but not limited, to financial aid need, Program (College) or Plan (major), class rank, leadership activities, community service, city, county or state of residence or origin, contribution to diversity and inclusion initiatives, high school and more.

List of scholarships

Consideration is given to undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or with permanent residency status. Amounts vary based on the scholarship.

Additional information may be required for consideration, including an interview.

To be considered:

  1. Complete and submit the FAFSA. (Although the FAFSA is not requred, some of the scholarships request that students demonstrate financial aid need. Therefore, completing the FAFSA is encouraged.)

  2. Complete and submit the Special Scholarships Application by the priority deadline, typically February 1.

Scholarship recipients will be notified via email from the Office of Student Financial Aid indicating there has been a change to your financial aid award. You are encouraged to review your Award Summary often found on Buckeye Link. Log in and click on “View Financial Aid” to find the Award Summary tab.

Questions? Contact:
Shannon Gonzales-Miller | gonzales-miller.1@osu.edu | (614) 292-8569

For more information, see our FAQ page.