Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based scholarships from The Ohio State University or Fisher College of Business.  *Please note: Current FCOB student scholarships that are merit-based do not require FAFSA.


Current Students: 2016-2017 Fisher College of Business Merit Scholarship Application-Deadline February 29, 2016

The 2016-2017 merit scholarship application is now open.   Please note the new process for distribution of Fisher awards.  Receipt of a Fisher scholarship in a previous academic year does not guarantee an award for 2016-2017. Application deadline is Monday February 29, 2016

Merit Awards

The Fisher College of Business Merit Scholarship Application will be used to select students for merit scholarship awards, as identified by our generous donors.  Merit award amounts are modest, and are intended to recognize scholarship and leadership. To be eligible for select merit awards students must:

1. Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at the end of autumn 2015. 

2. Be admitted to Fisher College major & specialization by spring 2016. 

3. Be graduating SU16, AU16, SP17, SU17, AU17 or SP18 (juniors & seniors only)

Need-Based Awards

Fisher College of Business will review the budget and unmet need of every business student at Ohio State as provided by the University Office of Student Financial Aid.  There is no application for need-based awards. These awards are modest, and are intended as an investment by the college in business students. Consideration for need based awards requires:

1. Filing of the FAFSA for the 2016-2017 academic year.

2. Unmet need, after application of all university and external awards, not including loans is greater than zero.

3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of autumn 2015

4. Completion of a minimum of 12 letter-graded credit hours at Ohio State at the end of autumn 2015.

Priority consideration for need-based awards will be for students who are ineligible for federal Pell Grant dollars and those who are nearest to degree completion.

The Harley E. Rouda Sr. and Marlese N. Scholarship Fund (AU 2016-SP 2017) Deadline February 29, 2016

The Fisher College of Business is pleased to announce a scholarship to support undergraduate students who are specializing in Real Estate. Students must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher to apply.  Students applying and receiving awards will be required to major in Real Estate.

Download application


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarships DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2016

Fisher College is proud to award scholarships to any Ohio State student pursuing an entrepreneurship minor.  

The Fred Miller Fund for Excellence
The Fred Miller Fund for Excellence provides scholarship support to undergraduates with preference for accounting majors who exhibit leadership, community service and an entrepreneurial spirit.  The Undergraduate office at the Fisher College of Business shall make selection with formal approval by the Dean of Fisher College of Business.

The Randall C. and Peggy North Mosher Family Scholarship Fund
This fund shall be used to support on scholarship for an undergraduate student with financial need who is pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship, enrolled in classes offered by the Center for Entrepreneurship, or has otherwise expressed an interest in the study of Entrepreneurship as determined by the Fisher College of Business. The Undergraduate Programs Office of the Fisher College of Business shall be responsible for selecting scholarship recipients and coordinating these scholarships with the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Heffner Internship Scholars Program
The Fisher Undergraduate office will award three students each year (two undergraduate and one graduate or all undergraduate), with $2,500 scholarships for summer internships. The fund will support summer internship opportunities like those included in the Silicon Valley New Ventures Program or other internship opportunities that provide valuable education and hands-on work experience. Students may also apply for the internship funds to support unique internship experiences during the May Term. Select students may be awarded $500.00 to support internship opportunities during Ohio State’s May Term window. All funds will be used to cover expenses traditionally not covered by academic scholarships, including travel, room, and board fees. If costs related to the recipient’s internship experience do not reach $2,500, remaining funds may be used as scholarship towards tuition.


  • Be an Ohio State University student who is in good academic standing and has a demonstrated financial need for the scholarship funds
  • If recipient is an undergraduate, s/he must secure and complete the field internship experience during sophomore or junior year or during the summer before junior or senior year
  • If recipient is a graduate student, s/he must secure and complete the field internship experience during the second year of study or during the summer before the second year
  • Internship locations must be more than 50 miles from recipient’s place of residence

The Hrusovsky Family Internship Award
The fund will support Fisher College of Business students seeking internships in information technology. Administered by the Fisher College Undergraduate office, the funds can be used to cover expenses traditionally not covered by academic scholarships, including travel, room, and board fees for each student. The award may be distributed anytime during the calendar year.

Complete the Application

Recruitment Scholarships

Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Program offers competitive recruitment scholarships to incoming freshmen students enrolled on the Columbus campus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, admitted to pre-major or major program in Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University for Autumn 2016. Renewable up to one year if selected recipients meet criteria determined by selection committee.

Please visit The Ohio State University Student Financial Aid page to locate theApplication for Special Scholarships 2016-2017. The priority application date is February 15, 2016 for all students (application available on or after August 1, 2015).

 If you have questions concerning your scholarship application, please email us atFCOB fisherugscholarship

The Ohio State University Special Scholarship Application

Scholarships can come from different sources and have various awarding criteria. Ohio State offers numerous institutional scholarships for incoming freshmen and enrolled students. Students also receive a wide array of scholarships from external donors and outside resources. Learn more about OSU scholarships.

Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Student Leader Endowment Fund

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds that enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it impossible for them to do so. These funds are solicited in the form of donations from student organizations of The Ohio State University. Learn more about Drake scholarships.

Bartels Study Abroad Scholarship
The Office of International Education and the Fisher College of Business are pleased to announce a scholarship competition to aid undergraduate students who plan to enroll in a University-sponsored Study Abroad Program of at least 5 weeks duration and for a minimum of 9 semester hours of credit. Awards will be made on the basis of the students who have a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Students receiving awards will be required to submit proof of enrollment in an authorized OSU study abroad program or study tour.
Awards vary. Non-credit tours or excursions are not eligible. Preference will be given to Fisher College of Business students. Download an application form.  Deadline is March 14, 2015.
Office of Global Business/CIBER Study Abroad Scholarship
The Fisher College of Business Office of Global Business offers travel grants to students who participate in FCOB and/or OSU endorsed Study Abroad Programs. Strong priority will be placed on supporting business students attending programs at FCOB partner institutions. Students must submit completed materials to the Fisher College of Business Office of Global Business by 5:00 p.m., May 15th regardless of holidays or weekends. 
Office of International Affairs Scholarships
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply now for study abroad scholarships. Three scholarships administered by the Office of International Affairs are now available and applications are being accepted. The Wolfe, Firebaugh and Endowed Fund scholarships have the potential to provide a number of students with funds to help pay for their study abroad programs.
The Polish Studies Initiative
The Polish Studies Initiative (PSI) is accepting applications for scholarships and research grants for the upcoming summer.  Language training and study-abroad scholarships are available for undergraduates for May or Summer 2014.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 3, 2014.  Read more and apply online
Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the time they are studying abroad and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. [Gilman International Scholarship Program] Scholarship 

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

Find out more information and apply at: 

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2016 

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship is proud of the work we do connecting drivers with the top DUI lawyers in California. But we believe it’s just as important to nourish the next generation of leaders and professionals—and we want to do that where it matters most. Many of us involved in the site have seen firsthand how diabetes can change a life. Often, it comes without warning and it can radically alter how a person lives from day to day. But we also believe that diabetes should not be an impediment to pursuing your dreams. We want to help a student with diabetes complete their college education and launch their career. That’s why we are delighted to introduce the first-ever Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship. Our $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes and carry a 3.0 GPA. 

Deadline for Application: June 15, 2016 

Find more information and apply at: 

Undergraduate Student Government Academic Enrichment Grants

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Office of Undergraduate Education recognize that the academic experience is not limited to the classroom and are proud to offer Academic Enrichment Grants (AEGs) ranging from $100 to $1,200 to fund such learning experiences for individuals.

In the past Academic Enrichment Grants have funded independent student research materials, research or professional development conferences, non-OSU affiliated study abroad costs, and other innovative, student driven projects.

The application must be printed with all required materials and turned into the USG Office, Ohio Union Room 2088 by December 11, 2015 to be considered for the upcoming grant cycle. The application and more information can be found on USG’s website:

Please direct all questions to or Sarah Souders ( 

Thumbtack Scholarship

Thumbtack is an online services marketplace that connects more than 150,000 local small businesses across the country with new customers.  We are committed to encouraging more individuals to learn skills and trades in school that enable them to start businesses. To further this goal, we are offering a $5,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year.

We will be accepting applications until Sunday, January 31, 2016.

Find more information and apply at:

Shutterfly Scholarship 

Shutterfly has launched three scholarships and one of them limits eligibility to business majors. The program supports not only the winner with $5,500, but also awards $4,500 in equal shares to the primary, middle and high schools where the winning student graduated. 

You can find details here:  

GMR WebTeam, Marketing Student Scholarship

GMR Web Team, is now offering a $1000 scholarship award to marketing students during the Fall and Spring semesters. We want to give back to the marketing community and give marketing students an opportunity to win a scholarship award for demonstrating high scholastic achievements along with participating in extracurricular activities.  For more information about the scholarship and where to apply, please click HERE

We are a full service digital marketing agency based in Orange County, California. Our company works with small to medium size established businesses to maximize sales from the internet.  To learn more about our company, please visit:

CREW Network 2015/2016 Scholarship

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 CREW Network Scholarships, and we wanted you to be one of the first to know. CREW Network will award up to ten $10,000 scholarships to women interested in pursuing a career in commercial real estate. Each scholarship recipient will also be provided with a paid internship at a commercial brokerage firm.

We will be accepting applications until April 30, 2015 by 5 pm.

More detailed information about the scholarship requirements can be found at CrewCareerZone.

Huntington International Fellowship

The Huntington National Bank pledged $250,000 to The Ohio State University Campaign in the form of an endowed fund to benefit humanities students interested in international business and foreign languages. Applications for the fellowship program are now available in the Foreign Language Center.  Deadline is February 17, 2014.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Visit for program details and the online application.

Deadline: February 27, 2015
5:00 p.m. EST

We encourage the following to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016
  • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.
Cargill Global Scholars Program

The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive scholarship opportunity that provides financial support in addition to leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a mentorship program.

The scholarship recipient will receive an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to three years, to help off-set any academic related expenses, as well as participate in leadership seminars and a Cargill mentorship program with company leaders.

Please refer to the link below for full eligibility requirements and scholarship benefits , as well as the scholarship application.

CPAexcel Scholarship

CPAexcel will once again award a $2,500 Cash Scholarship and 31 CPA Review Course Scholarships at the end of this semester. This is a random drawing open to students who are taking at least one accounting course.  See website for more details.

Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Traffic Club of Pittsburgh - Scholarship Award Program

$5400 Scholarship for transportation, distribution, logistics or supply-chain mangement majors.  Applications must be postmarked, emailed, or forwarded by overnight service no later than Friday, February 14, 2015. See flyer for more information about the scholarship.

HSF/Discover Scholarship Program

HSF/Discover Scholarship, available for students majoring in Business Administration, Finance, Infmormation Technology (IT/MIS), or Marketing.  Application postmark deadline: February 14, 2015

For more information, visit the scholarship webpage.

Summer Research Funding Awards 2014

The Undergraduate Research Office, Office of International Affairs, University Honors & Scholars, and the College of Arts and Sciences (Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences) are pleased to offer a joint application for four Summer Research Funding Opportunities:

  • URO Summer Research Fellowships (Undergraduate Research Office)
    • Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Department of Psychology, eight awards will be earmarked for psychology majors.
  • Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowships (URO and Office of International Affairs)
  • Summer Research Scholarships (University Honors & Scholars)
  • Mayers Summer Research Scholarships (Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [College of Arts and Sciences])

All application components are due by February 16th, 2015 at Noon.

GLBT Alumni Society Scholarships

The GLBT Alumni Society is dedicated to making studying at The Ohio State University a financial reality for more GLBT and students and their allies. Realizing that the financial demands placed on students and families because of the rising cost of higher education is often multiplied for GLBT students, fundraising efforts by the society has made these scholarships a reality. There is a hope that we can reach students who have been turned away by their family for "coming out" and help GLBT students address other financial issues that are unique to them.  The deadline is March 1, 2015.  You can learn more about available scholarships by clicking here

Nsep Boren Undergraduate Scholarship 2015

Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S undergraduates to add an important international and language component to their educations. National Security, Language, and Culture. OSU Deadline: February 4, 2015.  Applications and more information are now available at

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

For over four decades, this program has awarded over $14 million to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and ultimate entry into the profession.

Award amounts range from $1,500-$3,000 and selection is based on academic merit, leadership and commitment to pursuing the CPA credential. 

How to apply:

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SME Education Foundation College Scholarships

The Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland Education Foundation provides scholarship support for qualified students in the Greater Cleveland area.

Up to $5,000 in scholarships are available. The application deadline is February 1, 2015.

Insurance Accounting & Systems Assoc. (IASA) 2015 Scholarship

The IASA Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships to students preparing for a career in the insurance industry. IASA is one of the insurance industry's oldest and largest associations focused on providing education to insurance professionals.

IASA is pleased to announce that we will award collegiate scholarships in 2015 to students at a sophomore level or above enrolled in a university with an insurance program and whose course of study is working toward a degree in Information Technology, Actuarial Science, Accounting or Risk Management. 

Applications are due by February 28th, 2015.

More about the Collegiate Scholarship Program can be found here

Derek Hughes/NASPLO Educational Foundation Scholarship

The Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2014-15 school year from students pursuing insurance or business related studies. In general, students must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program, majoring in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Risk Management, or Statistics. Students also must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester. Financial need is considered in awarding scholarships. The Foundation awarded 14 $5,000 scholarships in 2013 and  expects to award a similar number this year.

The application deadline is June 1, 2015.

Hispanic Student's Guide to College Affordability

Affordable Colleges Online recently published "Making College Affordable: An Online Guide for Hispanic Students", which includes expert advice and resources in key cost-related areas, including but not limited to:

     - College affordability (tuition, room, board, books and other fees)

     - Scholarships and grants for Hispanic students

     - Financial aid information

     - The most affordable HSIs in with campus-based and online programs

     - Additional helpful resources

Entrepreneur’s Change Lives 2015 Scholarship.

The Entrepreneurs Change Lives Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an aspiring future entrepreneur who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate business program at a college or university or is a high school student who has been accepted into a school with an undergraduate business program. 

The winning applicant will provide the best 200-300 word essay on how entrepreneurship can bring awareness and action to social issues. 

The application deadline is August 1, 2015. 

 2015 David Parsley Supply Chain Management Scholarship

The David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management was created to encourage students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in food service supply chain management.

The application for the 2015 David Parsley Supply Chain Management scholarship (awarding $10,000) has gone live and can be accessed at this website: and the application process begins here: Scholarship

'You just won a $10 million lottery jackpot! Outline your plan to be a savvy investor.' First place $2,000 Second place $1,000. Click here for more information. 

  • Deadline for Fall: May 1, 2015
    Winner announced Aug. 1, 2015
    Open to any high school senior, undergraduate and graduate students
    Must be enrolled in a U.S. college
    700 to 1,400 words
    Include a works-cited page with at least three sources

Northsteppe/T. Ewing Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the Michael and Linda Stickney Foundation. Michael is the broker of NorthSteppe Realty, and the great-great grandson of Thomas Ewing Miller. This scholarship fund is to commemorate Thomas Ewing Miller's 125th anniversary of his Presidency and membership to the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Candidates must be a sophomore or higher at The Ohio State University (OSU).
  • Candidates must have a keen interest in real estate, as demonstrated by enrollment in a real estate class at OSU's Fisher College of Business.
  • Candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who are working through college, either full- or part-time.

T.E. Miller Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by The Linda & Michael Stickney Foundation.  Michael is the Broker of NorthSteppe Realty, and the great-great grandson of Thomas Ewing Miller.  In its first year, this scholarship fund is to commemorate Thomas Ewing Miller’s 125th anniversary of his Presidency and membership to the Board of Trustees to The Ohio State University.·   Applicant must have achieved sophomore status or higher at The Ohio State University

     ·   Applicant must specialize (major or minor) in Real Estate, within the Finance Department of the Fisher College of Business 
     ·   Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average
     ·   Applicant must be working through college (PT or FT)

Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Scholarship

The Northeast Ohio chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) is currently accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. Scholarships are intended for students from Northeast Ohio, who are studying or interested in a career in risk management or the insurance industry (other majors, such as Finance, will be considered if the student can demonstrate orientation toward a Risk Management career). Click here for access to the application and more information.

The application deadline is 5:00pm EST on June 1, 2015.

You may direct questions regarding this scholarship to: John Nadzan 216.496.3706