Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid, minimally paid, or underpaid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities. You can learn more on the CAF website.

The application deadline for Summer 2024 opportunities is March 2, 2024. The application is found on Scholarship Universe. This is a university-wide platform and resource designed to aid in the search for available funding, awards, and scholarships.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants

Applications for the Spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) and International Research Grant (IRG) competition are currently available.

Students may apply to both competitions if they wish. Please refer to the ASC Honors website to determine eligibility.

Applications are due to aschonors@osu.edu by 5pm on February 9, 2023. Awards will be announced in April. Students may earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $12,000.

Please direct questions to Rebecca Sallade at sallade.3@osu.edu.

Beckman Scholars Program: Info Session 1/18

The Beckman Scholars Program is funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. In 2022, The Ohio State University joined 13 other universities to participate in the Beckman Scholars Program. This funding allows for 2 exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students to participate in a 15-month mentored research experience. This funding will last for 3 years, with support for 2 students each year.

The 2024-2025 application deadline is February 5, 2024.

Professors Christine Thomas and Venkat Gopalan will conduct an information session through Zoom on Thursday, January 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Please contact Emily Potter at potter.276@osu.edu to request the Zoom meeting link. For any other information pertaining to the program and the application, please email beckmanscholars@osu.edu.

Scholarship & Training Opportunity: MARC T34 at OSU

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

This is Ohio State’s first T34 grant for Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the “Molecules to Society” MARC T34 at Ohio State is to increase diversity in the next generation of biomedical scholars doing impactful research. This will be accomplished by providing undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups with a research-focused training program that includes courses, experiential learning, faculty and graduate student mentoring, and peer-support.


Information Sessions:

  • Tues, January 23 at 5:00 PM in Hale Hall MLK Lounge
  • Wed, January 31 at 5:00PM in Hale Hall 110B

RSVP here.


Program Features and Benefits:

  • Training for future biomedical, research focused advanced degrees (PhD or MD/PhD)
  • Experiential learning, mentoring, & peer-support
  • Training in research methods
  • Preparation for graduate school success
  • Scholarship: Tuition support and stipend

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Rising junior in Autumn 2024
  • Chemistry, engineering, public health, biomedical sciences, or STEM majors
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Research-oriented and interested in research-focused higher degree program (PhD or MD/PhD)
  • Previous research experience is NOT required
  • One essay to address your interest in being a MARC scholar
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (At least one letter from an academic reference)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

Questions may be addressed to marc@osu.edu.

CBC Scholarship Application Open

The CBC Scholarship Application is now open. The application is available on the OSU Student Financial Aid ScholarshipUniverse platform.

Applications are due February 15, 2024.

Scholarship eligibility consists of the following:

  • Current OSU student seeking a BA or BS degree in chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Have completed 1 semester at the OSU main campus or regional campus.
  • Have completed the OSU FAFSA deadline by February 15, 2024 (domestic students only).
  • Have received permission from an OSU faculty member to list them as your recommendation provider.

The application consists of 8 questions, including 5 narrative questions that ask you to describe:

  • Your future career goals.
  • Your experience with undergraduate research, if any. (This is not a requirement to be eligible for a scholarship.)
  • Your experiences as a chemistry TA, peer mentor, or chemistry tutor. Teaching and learning experiences not related to chemistry will also be considered.
  • Your involvement with university clubs, outreach opportunities, and/or internships.
  • An explanation of why you are a strong candidate to receive a CBC scholarship.

In April of 2023, the CBC Scholarship Committee awarded 81 recipients a total of $408,500 in scholarship funds for academic year 2023-24. The committee looks forward to your application. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez at ramirez.159@osu.edu.

Truman Scholarship Information Session

The Truman Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding third-year students in preparation for careers in public service. The scholarship contributes up to $30,000 towards future graduate education and offers opportunities for professional and leadership development.

On Wednesday, October 18 at 2 pm via Zoom, the Undergraduate Fellowship Office is holding an information session and workshop for the Truman Scholarship for undergraduate students in their junior year. They’ll discuss the objectives of the award, eligibility requirements, and application process. Participants will also engage in guided brainstorming processes to generate content for their application essays.

Registration for the event is required.

Learn more information about award opportunities for undergraduate students at the following links: Truman Scholarship, Public Policy and International Affairs Program, and other opportunities supported by the Undergraduate Fellowship Office.

Questions? Reach out to the Undergraduate Fellowship Office at fellowships@osu.edu.

Goldwater Scholarship Information Session

On Monday, October 16 at 2 pm via Zoom, the Undergraduate Fellowship Office is holding an information session and workshop for the Goldwater Scholarship and other STEM awards and internships for undergraduate students in their freshmen, sophomore, and junior years. They’ll discuss the objectives of the awards, eligibility requirements, and application components. Participants will also engage in guided brainstorming processes to generate content for application essays.

Registration for the event is required.

The Goldwater Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding sophomores and juniors with demonstrated commitment to research and academic excellence in sciences, engineering, and mathematics. The scholarship contributes $7,500 in educational expenses for undergraduate study per remaining year and sets awardees up for additional competitive awards in the future.

Competitive students will have a high GPA (3.8+), research experience, and intend to pursue a PhD and research career.

Find out more information about award opportunities for undergraduate STEM students at the following links: Goldwater ScholarshipDAAD RISE internship program, and other opportunities supported by the Undergraduate Fellowship Office.

Questions? Reach out to the Undergraduate Fellowship Office at fellowships@osu.edu.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship and International Research Grant Open

Applications, eligibility requirements, and recommendation forms for the Autumn 2023 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) and International Research Grant (IRG) competition are currently available.

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 13, 2023 (before 5:00 PM). Awards will be announced in December. Students may earn scholarships ranging from $250 to $8,000.

Please direct questions to Lindsey Chamberlain, Assistant Dean of Academic Enrichment at chamberlain.55@osu.edu.

Monda International Scholarship Fund

The Monda International Experience Scholarship is a need-based award open to Columbus campus undergraduate students with a declared major in the Arts and Sciences. Awards are made twice each year. Hundreds of students have benefitted since the scholarship was created in 2012.

To be considered for or eligible for funding:

  • You must have a current FAFSA on file with Ohio State.
  • Your global education program must be a credit-bearing study abroad program that is approved by Ohio State.

(This funding does not apply to service learning programs or internships.) Please see the Office of International Affairs global education search engine for a listing of Ohio State-approved study abroad programs. Students may apply for funding before being admitted to their program.


Application Deadlines

There are two deadlines each year depending on when you plan to study abroad.

Autumn 2023 Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Applies to funding for winter break 2023, spring semester 2024, and spring break 2024 global education programs.

Spring 2024 Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024, at 4 p.m.
Applies to funding for all summer 2024, autumn semester (only) 2024, and academic year 2024 – 2025 global education programs.

Link to application.