The Ohio State University Eminence Fellows Program and Scholarship is one of Ohio State's premier merit awards. The award amount is the full cost of attendance at Ohio State for four years, plus a $3,000 enrichment grant accessible after the first year of successful study. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. All applicants must apply to the Ohio State University Honors Program. Finalists are selected based on the strength of their Common Application, a separate Eminence essay and a video introduction. Selections are based on outstanding academic potential, demonstrated commitment to service, and character. All majors are encouraged to apply.
Ohio State makes every effort to make a world-class education both accessible and affordable. By taking an innovative approach, the university has created more pathways to college for more students, providing more opportunities critical for student success. Ohio State was recently ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as first in the nation among flagship universities for efforts to control in-state tuition costs over the last decade.