Education Abroad Scholarships

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering has scholarship funds earmarked for students who participate in education abroad or international service-learning programs. Engineering students, participating on an approved engineering education abroad program through the Office of International Affairs, will automatically be reviewed for scholarships based on financial need. Due to budget constraints these scholarships are limited to students with demonstrated financial need and range from $500 to $1,500.

Students participating in international internships interested in applying for this funding should e-mail the College of Engineering Scholarship Office at Please include the name of the program, your acceptance letter from the organization, and a proposed budget outlining anticipated costs. 

*In order to receive the scholarship, students will need to confirm that they have submitted a Cost of Attendance Appeal with Student Financial Aid. Instructions will be provided in your scholarship notification email. 

Office of International Affairs

The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship

Up to 30 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending OSU in a degree-granting program and participating in an Ohio State approved semester, May session, summer or academic year study abroad program (programs that occur during winter break or spring break are not eligible). Critieria for consideration include:

  • be an Ohio resident, who has graduated from an Ohio high school;
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00;
  • be sophomore, junior, or senior standing at the time of the study abroad program;
  • have an active application to an OSU-approved study abroad program.

For more information visit the OIA website.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports underrepresented student participation in education abroad through the ODI Education Abroad Scholarship program. For the 2018-2019 academic year, ODI will grant awards between $500 and $1000 to ODI Scholars who are admitted to Ohio State education abroad programming that occurs during Spring semester 2019, May/Summer 2019 and Fall semester 2019. 


  • Students who have no prior study abroad and/or international travel experience
  • Full-time, degree seeking undergraduate, graduate or professional students in good academic standing who engage in ODI programming and services
  • Active application to an Ohio State approved Spring or Spring Break, May/Summer, or Fall Semester education abroad program

For more information visit the ODI website.

Undergraduate Research Office

Summer Research Fellowships

ODI Summer Research Fellowships in the amount of $3,500 provide highly motivated students in any field of study with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project with an OSU faculty member.  In order to apply, students must:

  • be making adequate progress towards a major;
  • be enrolled as an Ohio State student during Spring Semester and Autumn Semester, but not enrolled during Summer Semester.

For more information visit the URO website.

East Asian Studies Center

Undergraduate STEM FLAS Fellowships

The East Asian Studies Center seeks applications each year for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. These fellowships are available to undergraduate students of junior or senior standing in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field who have successfully completed two years of East Asian language study at the college level. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply (international students are not eligible).

For more information visit the EAS website.

External Funding


RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.

For more information visit the DAAD RISE website.

100,000 Strong Initiative

The mission of the 100,000 Strong Foundation is to promote the expansion and diversification of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China. The goal is to bridge the gap between cultures, strengthen the bilateral economic and strategic relationship, and enhance global stability. Any student can potentially be part of 100,000 Strong! A wide variety of study abroad opportunities, from language immersion programs to cultural and field-specific exchanges, as well as scholarships and fellowships, are available.

For more information visit the 100,000 Strong website.

Cargill Global Scholars Program

In addition to an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to three years, the Cargill Global Scholars Program provides leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program with executives from Cargill.  These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars’ leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decisions makers.
Students specializing in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Agriculture Related Field
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Food Science
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy

To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program please visit: