Morrill Scholars Program

The Morrill Scholarship Program

The Morrill Scholarship Program (MSP) is Ohio State's premier diversity/merit scholarship program, rewarding academically talented students who are actively engaged in diversity-based leadership, service and social justice activities.

The Ohio State University is strongly committed to creating a diverse campus that is inclusive of all community members. The Morrill Scholarship Program (MSP) offers scholarships and educational enrichment opportunities to academically talented students who are actively engaged in diversity-based leadership, social justice and service.

One of Ohio State's premier scholarship programs, the Morrill Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to students admitted to the Columbus campus for the autumn semester following high school graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States. MSP seeks academically talented high school seniors who will:

  • contribute to campus diversity

  • actively engage as advocates and champions of diversity, inclusion, social justice and academic excellence on campus

MSP News

MSP grad honored with Minnesota Teacher of the Year award

Qorsho Hassan, a 2012 MSP graduate in sociology, said she was surprised when she became the first Somalia-American educator to earn the North Star State's highest teaching award. “I was super shocked. I actually thought I was being pranked,” said Hassan in an exclusive interview after besting 135 nominees. “It felt really surreal, there had been such anticipation leading up to the moment. I'm still in shock.”

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Voices for Change: Morrill Scholar Ose Arheghan

When student government didn't reflect the makeup of the student body at Ohio State, activist Ose Arheghan helped create a new organization to bring more Black voices to the table.

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Voices for Change: Morrill Scholar Roaya Higazi

See what the new student body president had to say about changes she's pushing for at Ohio State and how best students can be empowered to make meaningful change.

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