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Unique Opportunities

We are fortunate to have generous donors dedicated to the education and future of students like you. In addition to the scholarships available from The College of Education and Human Ecology, we have a number of other unique scholarship opportunities. Take a look at the scholarship offers below that could make a difference in your college education.

Elizabeth Moffatt Williams Scholarship

The Elizabeth Moffatt Williams Scholarship Fund is an award for EHE students designed to help members of the military and their families receive a college education.

You qualify to apply for this award if you are:

  1. A disabled veteran;
  2. A student who has served or is currently serving in the U.S. military;
  3. A military or military veteran spouse; or
  4. A child of a military veteran.

Preference will be given to active military and military veterans. Applicants must meet one of the criteria listed above and also should have a demonstrated record of academic success along with financial need.

The application periods for the Elizabeth Moffatt Williams Scholarship Fund are as follows:

  • September 1-December 1, 2016 - scholarship awarded for spring semester 2017;
  • January 1-March 1, 2017 - scholarship awarded for summer semester or autumn semester 2017; and
  • May 1-August 1, 2017 - scholarship awarded for autumn semester 2017.

To apply for this scholarship, have your personal information and the following materials/information available:

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage);
  • Your current cumulative Ohio State GPA;
  • Ohio State email address;
  • Current student status (e.g., sophomore, grad student, etc.);
  • Current EHE academic major;
  • Information about your career ambitions (essay);
  • Information about your military service (if you are a veteran or currently enlisted member) and/or your extracurricular, work, or internship experiences (essay); and
  • Personal statement which discusses your work ethic, obstacles you have overcome, financial need, etc. (essay).

The Big Dish Scholarship

Not yet updated for 2017 Please Check Back Later

The Big Dish Scholarship recognizes and awards Hospitality Management Students with great leadership potential. This scholarship fund has been established by our Hospitality Management Advisory Board and funded by generous donations from various industry partners that support our students and the Big Dish event.

Big Dish Scholarships can range from $1500-$5000.

The Big Dish Scholarship is designated for Hospitality Management students who are active in the Hospitality Management Association, have earned a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate leadership.

This application will close on February 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Completed applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. When scholarship winners are determined notification letters will be sent to the OSU email address you provide in this application around March 15, 2016. Awards will be distributed to student accounts starting April 1, 2016.

Before beginning this application please make sure you have the following items available. Survey responses will be saved automatically and you can continue to work on your application but only on the same computer which you started it on and only using the same Internet program (e.g., Explorer, Firefox). You may only complete the application 1 time and you cannot review or change previous answers so please make sure the information you provide is accurate.

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage)
  • Your OSU email address
  • Your current cumulative Ohio State GPA
  • Current student status (e.g., sophomore, grad student)
  • Information on your involvement with the OSU Hospitality Management Association
  • The application will require a brief essay that illustrates your leadership skills. Please use examples of prior situations. Additionally, please explain any experiences/actions that are growing your leadership style and skill set
  • Contact information and a letter of recommendation from an individual who you have worked with in a hospitality related position
  • Contact information and recommendation letter addressing the following:
    • Your creative ability
    • Your leadership potential and skills in the field of hospitality management (please title the document LastnameIndustry2 e.g., SmithIndustry2).
  • You can submit a faculty recommendation letter in addition to this second reference letter (please title the document LastnameFaculty e.g., SmithFaculty)

Letters must be electronically uploaded at the end of the application

The Cameron Mitchell Scholarship

Not yet updated for 2017 Please Check Back Later

The Cameron Mitchell Scholarship is for hospitality management students who are active in the Hospitality Management Association, have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA, are currently employed or interning at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and hope to pursue a career in the restaurant industry.

Up to $2,500 award will be available to qualified applicants.

The application will close on February 22, 2016. A scholarship winner will be determined by mid to late March and notification letters will be sent to the Ohio State email address provided in your application.

To apply for the Cameron Mitchell Scholarship, have your personal information and the following materials/information available:

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage);
  • Current student status (e.g., sophomore, grad student);
  • Your current cumulative Ohio State GPA,
  • Ohio State email address,
  • Semester(s) you are working or interning at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants;
  • Information on your experiences and/or interest in the field of hospitality management;
  • Information on your career interests and how an internship with Cameron Mitchell would tie into your career ambitions and professional goals;
  • The names, titles, and contact information (e.g., email and phone number) for 3 references;
    • Two references should be people who you have worked with in a hospitality related position.
    • One reference should be a faculty or staff member who is familiar with your academic work.
  • A recommendation letter addressing the following:
    • How you will fit in with Cameron Mitchell culture of "great people delivering genuine hospitality" and "to be better today than we were yesterday and better tomorrow than we are today"
    • Your leadership aptitude and potential
    • Your attitude towards education and the field of hospitality management

Letters must be electronically uploaded at the end of the application

The Schoenbaum Internship Program

The Schoenbaum Internship Program provides undergraduate students in the College of Education and Human Ecology an award of $2,500+ per semester (depending on number of hours worked) while interning at The Schoenbaum Family Center and continuing progress towards a degree.

Selected interns can work up to 20 hours per week as an assistant teacher, educating children from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds in The Schoenbaum Family Center classrooms. Hours are between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., in at least three-hour shifts.

Students available for 20 hours are given priority. However, if approved by the laboratory school director, students may work fewer hours and those hours may be flexible depending on your academic schedule. Internships are offered during autumn, spring, and summer semesters.

If you are selected as an interns, you will work with young children in infant/toddler classrooms (ages 6 weeks to 3 years) and preschool classrooms (ages 3, 4 and 5). You’ll also assist full-time teachers in providing excellent education and care in the Weinland Park neighborhood. You will have the opportunity to expand your skills with young children, in classroom management, guidance and discipline, family relationships, curriculum development and implementation.

Special considerations are given to students who graduated from Columbus City Schools and/or transfered from Columbus State Community College.

Awardees will be selected by the director of the Schoenbaum Family Center in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The application timeline for the Schoenbaum Internship Program is on-going. Completed applications will be reviewed by Schoenbaum Family Center staff and interview invitations will be extended to qualified applicants.

Before beginning the application, please have the following materials/information available:

  • Ohio State username and ID# (ID number is 8-9 digits and can be found on your Buck ID or on the top of your Buckeyelink homepage);
  • Your current student status (e.g., sophomore, grad student, etc.);
  • Your current cumulative Ohio State GPA;
  • OSU email address;
  • Semesters you are available to participate in the internship program;
  • Current or intended academic major;
  • Information on your experiences and/or commitment to working with young children and families and how working at the Schoenbaum Family Center will enhance your education and career trajectory; and
  • Two letters of reference must be received to have your application considered. References should be from individuals who have worked with you in an educational or professional capacity. Upload your letters of reference during the application or email them to Anneliese Johnson (johnson.2745@osu.edu).