​A scholarship is financial aid that does not have to be paid back. Scholarships have differing eligibility criteria and deadlines, so it is important that you read scholarship descriptions carefully.

Special scholarships

The university offers hundreds of special-eligibility scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria. To apply each year, file the FAFSA and the Special Scholarships Application by the priority date of February 1.

Departmental Scholarships

Many Ohio State college offices and departments offer scholarships or grants. Review departmental scholarships or consult your program for details.

To get the most from your scholarships, b​e sure to review our tips on managing your financial resources ​while in college.