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

Morrill Scholarship Program Empowers Ohio State Students

With roots in Black students' activism, one of Ohio State's most prestigious merit-based scholarships goes beyond academics to empower students to advocate for social justice.

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MSP Scholar article: Pandemic Drives Business Support for Paid Leave, Study Finds

Morrill Scholar Akayla Gardner writes that a new study has found strong support from U.S businesses for a national paid leave policy after months of navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing recession.

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MSP Scholar Del Risco teams to create Student COVID Alliance

Morrill Scholar Gaby Del Risco had just moved into her dorm when she learned she had tested positive for COVID-19. Lonely and bored, Del Risco said it was the small things that would arrive at her door that kept her spirits up while she was in quarantine.

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