All scholarships are subject to change, based on continued availability of funding or by request of the donor.
The Ohio State University at Mansfield annually awards scholarships to new and returning students. Awards are made on a competitive basis, based on financial need and/or other academic or co-curricular related qualifications. These are scholarships awarded through either the Mansfield or Columbus campuses rather than external entities. We encourage students also to look for scholarships through local organizations and businesses.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed annually by February 15, to aid Ohio State Mansfield with needs based scholarship decision-making. Go to fafsa.ed.gov for the online application. Students can continue to complete the FAFSA after February 15, for continued scholarship consideration.
New Student Scholarships
All new students must apply for admission by May 1 to be eligible for the Ohio State Mansfield Academic Scholar Award. Your application for admission also serves as your application for the Scholar Award. Students must meet the minimum value in both class rank and test scores to receive an Academic Scholar Award. Test scores must be submitted electronically from ACT/SAT to Ohio State to be considered. This award is renewable annually by application.
Submit the competitive scholarship application by May 1st if you desire consideration for any other awards. Awards will not exceed in-state full tuition cost.
See descriptions below for competitive scholarships available to both new and continuing students.
Continuing Student Scholarships
April 1 is the deadline for all continuing students to renew their scholarships or apply as a first-time recipient. Scholarship decisions are made based on the scholarship application and data available from university student information. Please make sure your student information and major are correct.
|Copperweld Corporation Shelby Division Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students, with preference given to graduates of Shelby City Schools then those from surrounding communities.
|Fran Rupp Christian Mansfield Campus Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students based on educational diversity, especially women with financial need, particularly working single mothers.
|Galion Community Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing graduates of Galion High School.
|Geography & Environmental Sciences Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students pursuing geography or environmental sciences related major.
|Gerald B. Rice Theater Prize
Awards may be made by the Theatre and English departments to deserving continuing students.
|Jack Hire Engineering Scholarship
Provide one-time scholarship(s) for local, continuing, engineering student(s) attending the Mansfield campus who demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or higher). Preference will be given to students having served in an industry internship position. One letter of recommendation required from a Mansfield faculty or staff member.
|J. F. Buckley Memorial Scholarship for Sexuality Studies
One-time award open to new and continuing students pursuing the Sexuality Studies minor.
|John O. Riedl Scholarship
Renewable award open to new students who are majoring in physical science, math, or engineering.
John S. Jordan Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students, with preference given to African-Americans. Academic potential, leadership and service will be considered.
|Joseph and Carrol Keifer Memorial Scholarship
Renewable (up to 8 semesters) annual award with preference to a new student who is full time, from a Richland County high school, with demonstrated financial need.
|Mohican-Loudonville Area Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students who graduated from Loudonville-Perrysville school district or live in this community.
Scholarships awarded to North Central State College graduates to financially assist their next step of earning a bachelor’s degree at Ohio State Mansfield.
Ohio State Mansfield Board of Trustees Leadership Scholarship
Continuing undergraduate (3rd year rank or higher) and graduate students who plan to graduate from Ohio State Mansfield may apply for consideration. Students may also reapply who have received previously. Campus and community involvement and GPA above a 3.0 required.
|Ohio State Mansfield Education Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students who are full-time and pursuing a degree in education. Financial need and academic excellence will be considered.
|Ohio State Mansfield John McCune Sr. History Scholarship
Award open to continuing students who are full time and pursuing one of the degrees awarded by the Mansfield campus. Financial need and academic excellence will be considered. Two letters of recommendation required from faculty, as part of the application process. Student will be required to present a paper on a local historical figure/event, at an event as a condition of receiving this scholarship.
|Ohio State Mansfield Tyger Scholarship
Award open to new and continuing students graduating from Mansfield Senior High School. Preference given to applicants to have completed all four years at Mansfield Senior High on time (with original freshman class), take ACT, complete FASFA, submit university application, enroll full-time for fall semester, and participate in a campus early arrival program.
|Philip H. And Rhoda W. Gregory Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students, with preference to students with a math or math related major. New students should have four years of college preparatory math and a strong high school mathematics record.
|Richland Bank Scholarship
Renewable award open to new and continuing students pursuing a business- or finance-related major.
S. Wynn and Marion B. Goodman Scholarships for the Arts
New students interested in the S. Wynn and Marion B. Goodman Scholarships for the Arts should contact Ohio State Mansfield faculty in the arts area for which they desire consideration (visual art, music, theatre, creative writing, interdisciplinary arts); may be asked to provide additional application materials such as a resume or reference letter; and may be asked to audition or provide a portfolio if selected for further consideration. Students will be required to enroll in related arts classes in their first year and/or participate in associated campus activities/organizations.
Awards determined by the Ohio State Mansfield Academic Enrichment CommitteeThese awards are selected through a special selection process and presented at the Spring Academic Awards Celebration. Eligible students will be contacted to apply.
|David M. Scott Science Scholarship||One-time scholarships awarded to new and continuing students pursuing a science or engineering-related degree.|
|James R. McLeod Memorial Scholarship||One-time scholarships for continuing students who have displayed excellence in both academic work and community service.|
|Ohio State Mansfield Faculty-Staff Merit Scholarship||One-time scholarships for continuing students based on merit. This award is determined by the Ohio State Mansfield Academic Enrichment Committee with input from Ohio State Mansfield faculty and staff.|
|Ohio State Mansfield Erasmus Study Abroad Scholarship||Awarded to students enrolled in Study Abroad Programs sponsored by Ohio State (Erasmus). Awards, which are limited to students enrolled for course credit in the activity, provide for one-half of travel costs, to a maximum of $1000 per year. Students should use the Student Travel Grant Application to apply.|
Choose Ohio First
Choose Ohio First Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded pending program funding approval.
The Ohio State University regional campuses have been participants in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship opportunity. Each campus has the privilege to award a select number of Middle Childhood Education majors (with a concentration in science) for a $1500-$4700 Choose Ohio First Scholarship.
The Choose Ohio First Scholarships are funded by the State of Ohio with the objective of increasing the number of science, technology, engineering and math graduates and retaining them in jobs within the Buckeye state.
The scholarship is renewable based on eligibility requirements, including grade point average and science activities completed during the award year.
Eligibility requirements include:
• Be a Middle Childhood Education major on a regional campus of Ohio State.
• Have a science concentration.
• Complete a minimum of 4 required science courses, two of which must be lab sciences.
• Maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA or higher in all science courses.
• Have financial need.
• Complete application and essay responses.
Requirements are subject to change.
OSU Alumni Club of Richland County
|OSU Alumni Club of Richland County||
Full tuition scholarships awarded to new students graduating from a Richland County high school. Awards are made by OSU Alumni Club of Richland County, based on high school grades, ACT scores, application questionnaire, and personal interview with the club scholarship committee. Students receiving a full tuition scholarship are not eligible for other Ohio State Mansfield scholarships.
Contact: High School Guidance Counselor in January for application form
Student Grant Programs
Student Travel Grant
|Awarded to students enrolled in Education Abroad programs sponsored by Ohio State, as well as for students presenting research at professional/academic conferences or meetings, or TRAVEL RELATED TO ACADEMIC COURSES OR PROGRAMS. Awards, which are limited to students enrolled for course credit in the activity, provide for one-half of travel costs, to a maximum of $1000 per year. (THE MAXIMUM MIGHT BE LESS IN ANY GIVEN YEAR). Contact: Dr. Dennis Shaffer, Coordinator & Associate Professor, Psychology|
Undergraduate Research Grants
Undergraduate research can be an important and rewarding part of a university education. To encourage undergraduate students to undertake research projects, The Ohio State University at Mansfield makes available to eligible students Undergraduate Research Grants of up to $500. Such grants may be used for supplies, equipment and travel. If funds will be used primarily for travel to a conference, applicant must either be presenting a talk or poster at that conference, or be the principal student author on the conference presentation.
Contact: Dr. Susan Delagrange, Assistant Dean
Ohio State Columbus Scholarships
|Critical Difference for Women||Critical Difference for Women is a scholarship/grant-offering program available to Ohio State women seeking advanced education and enhanced professional lives. Critical Difference for Women reflects the University's commitment to generate support for the specific needs of women, as these individuals seek to realize their goals and dreams, both personally and professionally. more information|
|GLBT Alumni Society||The GLBT Alumni Society offers scholarships to undergraduate students who have demonstrated involvement and dedication to the GLBT community of up to 1,500. more information|
For more information about scholarships, please feel free to contact us:
Office of Admissions at 419-755-4317