Scholarships

Eligibility, Awarding Timeline, and Student Responsibilities

Applying for a scholarship from The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) is easy. You only need to fill out one complete application to be considered for most EHE scholarships for which you are qualified.

It doesn't matter if you're an undergraduate or graduate student, all EHE students are eligible to apply. If you are a future student, you should apply if you anticipate being accepted, registered or enrolled for 2016 autumn semester or 2017 spring semester.

If you're interested in the EHE scholarships program you should carefully read, and follow, all eligibility requirements and other important scholarship information.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. One application is sufficient to be considered for most scholarships offered by EHE. Some scholarships may be awarded by special selection committees and require separate applications.
  2. All EHE students at the Columbus or a regional campus are eligible to apply. Future students should apply too if you anticipate being accepted, registered or enrolled at The Ohio State University.
  3. You must submit an EHE scholarship application by specified deadlines to be considered for any college, school or program award/scholarship. 2016-17 EHE Scholarship application deadlines are:
    • Jan. 17, 2016 - Deadline for graduate and undergraduate students and future graduate students at main and regional campuses.
    • Feb. 15, 2016 - Deadline for future undergraduate students at main and regional campuses.
    • April 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. for priority awarding for incoming undergraduate transfer students and May 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. is the final deadline for any possible consideration.
  4. Scholarships are generally awarded to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. But EHE Scholarships also uses student essays and financial need to determine recipients.
  5. Eligibility to receive a scholarship may be affected by an applicant's major program, residency, degree sought, financial need or other requirements of a particular scholarship fund.
  6. Most scholarships are available to students enrolled full time, and at least part time. Aid awarded to part-time students is generally less than what is awarded to full-time students.

Other Important Scholarship Information

  1. Submitting an EHE Scholarship application does not mean you have applied for federal aid or any other university awards. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information about how to apply for these funding sources.
  2. All students are encouraged to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form, if eligible. Even if you don't plan on using student loans, filing a FASFA form allows us to better understand your financial situation and may help in obtaining scholarship funds.
  3. Scholarship donors and college representatives may clarify how scholarship recipients are selected. Several department selection committees and academic program coordinators will participate in awarding scholarships. Regardless of the selection process, all scholarships are awarded under the authority of the dean.
  4. Scholarships normally range from $500-$5,000. A majority of the awards are about $1,000-$1,500.
  5. Recipients' scholarship awards are disbursed as credit to their university fee statement; the awards are normally evenly distributed over autumn and spring semesters.

Scholarship Timeline

  1. You may begin applying for EHE scholarships during autumn semester for the following academic year (i.e. you apply in September 2016 with the hopes of receiving a scholarship beginning autumn semester 2017).
  2. Scholarship winners are notified via their OSU email address during spring or summer semester. Future students are notified via the email address included in their application.

Student Responsibilities

  1. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you are required to complete an acceptance checklist to receive the funds. This includes:
    1. Formally accepting the award by a specified deadline.
    2. Completing the acceptance process by:
      1. writing a thank you letter to the donor or donor contact affiliated with the scholarship fund;
      2. filling out a student profile information sheet;
      3. submitting a photograph of yourself; and
      4. attending a scholarship event honoring you and relevant donors, if required.
  2. Receiving your award is contingent on completing the acceptance process on time. Otherwise, your scholarship may be awarded to other students.