Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Fulbright Program

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. Candidates interested in studying or conducting research abroad will need to develop an independent program proposal and secure an in-country affiliation. Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period. Students apply to a specific country for a specific proposal. You may only apply to one country to do one project. The first step is to select where you would like to go and what you plan to do while in the country. Each country has its own number of grants, selection criteria, and eligibility qualifications. Please carefully review the requirements for your country of interest. This information is also available on the U.S. Fulbright Website.

The Ohio State University

Professional Development Grants for Women

OSU's Critical Difference for Women offers Professional Development Grants designed to facilitate professional development and career mobility of women.

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.
  • 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.
  • Ralph D. Mershon Study Abroad Scholarship
    To support undergraduates who wish to enhance their educational experience by studying in a foreign country.

Arts and 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.

Study Abroad & Travel Funds

College of Arts and Sciences travel scholarships for students currently enrolled on the Columbus campus participating in a study abroad experience sponsored by The Ohio State University (managed by the Office of International Affairs) and/or an OSU academic unit, or a student's independent travel that is overseen by a member of the OSU faculty and for which OSU academic credit will be earned.

Research and Creative Activity Grants

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

Diversity Scholarship

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

National Geographic

Young Explorers Grants Program

The Young Explorers Grant Program (YEG) offers opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. 

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