Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based scholarships from The Ohio State University or Fisher College of Business.  *Please note: Current FCOB student scholarships that are merit-based do not require FAFSA.


Current Students: 2016-2017 Fisher College of Business Merit Scholarship Application-Deadline February 29, 2016

The 2016-2017 merit scholarship application is now closed.   Please note the new process for distribution of Fisher awards.  Receipt of a Fisher scholarship in a previous academic year does not guarantee an award for 2016-2017.

The application for the 2017-2018 school year will be open December, 2016-February 28, 2017.  

Merit Awards

The Fisher College of Business Merit Scholarship Application will be used to select students for merit scholarship awards, as identified by our generous donors.  Merit award amounts are modest, and are intended to recognize scholarship and leadership. To be eligible for select merit awards students must:

1. Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at the end of autumn 2015. 

2. Be admitted to Fisher College major & specialization by spring 2016. 

3. Be graduating SU16, AU16, SP17, SU17, AU17 or SP18 (juniors & seniors only)

Need-Based Awards

Fisher College of Business will review the budget and unmet need of every business student at Ohio State as provided by the University Office of Student Financial Aid.  There is no application for need-based awards. These awards are modest, and are intended as an investment by the college in business students. Consideration for need based awards requires:

1. Filing of the FAFSA for the 2016-2017 academic year.

2. Unmet need, after application of all university and external awards, not including loans is greater than zero.

3. Minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of autumn 2015

4. Completion of a minimum of 12 letter-graded credit hours at Ohio State at the end of autumn 2015.

Priority consideration for need-based awards will be for students who are ineligible for federal Pell Grant dollars and those who are nearest to degree completion.

The Harley E. Rouda Sr. and Marlese N. Scholarship Fund (AU 2016-SP 2017) Deadline February 29, 2016

The Fisher College of Business is pleased to announce a scholarship to support undergraduate students who are specializing in Real Estate. Students must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher to apply.  Students applying and receiving awards will be required to major in Real Estate.

Download application


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Scholarships DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2016

Fisher College is proud to award scholarships to any Ohio State student pursuing an entrepreneurship minor.  

The Fred Miller Fund for Excellence
The Fred Miller Fund for Excellence provides scholarship support to undergraduates with preference for accounting majors who exhibit leadership, community service and an entrepreneurial spirit.  The Undergraduate office at the Fisher College of Business shall make selection with formal approval by the Dean of Fisher College of Business.

The Randall C. and Peggy North Mosher Family Scholarship Fund
This fund shall be used to support on scholarship for an undergraduate student with financial need who is pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship, enrolled in classes offered by the Center for Entrepreneurship, or has otherwise expressed an interest in the study of Entrepreneurship as determined by the Fisher College of Business. The Undergraduate Programs Office of the Fisher College of Business shall be responsible for selecting scholarship recipients and coordinating these scholarships with the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Heffner Internship Scholars Program
The Fisher Undergraduate office will award three students each year (two undergraduate and one graduate or all undergraduate), with $2,500 scholarships for summer internships. The fund will support summer internship opportunities like those included in the Silicon Valley New Ventures Program or other internship opportunities that provide valuable education and hands-on work experience. All funds will be used to cover expenses traditionally not covered by academic scholarships, including travel, room, and board fees. If costs related to the recipient’s internship experience do not reach $2,500, remaining funds may be used as scholarship towards tuition.


  • Be an Ohio State University student who is in good academic standing and has a demonstrated financial need for the scholarship funds
  • If recipient is an undergraduate, s/he must secure and complete the field internship experience during sophomore or junior year or during the summer before junior or senior year
  • If recipient is a graduate student, s/he must secure and complete the field internship experience during the second year of study or during the summer before the second year
  • Internship locations must be more than 50 miles from recipient’s place of residence

The Hrusovsky Family Internship Award
The fund will support Fisher College of Business students seeking internships in information technology. Administered by the Fisher College Undergraduate office, the funds can be used to cover expenses traditionally not covered by academic scholarships, including travel, room, and board fees for each student. The award may be distributed anytime during the calendar year.

Complete the Application

Recruitment Scholarships

Fisher College of Business Undergraduate Program offers competitive recruitment scholarships to incoming freshmen students enrolled on the Columbus campus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, admitted to pre-major or major program in Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University for Autumn 2016. Renewable up to one year if selected recipients meet criteria determined by selection committee.

Please visit The Ohio State University Student Financial Aid page to locate theApplication for Special Scholarships 2016-2017. The priority application date is February 15, 2016 for all students (application available on or after August 1, 2015).

 If you have questions concerning your scholarship application, please email us atFCOB fisherugscholarship

The Ohio State University Special Scholarship Application

Scholarships can come from different sources and have various awarding criteria. Ohio State offers numerous institutional scholarships for incoming freshmen and enrolled students. Students also receive a wide array of scholarships from external donors and outside resources. Learn more about OSU scholarships.

Bartels Study Abroad Scholarship
The Office of International Education and the Fisher College of Business are pleased to announce a scholarship competition to aid undergraduate students who plan to enroll in a University-sponsored Study Abroad Program of at least 5 weeks duration and for a minimum of 9 semester hours of credit. Awards will be made on the basis of the students who have a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Students receiving awards will be required to submit proof of enrollment in an authorized OSU study abroad program or study tour.
Awards vary. Non-credit tours or excursions are not eligible. Preference will be given to Fisher College of Business students. Download an application form.  Deadline is March 14, 2015.
Office of Global Business/CIBER Study Abroad Scholarship
The Fisher College of Business Office of Global Business offers travel grants to students who participate in FCOB and/or OSU endorsed Study Abroad Programs. Strong priority will be placed on supporting business students attending programs at FCOB partner institutions. Students must submit completed materials to the Fisher College of Business Office of Global Business by 5:00 p.m., May 15th regardless of holidays or weekends. 
Office of International Affairs Scholarships
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply now for study abroad scholarships. Three scholarships administered by the Office of International Affairs are now available and applications are being accepted. The Wolfe, Firebaugh and Endowed Fund scholarships have the potential to provide a number of students with funds to help pay for their study abroad programs.
The Polish Studies Initiative
The Polish Studies Initiative (PSI) is accepting applications for scholarships and research grants for the upcoming summer.  Language training and study-abroad scholarships are available for undergraduates for May or Summer 2014.  The deadline to apply is Monday, February 3, 2014.  Read more and apply online
Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. Eligibility: Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the time they are studying abroad and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. [Gilman International Scholarship Program]
Resources External to Ohio State

As we are made aware of external funding resources for business students, we will post them here.  Please check back often, as deadlines occur across the academic year.

Cargill Global Scholars Program

The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive scholarship opportunity that provides financial support in addition to leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a mentorship program.

The scholarship recipient will receive an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to three years, to help off-set any academic related expenses, as well as participate in leadership seminars and a Cargill mentorship program with company leaders.

Please refer to the link below for full eligibility requirements and scholarship benefits , as well as the scholarship application.

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship is proud of the work we do connecting drivers with the top DUI lawyers in California. But we believe it’s just as important to nourish the next generation of leaders and professionals—and we want to do that where it matters most. Many of us involved in the site have seen firsthand how diabetes can change a life. Often, it comes without warning and it can radically alter how a person lives from day to day. But we also believe that diabetes should not be an impediment to pursuing your dreams. We want to help a student with diabetes complete their college education and launch their career. That’s why we are delighted to introduce the first-ever Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship. Our $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to both undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes and carry a 3.0 GPA. 

Deadline for Application: June 15, 2016 

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Risk and Insurance Management Society Scholarship Program for Students from Northeast Ohio

One intent of this scholarship program is to encourage students to consider and explore career opportunities in the Risk Management function. Although an academic discipline in Risk Management is preferred, we recognize that many Universities do not offer this as a major. Therefore, other majors, such as Finance, will be considered if the student can demonstrate orientation toward a Risk Management career.

In 2015, six scholarships were awarded valued at between $1,000 - $4,000, totaling $15,000 based almost entirely on information from the student application and essay. The number and value of awarded scholarships for 2016 will depend on a number of factors, including number and quality of applications received, applicant need, and our organization's funding capability.

Application deadline is June 1, 2016.  Applications are to be submitted by e-mail to 

T.E. Miller Scholarship 

This scholarship was established by The Linda & Michael Stickney Foundation.  Michael is the Broker of NorthSteppe Realty, and the great-great grandson of Thomas Ewing Miller.  In its first year, this scholarship fund is to commemorate Thomas Ewing Miller’s 125th anniversary of his Presidency and membership to the Board of Trustees to The Ohio State University.·   Applicant must have achieved sophomore status or higher at The Ohio State University

     ·   Applicant must specialize (major or minor) in Real Estate, within the Finance Department of the Fisher College of Business 
     ·   Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average
     ·   Applicant must be working through college (PT or FT)