Engineering students here at Ohio State have access to a multitude of financial aid resources. Our engineering scholarship programs are designed to be integrated into a student’s total financial aid package.
We have two distinct goals that we want to accomplish with our engineering scholarship programs: recruitment and retention. In the College of Engineering we allot only about 20-25% of our scholarship budget to recruit new freshmen. The remaining 75-80% is focused on retention and awarded to enrolled students based on their academic performance at Ohio State. For the 2011-2012 academic year, the College of Engineering and the individual engineering departments combined awarded about 1,400 engineering scholarships worth approximately $2.4 million to our undergraduate students.
Please note: The engineering scholarship programs listed in this section are used only to recruit new freshmen.
The College of Engineering has over 150 accounts earmarked for financial support of enrolled engineering students based on their academic performance here at Ohio State. If you are not offered one of our recruiting scholarships for your freshman year, you remain eligible for funding in future years based on your academic performance. At Ohio State's College of Engineering, your opportunities for funding actually increase as you progress through our curriculum.
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|February 1||Ohio State Freshman Application Deadline|
|February 15||FAFSA Deadline|
|February 15||College of Engineering Scholarship Application deadline for freshmen seeking to gain admission to the university for 2013-2014. An email confirming receipt of the scholarship application will be sent to the student.|
Ohio State Financial Aid will notify students by email regarding their aid packages for 2013-2014. This notification will list all sources of aid, including any scholarships awarded by the College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering and its individual departments will also mail letters to those students who have received an award as a result of their College of Engineering Scholarship Application.
|May 1||Acceptance Fee Payment Deadline|
Please read the following section before completing your scholarship application
All new freshmen students who wish to apply for College of Engineering scholarships (including Women, Minority, and Departmental) must complete this on-line application.
Please read the following helpful hints before completing your application for scholarships.
Be prepared to enter your OSU ID, e-mail, and proposed major. It is critical that you enter your OSU ID number correctly as this identifier will be used to match your application with your academic record. You will also be asked for a listing of high school activities and work experience, as well as a personal statement.
Prepare your Personal Statement before starting the application. You will have the opportunity to cut and paste the information into the application. Please note that the Personal Statement is expected to be 1 to 1.5 pages in length. Remember, the quality of the personal statement is a significant factor in determining scholarship recipients. They should be well organized, concise, and provide the scholarship committee with relevant information about the student that is not already included on the application form or that needs further explanation. Examples of appropriate content include: high school courses, college coursework, summer camps, design projects, hands-on activities, employment or job shadowing, math or science-based student organizations and any other engineering-related experiences.
Make sure you certify the application at the end of the process. It is critical that you complete this section.
Be sure to activate your OSU e-mail account as this account will be used to communicate with each student.