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Education Abroad Scholarships

Global Education Scholarships

College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture

The College of Engineering provides scholarships exclusively available for students enrolled in the College of Engineering and the Knowlton School who actively engage in global opportunities, such as education abroad, international research, service-learning programs, and virtual international programming. Specifically, scholarships are reserved for Engineering and Knowlton School students participating in university-sponsored approved international engineering programs. Please note that students not enrolled in the College of Engineering or the Knowlton School are not eligible to apply. To ensure timely processing, please make sure to complete the correct application corresponding to your semester of travel, as provided below.

Program Term

Scholarship Application Opens

Scholarship Application Deadline

Scholarship application link

Summer term programs

September 1st

January 12th

Spring course with Autumn travel - Tanzania

September 1st

February 1st

Autumn term programs

January 1st

July 1st

Spring course with Spring Break travel

July 1st

November 1st

Deadlines are established to aid students in financial planning, and notification is expected within two weeks after the scholarship application deadline. Processing dates are subject to change. Please note that all awards are subject to availability, typically ranging from $500 to $2000 on average. In some cases, students may need to submit a Cost of Attendance Appeal (COA) Appeal to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The COA Appeal may increase a student’s eligibility to receive financial aid.  For any inquiries, please contact the College of Engineering Scholarships Office.

Office of International Affairs

Global Online Learning Scholarship

This scholarship was created to support virtual international experiences beginning in summer 2021. Scholarships in the amount of $250 each will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending The Ohio State University in a degree-granting program and participating in virtual experience. Criteria for consideration include:

  • Good academic standing
  • Year of study at Ohio State
  • STEP program status

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). Criteria 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 on theses scholarships, 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 Fellowships 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 UFO office.

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

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

For more information, visit the Gilman website.

Gilman STEM Supplemental Award

The Gilman Program is providing supplemental awards of up to $1,000 each for a Gilman Scholar to conduct STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program. Students can select to be considered for the STEM Supplemental Award through the Gilman application. Students applying for this supplemental award will need to share additional details (no more than 1,000 characters) about STEM research associated with their study abroad program and its contribution to their future academic and/or career goals. They will also include their anticipated research costs as part of their estimated total cost.

Learn more here.


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.

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: 

College of Engineering Scholarship Office Contact

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