Financial Aid: Scholarships

Choose Mansfield First Award - $1,000*


  • Current High School Senior
  • Applying for Autumn 2023 and selecting the Mansfield campus as their FIRST CHOICE Ohio State campus.
  • Minimum high school GPA: 2.70
  • Deadline to apply: Dec 15
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 - 18 credit hours per-semester)
  • Acceptance fee must be paid by the May 1 deadline
  • Must earn a 2.0 Autumn 2023 GPA to be renewed for Spring 2024

*$500 for Autumn 2023 and renewable for Spring 2024.

A scholarship application is NOT required for the Choose Mansfield First Award. Scholarship is awarded upon enrollment.

Ohio State Mansfield awards over $250k in special scholarship each year from nearly 30 scholarship funds. These special scholarships are designated for the Mansfield Campus through the generosity of donors and alumni, new and current students are awarded through the Ohio State Mansfield office of Student Financial Aid. To be considered for one of these scholarships, all students must complete the 2023-2024 scholarship application via ScholarshipUniverse. Please note, some special scholarships require completion of the FAFSA.  

ScholarshipUniverse  is a scholarship matching tool that streamlines search an application process. Once you have created your profile, answer the matching questions, the more you answer the more tailored your matches will be, ScholarshipUniverse will alert you to potential scholarship matches. You will need your OSU username and password, which you will activate after you have applied for admission. For more information go to: 

The University offers hundreds of scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria. To apply, first file the FAFSA, and then complete the ScholarshipUniverse application by the priority deadline, February 1.  

In addition to generous general scholarshipsThe Ohio State Mansfield is proud to offer the following scholarships:

Looking for Additional Scholarship Information?

Many churches, banks, professional, civic, or service organizations, social clubs (Eagles, American Legion, VFW), Athletics and Music/Band Boosters offers scholarship opportunities. See your High School guidance counselor for information on opportunities in your area. 

County Foundation Scholarships 
Ashland County Foundation 

Richland County Foundation 

Please Note: These sites are for students information and Ohio State Lima does not endorse nor is it responsible for false information reported on any of the sites. Caution should be used in any instance where a Social Security Number or other personal information is requested. Please remember that if you are asked to pay to be considered for a scholarship, it is likely a scam.

Contact us if you need assistance or have additional questions.

The Ohio State University Mansfield 

Student Financial Aid 

Office of Student Life 104 Riedl Hall 

1760 University Dr 

Mansfield OH 44906 


Phone 419-755-4317 

Fax 419-755-4101