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When awarding scholarships, we look at several areas of a student’s background including (but not limited to): scholastic standing in high school or college; leadership qualities; financial need; and sincere interest in the various disciplines.

 

In addition to the college and departmental level, scholarships are also offered at the university level. Students from all majors are considered for university scholarships which can be combined with college and departmental scholarship opportunities.


Prospective Freshmen and Transfer Students

Prospective freshmen and transfer students interested in majors within the Ferguson College of Agriculture are eligible to compete for all three levels of scholarships:

  • University-wide scholarships
  • Ferguson College of Agriculture scholarships
  • Departmental scholarships
  • How to Apply

    To compete for these scholarships prospective freshmen and transfer students need to complete an Undergraduate Application for Admissions and Scholarships.

     

    The admission application is also used as a scholarship application, so be sure to fill out the leadership and activity résumé. While the essays are not required, the information can be used for scholarship selections.

     

    Tips for assuring your application gets sent to the college and major in which you are interested:

    • All students, despite their major interest, who complete the OSU Undergraduate Application for Admissions and Scholarships will be eligible to compete for University-wide scholarships including partial tuition wavier scholarships, President's Leadership Council Scholarships and numerous other scholarships.
    • Choose a major within the Ferguson College of Agriculture to ensure you are considered for scholarships from the college and its departments.
  • When should you apply?

    For the summer or fall entry term, apply by November 1 to receive early scholarship and financial aid notification and to compete for the highest level academic awards. You must submit all application materials by February 1 for full scholarship consideration.

     

    For the spring entry term, all application materials must be submitted by October 15 for priority consideration. Materials will be accepted through the Friday before the first day of spring semester classes for final consideration.

  • How will I be notified about an award?

    Most often, students are only contacted if they are awarded a scholarship. Some scholarships may require additional information in order for a student to confirm acceptance of the award.

     

    Notifications may be sent via mail or email. Students may also use their O-key account to login to their Student Information System (SIS) to view awards. 

     

 

Continuing Students

Current/continuing students enrolled in the Ferguson College of Agriculture are also eligible to compete for all three levels of scholarships:

  • University-wide scholarships
  • Ferguson College of Agriculture scholarships
  • Departmental scholarships
  • How to Apply

    University-wide Scholarships

    As a continuing or readmitted student, you will automatically be considered for general university scholarships; no separate application is required.

     

    Ferguson College of Agriculture and Departmental Scholarships

    College-level and departmental scholarships in the Ferguson College of Agriculture use a common online scholarship application.

     

  • When should you apply?

    Continuing student scholarship applications are due in mid-January for the following academic year. Information about the application process will be shared with students via email, canvas and social media.

     

    Most scholarship selections are made by mid-March.

  • How will I be notified about an award?

    Most often, students are only contacted if they are awarded a scholarship. Some scholarships may require additional information in order for a student to confirm acceptance of the award.

     

    Notifications may be sent via mail or email. Students may also use their O-key account to login to their Student Information System (SIS) to view awards. 

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