OSU is committed to recruiting and retaining motivated, diverse, and driven students, and one of the ways we do so is with our scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can come from several sources. Incoming and transfer students can be eligible for university scholarships, continuing students may qualify for scholarships that are administered by their individual college or department within the university, and many private organizations also offer scholarship opportunities. Most university awards are based on a combination of academic merit and financial need.
Some things to remember when submitting scholarship applications:
- Have additionally requested materials sent prior to the deadline.
- Send your test scores early.
- Stay on top of deadlines! Missing them means missing out!
- Tell your story. Grades and test scores are important, but your voice and life story is what sets you apart. Make sure you present a strong message about who you are, what you have accomplished and what your goals are.
- Proofread your application. Read through your application for errors as well as written quality. Have someone else look over your application to catch errors or make suggestions on the message you are trying to convey if needed.
- Follow Up! Follow through to make sure all your information is received for your scholarship application.