Undergraduate Scholarships

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

 OSU ScholarDollars

Starting November 1 you will use OSU ScholarDollars to submit your scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year.

By submitting one application you will be considered for over 1,500 OSU scholarship opportunities.

Submit your OSU ScholarDollars application between November 1, 2020 and March 8, 2021 to maximize the number of scholarships for which you will be considered. Most OSU scholarships have a deadline on or after February 15, 2021, but specific deadlines may vary.


Undergraduate Emergency Grant Request

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences offers financial assistance to our undergraduate students in emergency situations. The college emergency grant is intended to help students during times of crisis where a clear need exists and hardship is impacting their learning.

   details and request form


 International Internship Scholarship

The CPHHS International Internship Scholarship is intended for undergraduate students in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences to help defray travel expenses such as air fare associated with an IE3 Global internship experience completed outside of the United States of America.

Awards are competitive and limited in number. The typical amount for a scholarship is $1,250

Eligibility criteria include the international internship having been approved by IE3 Global. Also, students will need to upload the draft internship cost sheet for their trip provided by IE3 Global as part of their application.

Applications for a given term are considered at the same time after the stated deadline. Students will be notified using an OSU email address whether or not their application was successful as soon as a decision is finalized.

Start term of your internship Scholarship application deadline prior to term
Summer March 15
Fall June 15
Winter October 15
Spring January 15

Go to CPHHS International Internship Scholarship to complete the application form.


Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Deadline: February 15


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CPHHS Scholarship FAQ

If you have any questions about the college’s undergraduate scholarships, please contact Niddy Lindsley. When you email Niddy, please remember to:

  • Include your OSU ID with your full name and your phone number.
  • Do not include personal information like Social Security numbers or FAFSA information.

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.

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 are offered a scholarship award, an award letter will be sent to you via your electronic ONID account. You will need to either accept or decline the scholarship offer by logging into your ScholarDollars account. Failure to accept the scholarship offer by the deadline may result in you forfeiting the award 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.

Continuing students, award letters are typically emailed during May of the year the applications are due.

Newly admitted students, award letters are typically emailed to you during April of the year the applications are due.

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.

Most of our scholarships require a scholarship recipient to be a full-time student (12 or more credits per term), and/or to be in a certain major in our college and/or to maintain a certain OSU Accumulative GPA. Some scholarships may also have other requirements. Scholarship award amounts are distributed in three (3) equal payments: one disbursement at the beginning of each term (fall, winter and spring) for which scholarship recipients meet the requirements.

Please note that the College of Public Health and Human Sciences is obligated to meet requirements set forth by donors for each of our scholarships. The college has administrative guidelines that govern scholarship disbursements and processes. A scholarship recipient can submit the petition to request a change in undergraduate scholarship status form to request changes in scholarship status when circumstances result in a change of major, graduation term, enrollment status, GPA, etc.

It is our expectation that you will write a thank you letter to the donors who support your scholarships by the end of spring term. You will be asked to write a donor thank you letter once you have accepted an award in ScholarDollars.

A letter of gratitude may be the key to continued support of extraordinary students like you and donors would appreciate knowing about you, the impact their generosity has on your education, as well as your future goals that are supported by the funding that you are receiving.

  • Letters are to be limited to one page.
  • Check spelling and grammar, which are important details when receiving an academic award.
  • Be genuine and sincere.
  • Write as if you were communicating directly with the donor.
  • Begin with a salutation (example: Dear Donor); there are often multiple donors to scholarships/fellowships.
  • Include the following information in whatever order seems best for you:
    • Describe experiences or life situations that led you to pursue a major in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences
    • Outline goals of what you hope to accomplish as a student, or plans after graduation – continued education or career aspirations
    • Explain what the scholarship award means for you and your experience at OSU
    • Briefly express your gratitude to the donor for the scholarship
    • Include your mailing and email addresses if you are comfortable sharing such details, to be used in those situations where the donor might like to communicate with you

While letters should be professional in manner, do not hesitate to show your enthusiasm and appreciation. If you have questions or need help composing a letter, consider visiting the Writing Center on campus.

  • November 1: application site opens
  • February 15: application deadline