Part of our mission is to pay forward by offering Alumni Merit Scholarships to St. Louis area high school students who plan to attend Ohio State.  The annual income from our Endowment Fund (#666876) plus fundraising throughout the year allows us to award two scholarships to deserving students.

» Learn more about our past scholarship recipients.

Through the generosity and support of our members, we continue to increase the value of our scholarships and our endowment.  Thank you for your commitment!


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Requirements for Alumni Scholarship

The Basic Application Process

ScholarshipUniverse simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships at Ohio State. This platform hosts all alumni club scholarships. Apply and/or update your profile each year by The Ohio State University priority date for maximum aid consideration.

Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Need instructions for activating your username? Contact Buckeye Link, 614-292-OHIO, for assistance.

The Scholarship Committee reviews applications, narrows down the field of applicants, and sets up interviews.

Scholarship Chair submits students to be awarded by early March.  Award information will be visible to the recipient’s Buckeye Link account.  Students must make their acceptance decision to attend Ohio State by May 1.  The Alumni Club cannot notify the recipient until acceptance is confirmed by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

National Buckeye Scholarship for Non-Ohio Residents

2021 Criteria for consideration:

• Class Rank – top 25% 

• ACT composite score 29+ or

• SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math Score equivalent of 1330 or higher

Value: $13,500 ($54,000 over four years)

Admitted students are automatically considered for this award if they meet minimum eligibility criteria and apply for admission by November 1.  The National Buckeye Scholarship may be combined with the Maximus, Provost or Trustees Scholarship.

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