The Department awards several general-aid scholarships each spring to deserving students - both current students and those who are just graduating from high school. The deadline for the general-aid scholarship application is always the Friday before Spring Break.
Additionally, the department offers two specific-use scholarships. The Kirby Kennedy Wyatt II Scholarship Fund primarily provides financial grants in the form of travel expenses, conference fees, and exhibition support to undergraduate students interested in Theatre Technology and Design. The Varner Innovative Production (VIP) Fund is specifically for student projects that are not funded within the department for student-directed initiatives that require an extra measure of investment and sacrifice on the part of the students who commit to bring productions to the stage.
Each application form includes instructions for how to apply.
- General-Aid Scholarship Application for High School Seniors [pdf]
- General-Aid Scholarship Application for Current Transfer Students [pdf]
- Kirby Kennedy Wyatt II Scholarship Fund in Theatre Technology and Design [pdf]
Arts & Humanities Scholarship Opportunities
Students majoring in the Arts & Humanities are eligible for additional funding in research and travel.
Federal, State and Institutional Grants
A grant is gift assistance awarded through federal, state, or university funds to undergraduate students with high financial need. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART), Ohio Grant Programs, and other university grants. To qualify for these grants you must demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal and state governments, as well as the university.
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a need-based program which provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.
Scholarships can come from different sources and have various awarding criteria. Ohio State offers numerous institutional scholarships for incoming freshmen and enrolled students. Ohio State students also receive a wide array of scholarships from external donors and outside resources.
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