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Current Engineering Student Scholarships

All currently enrolled students who wish to apply for College of Engineering and engineering departmental scholarships must complete the Special Scholarships Application. There is no longer a separate scholarship application for the College of Engineering.

  1. FAFSA - Priority Deadline: February 1, 2019
  2. Special Scholarships Application - Deadline: February 1, 2019

Please read before completing your scholarship application.

Helpful Hints

You will need to answer a wide variety of questions which may not seem relevant to you, but keep in mind that the application is designed to match students with as many scholarship opportunities as possible.

Prepare a Personal Statement before starting the application. You will have the opportunity to cut and paste the information into the application (MS Word is preferred). Please note that the Personal Statement is expected to be no longer than 300 words. The essays 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 might need further explanation.

Please make sure that you certify the application at the end of the process. It is critical that you complete this section. IF IT IS NOT COMPLETED, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE EVALUATED. Upon successful certification and submission of the application, you will receive an email confirmation.

Scholarship Information for Undergraduate Students 

Academic-based Scholarships Only

All College of Engineering and departmental scholarships can be applied for by filing the Ohio State Special Scholarships Application. To maximize your potential results from this application simply enter the required information and required Personal Statement by the February 1, 2019 deadline. You will receive confirmation once your application is submitted. Your information will be matched to eligibility criteria for all scholarship accounts. The Engineering Scholarship Committee will make selections and notify recipients.

You should use the Personal Statement to tell us about your specific interests, experiences and goals as they relate to your current engineering studies and future engineering career. For example, your interests could be as general as manufacturing or consulting. An ECE major might be interested in power distribution or circuits. If there is a specific company that you are interested in, be sure to mention that. Discussion of classes and internship/co-op experience is also appropriate. While most of the statement should focus on engineering, it is also appropriate to discuss your financial situation. And if you answered yes to any of the application questions, please include a paragraph, plan to provide details in your Personal Statement.

Engineering accounts may have additional criteria such as financial need, campus leadership, service activities or county of residence – but academics is the primary focus.

International students are eligible to apply for non-need based engineering scholarships (both departmental and college), as most of our funds are available to all engineering majors and pre-majors regardless of nationality.

Please note: scholarships for international students are usually small and range from around $500 to $1,500 per year.

Merit and Need-based Aid

To be considered for College of Engineering merit and need-based scholarships, you must file both the Ohio State Special Scholarships Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the federal processors by February 1. Ohio State’s Office of Student Financial Aid is recommending that all students file the FAFSA online.

Study Abroad Scholarships

The College of Engineering has scholarship funds earmarked for students who participate in study abroad or international service-learning programs. Students who are participating in engineering-sponsored programs (e.g. Honduras, Ghana, Haiti Solar, India and South Africa) do not need to apply for funding. Those students will automatically be screened for possible scholarship support. Due to budget constraints these scholarships are limited to students with demonstrated financial need and range from $500 to $1,500. 

Online Resources

The Office of Student Financial Aid homepage:
File the FAFSA on the web:
Ohio State Application for Special Scholarships:

For questions regarding engineering scholarships, please contact:

Marian Carter, Scholarship Program Manager
1-614-688-8074 |