ASC International Research Grant Competition

Applications, eligibility requirements, and recommendation forms for the Spring 2023 Arts and Sciences International Research Grant (IRG) competition are now available.

The scholarships, which typically range from $1,000 to a maximum of $4,000, will be distributed during Spring semester of 2023. The funds automatically go toward the payment of the student recipient’s university tuition and fees.

Students and faculty are encouraged to apply for a grant to support an undergraduate student who can benefit from participation in research abroad. The general focus of these grants is to encourage students to engage in research in international venues with their faculty mentors.

To be eligible for the IRG, students must:

  • Intend to travel outside of the United States for a purpose related to their research project;
  • Be currently enrolled in a major program in Arts and Sciences;
  • Be earning a degree in the college of Arts and Sciences;
  • Have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom they work to devise and refine a proposal, and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway;
  • Not be travelling to a risk-designated country (please note the information about travel restrictions, which is included on the application materials).

The deadline for applications for the Spring 2023 competition is Monday, February 13, 2023 (before 5:00 p.m.). Awards will be announced in April.

ASC Undergraduate Research Scholarship Competition

Applications, eligibility requirements, and recommendation forms for the Spring 2023 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) competition are now available.

The scholarships, which typically range from $500 to approximately $12,000, will be distributed during Summer 2023, Autumn 2023, and Spring 2024 semesters. The funds automatically go toward the payment of the student recipient’s university tuition and fees.

To be eligible for the URS, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a major program in the college of Arts and Sciences;
  • Be earning a degree in the college of Arts and Sciences;
  • Have attained junior standing by time of funding;
  • Be a potential candidate for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction or present evidence of work on a significant research project;
  • NOT be graduating Spring 2023 semester;
  • Be enrolled full-time during semesters of funding;
  • Have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom they work to devise and refine a proposal, and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway.

The deadline for applications for the Spring 2023 competition is Monday, February 13, 2023 (before 5:00 p.m.). Awards will be announced in April.

CBC Scholarship Application Open

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate program has over $190,000 available in scholarship awards each year for eligible chemistry and biochemistry majors. The CBC scholarship application opened on ScholarshipUniverse on December 1, 2022.

Applications are due Monday, February 6, 2023.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • Pursuing a BA or BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Have a major program on file with your advisor
  • Hold at least a rank 2 standing in Autumn 2023
  • Enrolled in classes at The Ohio State University
  • Maintain major status throughout academic year 2023-24
  • Complete the FAFSA for academic year 2023-24 (domestic students only)

Application requirements are:

  • Know your course record and current GPA
  • Provide a statement about your unmet financial need
  • Prepare brief statements on:
    • Your future career and academic goals
    • Your extracurricular activities, including undergraduate research
    • Your reason for being selected to receive a scholarship
  • A Faculty or instructor must provide a recommendation about your academic abilities by answering several survey questions on ScholarshipUniverse. Your recommender must have a PhD in Chemistry, or Biochemistry or a related field.

Additional information is available on our scholarship webpage. If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, Undergraduate Program Manager.

Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Spring 2023 opportunities is November 30, 2022. The application requires multiple doucments, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more on the CAF website.

ORISE Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) plays a critical role in helping the United States address the current climate crisis, as well as achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Carbon Negative Shot to advance the development of the emerging and necessary carbon dioxide removal industry. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) facilitated the DOE Carbon Negative Shot Summit in July 2022 to increase collaboration on this effort. Despite the many efforts that have been made so far toward CDR, there is still a lot of work to be done.

To continue that work, ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students. The challenge is for students to develop an infographic to communicate the current leading ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Thorough submissions will include research on at least four current carbon dioxide removal methods, as well as research on new developments in carbon dioxide removal. Your infographic could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

The deadline for this competition is Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Winners will be announced in late December.

Prizes:

  • 1st place: $5,000 scholarship
  • 2nd place: $3,000 scholarship
  • 3rd place: $1,000 scholarship

Complete details are available here. If you have any questions, you can contact STEMEd@orau.org.

CBC Scholarship Application – Due Feb 7, 2022

The online application for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year is open! The application, along with eligibility information and a list of requirements can be found on the application webpage.

All applicants must include the information of a faculty member who has agreed to provide a recommendation; please be sure to get permission and agreement from the faculty member before listing them as your recommender.

Applications and recommendation forms must be completed by:
Monday, February 7, 2022, at 5pm. 

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, Undergraduate Program Manager.

ProtonGuru Test Preparation Scholarships

ProtonGuru is offering scholarships for MCAT, PCAT, and PA-CAT programs. They are offering both tuition and half tuition scholarships to top quality test preparation programs.

ProtonGuru is aiming to get these scholarships to students from groups in underrepresented health professions and to first-generation college students to give them equal opportunity for improved entry to health professions.

Applications are due February 10, 2022. Winners of the scholarships will be announced February 23, 2022 and winners will be notified in rolling format.

Applications can be found here. And more information can be found here.

Student-Alumni Council Scholarships

The Student-Alumni Council (SAC) is a student organization that aims to advance The Ohio State University through programs that enhance the student experience, promote student-alumni interaction, establish a spirit of loyalty to the university, and cultivate relationships between students: past, present, and future.

Every year, SAC awards a total of $1000 in scholarships to Ohio State students of all backgrounds and experiences. The application for 2022-2023 SAC scholarships is open now. All students who will be attending any Ohio State campus for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters (excluding incoming freshmen) are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. While there is ample time before the deadline, students are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.

Apply now!

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) awarded by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry provide funding for summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States.

These competitive fellowships ($5,000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. SURF fellowships will provide support for undergraduates in organic chemistry to carry out research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year. In addition, the program will provide financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations would be presented.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
Apply here.