Undergrad scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

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Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: February 15, 2017

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FAQ

What is the process for funding decisions?

A committee of faculty from across the college reviews the applications, convenes to discuss the merits of different cases, and makes final award decisions. A variety of factors are considered to identify the most deserving students, and the eligibility criteria can vary depending on the intent of a given scholarship or fellowship.

All applications are carefully reviewed, although not all applications are funded. The process is very competitive, so take the time to thoughtfully prepare your application materials. You are encouraged to apply again even if you are not funded in a given year as in the future you will have more experiences to report and improved skills to better present your case.

If you receive funding, an award letter will be sent to you via your electronic ONID account. You will need to sign, scan, and return the letter in order to receive any money. Failure to return the signed letter by the deadline stipulated can result in you forfeiting the money that will be re-distributed to other applicants. Therefore, it is essential that you monitor your ONID account and respond in a timely fashion. Students who do not receive funding will be notified via an email message.

When will I be notified?

Letters of notification are sent no later than the start of spring term of the year the applications are due.

How will I receive the funds?

Funds will be deposited directly into your OSU student account. The money will be applied to any outstanding debt in those cases where students owe money to OSU. In rare cases such as with travel grants, students may be reimbursed for funds.

Your scholarship will be awarded in three segments, one-third each term for Fall, Winter, and Spring. You must be enrolled in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and registered for a minimum of 12 credits per term to continue receiving the scholarship. If you change your major and/or option during the academic year, it may jeopardize your eligibility for an award. Exceptions to this agreement must be requested in writing and submitted to the Executive Assistant, Dean’s Office. 

What expectations are associated with an award?

You must provide a donor thank you note to the Dean’s Office before your award is disbursed. Complete information will be provided in your award letter.

What are the application deadlines?

  • November 15 application site opens
  • February 15 application site closes