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O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship

The O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Office of International Affairs to support and encourage underrepresented and diverse student populations to participate in Ohio State education abroad opportunities. In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), 8-10 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 to:

  • Students who are part of the following ODI Young Scholars Program

            2018-2019 cohort (first-year students)

            2017-2018 cohort (second-year students)

            2016-2017 cohort (third-year students)


  • Strong preference will be given to first, second and third year Young Scholars who have no prior international travel experience
  • Scholarship recipients must utilize their scholarship before December 31, 2019
  • The scholarship may be used for Ohio State approved education abroad programming only
  • Receipt of the O-H-I-O scholarship does not guarantee admission to an Ohio State approved study abroad program; recipients will need to submit a separate application for their chosen study abroad program
  • Recipients must be in good academic standing at time of application and at the time funding is disbursed
  • Recipients must remain in good academic standing while maintaining continuous fulltime enrollment (not including summers) at Ohio State

Students do not need to have an active application to an Ohio State approved education abroad program on file at the time of scholarship application. The Office of International Affairs will disburse the O-H-I-O scholarship to recipients during the term of enrollment for the approved education abroad program in which they participate. Approved programming is listed on the International Affairs Education Abroad search engine at oia.osu.edu

Application Deadline

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. No exceptions or extensions will be permitted
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

Application Process and Requirements

The following materials must be submitted as one PDF attachment in a single email to Grace Johnson, johnson.136@osu.edu by 5 p.m. on November 1, 2018:

  • Completed O-H-I-O Education Abroad Scholarship form
  • Provide a statement of 250-350 words addressing how participation in education abroad will enhance your academic and professional goals
  • A copy of your current advising report (download from BuckeyeLink)
  • A letter of recommendation from an Ohio State instructor is required to complete your O-H-I-O application. The recommendation letter should address your academic performance as well as your readiness to participate in and benefit from a study abroad program. The letter (hard copy or email) must be sent to Grace Johnson, johnson.136@osu.edu, by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.