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Engineering students who are new freshmen to Ohio State may be considered for competitive recruitment scholarships offered through the College of Engineering and specific departments. Details and requirements are listed below for some of the more specialty awarded engineering and departmental scholarships:
NOTE: All applicants must complete both the Common Application AND the Ohio State Special Eligibility Scholarship Application.
It is also recommended that all students applying for financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Engineering Specialty Recruitment Awards
Engineering Dean’s Scholarship – The number of awards will vary annually with this scholarship. Amount of scholarship is maximum $1,000. Merit and Need are used in consideration of these awards.
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Award – Participants on any FIRST team are reviewed for this award. Recipients are chosen through a review of the information submitted on the OSU Special Eligibility Scholarship Application, academic merit and completed essay. (up to 20 awards at $1,000).
Honda - Ohio State Partnership Scholarship – Honda - Ohio State STEM award recipients, top 10% of their high school class and ACT composite score of at least 26, or SAT score of 1180 and above; 20-30 awards at $3,000, renewable for a maximum of 8 semesters with a minimum CPHR of 3.20. Please note: New freshmen to Ohio State must be admitted as either a Pre-Engineer, Business or Arts and Sciences major for consideration. The OSU Special Eligibility Scholarship Application and FAFSA must be on file.
Engineering Departmental Recruitment Awards
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – Excellent academics; number of awards and amounts will vary annually.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department – Students with excellent academics are considered. The number of awards varies and each ranges from $300 - $2,000.
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department – Multiple awards ranging from $300-$4,800 ($1,200 per year, renewable for maximum of 8 semesters for top performers) are available. Three have specific requirements:
- Alan Clay Bondurant Fund – preference to Study Abroad participants
- George E. and Betty L. Merva Fund – first preference to Guernsey County students, second to Southeastern Ohio students
- Alice Lucile Russel Fund – preference to students from Belmont or Champaign Counties
Contact the FABE department for application procedures (email@example.com).
Materials Science and Engineering Department – All new freshmen with outstanding academics and ACT or SAT scores, and who declare MSE as their intended major by February 1 will be considered for a department scholarship. One account is reserved for graduates of Grove City High School and Central Crossing High School.
Mechanical Engineering Department – Excellent academics; number of awards and amounts will vary annually.
Welding Engineering Department – All new freshmen with outstanding academics and ACT or SAT scores, and who declare WE as their intended major by February 1 will be considered for a department scholarship.