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Freshman Scholarship Information
2017-2018 Freshman Scholarship Opportunities for In-State Students (tuition scholarships)
2017-2018 Freshman Scholarship Opportunities for Out-of-State Students (tuition scholarships)
Guide to Scholarships (general scholarships and college/department scholarships)
Applying for Scholarships:
- All incoming freshman students who are admitted are automatically considered for scholarships.
- Scholarship selection criteria vary, but can include academic performance, standardized test scores, class rank, and a student’s essay responses on the application for admission. Academic criteria are based on the cumulative unweighted GPA (4.0 scale). These criteria are intended to provide parameters from which scholarship committees make award selections.
November 1, 2016 - Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline for students entering OSU in Fall 2017. Make sure you've submitted every part of the admissions application and submitted the 2017-2018 FAFSA with OSU's school code of 003170. Meeting this deadline assures you have taken the best steps towards all the financial aid and scholarship resources OSU has to offer. Getting things done by November 1 means you are at the front of the line.
Feb 1, 2017 - Priority Scholarship Deadline To be considered for all scholarships at OSU you must apply for admission prior to February 1. Applications received after this date may not be considered for all scholarship programs and will be considered only if funds remain available. If you will be a new freshman in Fall 2017 and you've already applied for admission, make sure you have sent a new transcript from your high school showing your Fall 2016 grades. Also be sure you've responded to any emails or phone calls from your admissions counselor or the financial aid office.
July 1, 2017 - Absolute Scholarship deadline for students entering OSU in Fall 2017. Once this date has passed OSU will no longer make scholarship offers to entering students; all information must have been postmarked by July 1.
Friday before the spring semester begins at OSU - absolute scholarship deadline for students entering OSU in the spring. Once this date has passed OSU will no longer make scholarship offers to entering students; all information must have been postmarked prior to the Friday before the spring semester begins at OSU.