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 1, 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 1, for continued scholarship consideration.
All scholarships are subject to change, based on continued availability of funding or by request of the donor.
Competitive Scholarship Application and Renewal Form
|Requirements||See scholarship descriptions below
|Renewal||Must reapply annually for scholarships eligible for renewal. See scholarship descriptions below.|
Awards will not exceed in-state full tuition cost.
Scholarship decisions are based on the scholarship application and data available from university student information. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for renewal. Please make sure your student information is correct.
See descriptions below for competitive scholarships available to both new and continuing students.
|Choose Ohio First Scholarship
Led and funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is part of Ohio's strategic effort to bolster the state in the global marketplace of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine, or STEMM. Choose Ohio First awards competitive scholarship funding to Ohio's colleges and universities to support undergraduate and qualifying graduate students in innovative academic programs. Awardees for 2021-2022 were awarded more than $3,300 for this academic year to use toward completing the bachelor’s degree program. The scholarship is renewable. Scholarship recipients will engage in industry- or peer-mentoring or tutoring, help recruiters promote the engineering technology program to prospective students, attend and present on the student experience to the industry advisory board, participate in the annual State of Ohio Choose Ohio First Showcase, and become involved in professional organizations.
|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 and 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. One letter of recommendation required from a Mansfield faculty or staff member.
|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. Scholarship
Award open to continuing students who are full time, from Richland County, and pursuing one of the degrees awarded by the Mansfield campus. Financial need and academic excellence will be considered. Two letters of recommendation required, one from a Mansfield faculty or staff member and one from someone in the local community regarding employment, community service, or related community engagement. 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, theatre, creative writing, interdisciplinary arts). Click here to go to the S. Wynn and Marion B. Goodman Scholarships for the Arts website.
Alumni Scholarship Program
|The Alumni Scholarship Program offers financial support to exemplary students through their local alumni club. Eligible students include those who demonstrate academic merit and involvement in school and community activities. Those who show interest in and a positive attitude toward college work and are residents of or attend high school where a participating alumni club is based. The online application is available at go.osu.edu/ASP-app. Deadline is February 1.|
Awards determined by the Ohio State Mansfield Student Support Committee
These awards are selected through a special faculty led selection process and presented at the Spring Academic Awards Celebration. Eligible students will be contacted to apply. For the three scholarships, students must be planning to continue their academic work on the Mansfield campus.
|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 Student Support Committee with input from Ohio State Mansfield faculty and staff.|
|Mansfield Campus Academic Excellence Award||A one-time award to an outstanding senior at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.|
County Foundation Scholarships
|Ashland County Foundation
Scholarship information and application
|The Community Foundation for Crawford County
Scholarship information and application
|Richland County Foundation
Scholarship information and application.
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 $1200 per year. (The maximum might be less in any given year.)|
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: the Associate Dean’s office
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|
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