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Scholarships & Financial Aid


Financial aid can consist of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment. The university makes every effort within its means to help all students with limited financial resources secure their needed funds.

Early and realistic financial planning is essential to ensure that you will have adequate resources to be able to attend Ohio State and take advantage of the many experiences that the university offers.

Please contact the Buckeye Link at 614-292-0300 for answers to all of your financial aid questions.


We are proud to have so many high achieving students in the College of Social Work, and we award as many scholarships as possible. Our scholarships are varied and awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, and professional area of interest in social work. Scholarships are awarded to enrolled students at the end of spring semester for the following academic year; the average award amount is typically $2,500 to $3,000.


The College of Social Work Scholarship application for the 2021-2022 academic year will open November 1, 2020, and will close February 1, 2021.

If you are interested in being considered for a need-based scholarship, you must also complete the FAFSA by February 1, 2021.

You will be required to submit the following documents:

  • A personal essay that describes your career goals and aspirations and discusses how you have incorporated the values of service and social justice in your work, volunteer, and educational experiences and in your interactions with others.
  • A one-page résumé that highlights work, volunteer, and educational experiences relevant to the social work field.
  • The name and contact information of two academic or professional references.