The Ohio State University Land Grant Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to Ohio residents who are Pell-eligible and demonstrate academic merit. 176 Ohio students are awarded each year, with an attempt made to award two students from each county. The award amount is the full cost of attendance. Ohio residents who apply to the university by February 1 and file the FAFSA by February 1 will automatically be considered.
In recognition of outstanding academic achievements, Ohio State University offers several merit scholarships for incoming freshmen entering the university fall semester. For most awards, we consider academic achievement only, while for others financial need is also considered. International freshmen are not eligible for merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are competitive and are not guaranteed. These scholarships cannot be combined, except for the National Buckeye Scholarship. Award amounts and criteria are subject to change without notice.