The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Student Financial Aid, offers many donor-based scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria. To apply each year, submit the FAFSA and the Special Scholarships Application 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.
Because of the demand and the specificity of the scholarship criteria, students are selected for only one scholarship.
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.
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.