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External Scholarship Opportunities

Several scholarship opportunities exist outside of the College of Education and Human Ecology. While we, nor The Ohio State University, are not responsible for their administration, application process or awarding of funds, it is important for you to know about other avenues for scholarships relevant to your major.

If you  apply for any scholarship outside of the college or Ohio State, it is your responsibility to work with the scholarship organization to know the application procedures, award amounts and award process.

Additionally, applying for external scholarships may have risks and you inherit those risks associated with the application process. Ohio State and the College of Education and Human Ecology are not liable for any issues, concerns or disputes that occur.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation provides dietetic scholarships and research grants to students and Academy members, respectively. Students are the future of the field and the Foundation recognizes the importance of giving students a solid foundation to develop their dietetic careers and provide access to education.
https://www.eatrightpro.org/leadership/honors-and-awards/grants-and-scholarships

Adele Weight Loss

Psychological and physiological consequences of obesity – Financial need and merit.
http://adeleweightloss.com/scholarship-competition/

AffordableColleges.com

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Women – Various types of scholarships are offered specifically for women.
https://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-women/

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

Offers five self-nominated academic scholarships, available to incoming freshman through graduate-level hospitality management majors.
https://www.ahlef.org/Scholarships/Academic_Scholarships/

AwardBird

Each year, AwardBird offers a scholarship of $500 to one selected winner. The money will be directed toward educational costs.
https://awardbird.com/scholarship

Best College Reviews

Inspired to Greatness Scholarship – Each fall, a $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student submitting a video in which they describe the teacher who’s inspired them the most or had the biggest impact on their lives.
https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/inspired-greatness-scholarship/

BestMattressReviews.com

BestMattressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship – A scholarship created to both help further that cause promote sleep awareness and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education.
https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/

Bright Horizons

Bright Futures Scholarship – Supports the field of early childhood education by offering financial assistance for future teachers.
https://www.brighthorizons.com/brightfutures

Direct Loans Lenders

DirectLoansLenders.Com offers $500 in one single payment to the winner of the scholarship. The money is meant to be used for covering education-related costs. The award will be offered as a check, with the winner’s name and the school’s name on it. The school will countersign the check. The money in the prize shall be deposited in the winner’s tuition account.
https://directloanslenders.com/scholarship/

Don't Pay Full

The Don't Pay Full Student Scholarship invests in students who need financial help. Sponsored exclusively by DontPayFull.com, a $500 non-renewable scholarship to one eligible student across each institution type (high school, college or university) in the United States.
https://www.dontpayfull.com/page/scholarships

Federal Student Aid

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant – Differs from other federal student grants because it requires you to take certain kinds of classes in order to get the grant, and then do a certain kind of job to keep the grant from turning into a loan.
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach

Foundation for Financial Service Professionals

Paul S. Mills Scholarship – Offers scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate education in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences and related fields of business.
http://www.financialpro.org/foundation/Awards/psm.htm

MattressHelp.org offers a $1,000 Sleep Health Scholarship to spread awareness about sleep as a public health issue and help students cut down the rising costs of higher education. Scholarship applications close on Sept 25 every year.
https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/

Nancy Larson Foundation

The Nancy Larson Foundation sponsors scholarships for college students studying to become elementary school teachers.
http://www.thenancylarsonfoundation.org/scholarships/scholarship-application/

Ohio School Counselor Association

OSCA supports the future of the school counseling profession in Ohio and has committed to help quality school counseling graduate students fulfill their educational goals by offering two (2) $1,000 OSCA Graduate Student Scholarships each year. Deadline for all grants, awards and graduate scholarships is April 30.
http://www.ohioschoolcounselor.org/page-536895#Grad_Schol

Ohio Department of Higher Education

State Grants & Scholarships
Many types of grants and scholarships are available and awarded based on a number of factors including: areas of study (such as teaching, science, engineering, technology, math and medicine), academic merit, financial need, military status, and more.
https://www.ohiohighered.org/sgs

  • Choose Ohio First
    Choose Ohio First awards competitive scholarship funding to Ohio’s colleges and universities to support undergraduate and qualifying graduate students in innovative academic programs.
    https://www.ohiohighered.org/cof

  • Ohio College Opportunity Grant
    The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that should be completed) who are enrolled at Ohio public colleges or universities, Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private, for-profit institutions.
    https://www.ohiohighered.org/ocog

Ohio Space Grant Consortium

Scholarship opportunities to full-time undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in the College of Education at an OSGC participating college or university listed on the site. To be considered for a scholarship, students must be citizens of the United States pursuing certification and licensure in a science- or mathematics-related teaching discipline at one of the following certification grade levels listed on the site. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
http://www.osgc.org/scholarship.html#education

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

The OAR scholarship program provides $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. We are pleased to invite applications from persons with an autism diagnosis (DSM-IV or later criteria) pursuing full-time, post-secondary, undergraduate education or vocational-technical training. Application deadline is May 7, 2018.
https://researchautism.org/how-we-help/scholarships/

Pro Stock Hockey

Pro Stock Hockey offers a $1,000 scholarship to undergraduates or graduates attending an accredited college or university and play for the school’s hockey team. The deadline is August 1, 2018. Winners announced August 15.
https://www.prostockhockey.com/scholarship/

ResumeGo.net

ResumeGo has launched the ResumeGo Scholarship Program with the goal of awarding scholarships to qualified high school seniors and college students in the communities where the members of our management team grew up.
https://www.resumego.net/scholarship/

Reviews.com

Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce these growing costs and scholarship search platforms exist to help students find the most relevant ones. Reviews.com created a guide to review the best scholarship search platforms and instruct students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.
https://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/

RevPart

RevPart is proud to supports the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students by providing a scholarship of $1,000 to a student demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study.
https://revpart.com/scholarship/

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity – Ohio Gamma Chapter

Balanced Man Scholarship – Scholarships to incoming freshmen male students who embody the principles of the Balanced Man. Sigma Phi Epsilon aims to recognize and reward men who strive to achieve balance and all-around excellence.
http://www.ohiostatesigep.com/bms./

Softline Brand Partners

Softline Brand Partners is committed to helping the next generation of manufacturers and brand leaders by offering our Manufacturing Scholarship. It is open to all current and future college, tech school, and adult students pursuing a career in some form of manufacturing, design or related industry. Fashion/Design, Engineering, Supply Chain, Business and other manufacturing related majors are eligible to apply.
https://softlinebrandpartners.com/manufacturing-scholarship/

Stark Community Foundation

Stark Community Foundation is one of Stark County, Ohio’s major sources of college scholarship support. Starting in January, students can apply for 2018-2019 Academic Year scholarships through Stark Community Foundation’s Application Portal. The application deadline is April 1.
https://starkcf.academicworks.com/

Teacher.org

Teaching Scholarships & Grants – There are many scholarships and grants available for educators and those thinking of becoming educators. Numerous scholarships offered in the United States are listed on the website.
https://www.teacher.org/scholarships-grants/

TourismCares

TourismCares offers up to 29 merit-based academic scholarship totaling $62,000 supporting undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in travel, tourism and hospitality programs. Deadline is April 1 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
http://www.tourismcares.org/academic-scholarships/

ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter offers a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our quarterly scholarship promotion.
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship