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Office of International Affairs Funding

Francille M. Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to full-time students, with minimum GPA of 3.30 admitted to an Ohio State approved semester/summer-long study abroad program while attending The Ohio State University in a degree-granting program.

Francille M. Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship

Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship

Established September 1, 1999 to enhance the educational experience of Ohio State students, by providing financial support to participants in Ohio State approved semester, May session, summer or academic year study abroad programs.

Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship

Ralph D. Mershon Study Abroad Scholarship

To support undergraduates who wish to enhance their educational experience by studying in a foreign country.

Ralph D. Mershon Study Abroad Scholarship


Arts & Sciences

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

ASC Merit & Need-Based Scholarships are funds directed toward undergraduate students currently enrolled on the Columbus campus. They have been designated by the donor(s) for a specific major or group of majors in the humanities or in the natural and mathematical sciences.

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

Study Abroad & Travel Funds

College of Arts and Sciences travel scholarships are for students currently enrolled on the Columbus campus participating in a study abroad experience sponsored by The Ohio State University and/or an OSU academic unit, or a student's independent travel that is overseen by a member of the OSU faculty.

Study Abroad & Travel Funds

Research and Creative Activity Grants

Listing of grants grouped as Research and Creative Activity Grants for students who have attained junior standing and could be a potential candidate for graduation with (honors) research distinction, or present other evidence of work on a significant research project.

Research and Creative Activity Grants

Diversity Scholarship

The College of Arts and Sciences listing of Diversity Scholarships, a variety of scholarships offered to support students in under-represented groups.

Diversity Scholarship


Other Ohio State Funding Opportunities

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Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • The Huntington International Fellowship is intended to permit students majoring in the humanities with interest and supporting work in international business and trade to spend an extended time abroad to enhance their fluency in the foreign language, their knowledge of the foreign culture, and their understanding of the workings and environment of international commerce.

External Funding Opportunities

National Geographic Early Career and Exploration Grants

Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. An Exploration Grant application is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology.

National Geographic Early Career and Exploration Grants

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Kathryn Davis Fellowship

The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution.

Kathryn Davis Fellowship

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

This program attracts outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. It welcomes members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Student Translation Award

The American Translators Association (ATA) will award a grant-in-aid to a student for a literary or sci-tech translation or translation-related project.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers over 1,900 opportunities for students to study, research, or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding. Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period. Each country has its own number of grants, selection criteria, and eligibility qualifications. Please carefully review the requirements for your country of interest on the U.S. Fulbright Website.

Student Translation Award

Boren Awards for International Study

  • Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

  • A variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships are open to graduate students through the Fulbright Program.
  • The Fulbright Program does not offer grants or scholarships to currently enrolled undergraduates. However, recent graduates are eligible for its English Teaching Assistantships.

Department of Defense

  • The SMART Scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines.

United States Institute of Peace

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

  • The Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Research must be carried out in two or more countries outside of the U.S., at least one of which hosts an American overseas research center.