University Administered Scholarships 
A multitude of scholarships administered by Ohio State are available. Students may apply for scholarships which are based on academic performance, financial need, minority, special-eligibility, and more. Information and applications are available online for undergraduate scholarship opportunities and for graduate funding opportunities. For additional information or to make an appointment with one of the university’s financial aid counselors, call (614) 292-0300, or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

College of Nursing Scholarships 
Thanks in large part to generous private donors, the College of Nursing has a number of scholarships available to our currently enrolled students. Some of these are need-based and require completion of the Free Application for Student Aid (FASFA) by the priority deadline. Continuing students are invited to submit the scholarship application to be considered for need-based and/or merit-based scholarships. These funds are limited and preference is given to full-time students who are continuously enrolled. 


2018-2019 College of Nursing Scholarships

The 2018-2019 scholarship application is now closed. The 2019-2020 application timeline will be posted Spring Semester.

Most scholarship award decisions will be made by the end of June, and applicants will receive notification at this time via their Ohio State email account. Awards are distributed evenly – half in Autumn semester and half in Spring semester. Students can check their university financial aid account to determine loans and scholarship amounts. Students admitted after the application deadline will not be eligible to apply until the next application cycle.

Scholarship recipients are required to write a letter of thanks for their award and expected to attend, schedule permitting, the fall scholarship banquet where many scholarship recipients have the opportunity to meet and thank scholarship donors in person. Students must agree to these terms upon submission of their application. Scholarship awardees will receive further instructions regarding these items once decisions are announced. Failure to adhere to these expectations may result in the loss of their scholarship award and may impact future award decisions.

Graduate entry students: Please note that the Helene Fuld Endowed Scholarships is now awarded as part of the college’s annual scholarship application and award process. To be eligible for these and other funds, please fill out the above referenced common application.

Extended Response Questions

Within the scholarship application, students will be required to respond to three prompts. They have been provided below to aid in preparation. Please adhere to the stated character limits as responses exceeding these limits will be cut off.

Have you participated in any internships, practicums or service activities related to your major? If so, please briefly describe them below. 1000-character limit. How are you paying for your education and what forms of financial assistance are you currently receiving? (e.g. student loans, work, graduate assistant tuition waiver, employee tuition discount, stipends, etc.) 1000-character limit. Please provide a brief personal statement. Consider your personal and professional goals, work experience, obstacles you have overcome, or any other information that would be useful to the Scholarship Committee in making its decision. 1500-character limit.



Please check out the student scholarship FAQ. Please contact Dr. Cindy Anderson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation at For information on scholarships from organizations outside of Ohio State, please pay attention to The Beat, our student newsletter.

If you are an organization looking to spread the word about your scholarship to our students, please email us at to be included in our student newsletter.