Fall 2024 Ohio State University Eminence Scholarship (US Based)

Scholarship Awarding University:
Ohio State University

Type of degree:

Scholarship Deadline:
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 15th of November, 2023

Scholarship Summary:
Ohio State University is awarding the Eminence Scholarship to freshmen students (US citizens and permanent residents only) who have excellent academic credentials and leadership ability. The selection committee looks for students who have demonstrated potential as academic scholars and leaders both inside and outside the classroom. Applicants should be driven to excel and be interested in the support of a small community of peers.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
Eligibility requirements include;
a) U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
b) All applicants must apply to the Ohio State University Honors Program.
c) Fellows are selected based on outstanding potential and all majors are encouraged to apply. There is no “typical” Eminence Fellow.

Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:
Robust curriculum and strong GPA
Top 10% (and above) class rank
Curiosity as demonstrated by research or equivalent experiences
Official ACT or SAT scores (optional)

Demonstrated commitment to a cause, program, issue, or idea
Demonstrated commitment to improving life for others

Written expression through essays (Common Application and Eminence)
Video introduction through a 2-minute YouTube link

Value of Scholarship:
The Eminence Scholarship covers the full cost of attendance (tuition, fees, room and board) at Ohio State for eight semesters of full-time enrollment, plus an enrichment grant valued at up to $5,000 accessible after the first year of successful study.

Scholarship Application Guide:
To apply;
1. Applicants must apply to the University by the November 1 early action deadline. When completing the Ohio State admissions application, applicants must indicate their interest in University Honors and complete the associated essay.

2. Within 1-5 days, the applicant will receive an email that acknowledges Ohio State's receipt of the student's admission application and provides a unique Ohio State username (lastname.#), along with instructions on activating this username and setting up a password.

3. Applicants must then complete the Eminence Application by the November 15 deadline. The applicant's Ohio State username and password are required to apply.
There are two components of the Eminence Application:
  a. Eminence Essay
  b. Video Introduction (via an unlisted YouTube link)
The Scholarship Selection Committee will have access to the student’s Common Application and consider it in the selection process.

4. Finalist Interview: A select number of applicants will be named as finalists and will be notified in early January 2024. All finalists will be invited to interview virtually, and interviews will take place in January and February. Interview details will be directly emailed to all finalists.

5. Finalist Friday: All finalists will participate in an OSU/Eminence immersion experience on Finalist Friday, scheduled for March 1, 2024.

Scholarship Website:
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Ohio State University Undergraduate Scholarship Page.