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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. Students interested in applying for this funding should e-mail the College of Engineering Scholarship Manager, Ms. Marian Carter. Please include the name of the education abroad program and a proposed budget outlining anticipated costs.  Due to budget constraints these scholarships are limited to students with demonstrated financial need and range from $500 to $1,500.

Office of International Affairs

The Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship

Up to 34 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). In order to apply, students must:

  • 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.

Francille M. Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to full-time students attending OSU in a degree-granting program. In order to apply, students must:

  • have a minimum overall GPA of 3.30;
  • be admitted to an OSU-approved semester/summer-long study abroad program (short-term programs are not eligible for this scholarship).

Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a degree (major or minor) in international studies, to students who can demonstrate financial need, and who have not received another major study abroad scholarship (e.g. Wolfe Scholarship) from the Office of International Affairs.

For more information visit the OIA website.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), as part of its mission to facilitate international learning opportunities for Ohio State undergraduate students, will provide financial support up to $2,000 per student recipient. Special consideration will be given to ODI Scholars and students who are going abroad for the first time. In order to apply, students must:

  • be enrolled undergraduate students during the semester of travel;
  • be participating in an OSU-approved educational abroad program managed through the Office of International Affairs (OIA);
  • have completed two semsters of study at OSU by the time the program begins (the equivalent of junior standing is required for undergraduate transfer students);
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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.

Mershon Center for International Security Studies

International Security Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship supports undergraduates whose professional training and career plans lie in the field of international security and would benefit by studying in a foreign country.  The Mershon Center is also interested in study abroad opportunities that emphasize the role of peace-building and development initiatives globally. It will also consider programs that are related to the university's Discovery Themes in health and wellness, energy and the environment, and food production and security.

Students are encouraged to take foreign language courses, especially those deemed critical for national security (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Farsi) and priority will be given to students who are preparing for a career related to international security studies. 

Applications will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary review committee and as many as 12 scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded.

For more information visit the Mershon Center 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: