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University Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded by the university to students based on academic performance and other factors indicated on the application for admission. In most cases, university merit scholarships do not requires that students complete an additional application; however, review the website to learn more about the availability of scholarships. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships should pay close attention to published deadlines.​

Need-Based Aid

Students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for need-based aid administered by the university. To be considered for need-based aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which serves as the basis for determining need. Pay close attention to published deadlines to be considered for need-based aid and review the Student Financial Aid website at sfa.osu.edu.

Biomedical Science Scholarships

All students admitted to the Biomedical Science major are automatically considered for scholarships; no additional application is required. Typically, all Biomedical Science students receive a Biomedical Science scholarship, which is in addition to any scholarships offered by the university. For the 2018 freshman class, the Biomedical Science scholarship was $1,000 per student. Scholarships are renewable for three additional years, provided students meet renewal criteria. Renewal criteria is announced when scholarships are awarded.

Local and Regional Scholarships

Students should also consider applying for local and regional scholarships available through their high school or local organizations. Consider the availability of scholarships at a parent’s place of employment, local professional organizations and associations, foundations, and non-profit organizations.​​​​​​