The Ohio State University at Marion


Marion Scholarship Information

The Ohio State University at Marion is pleased to provide eligible students with a variety of sources for college funding, including nearly $1.2 million annually in campus-based scholarships. Our scholarship program is funded by the generous support of many area residents and organizations.

How to Apply

  • Priority consideration for Marion campus scholarships is given to students who apply for admission to The Ohio State University at Marion by February 1, 2018 (for students wishing to begin their studies in the summer or fall semester of 2018).
  • Please visit go.osu.edu/marionadmissions for complete information and to access the application.
  • All components of the admission application (online form, $60 application fee or approved fee waiver and official transcript/s) must be received by the above deadline to be considered on-time, so please be sure to order your high school and/or prior college transcripts sent to the Admissions Office well ahead of the above deadline.
  • Official transcripts for applicants to any Ohio State campus should be submitted to the university by your high school and/or prior college/s electronically, or by mail to the following address:

Ohio State Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 182646
Columbus, OH 43218-2646

  • Freshmen applicants for the Columbus campus are strongly encouraged to complete and submit all parts of their admission application by Columbus' November 1 Early Action deadline and to check Marion as their alternate choice campus on the Common Application to ensure scholarship consideration at Marion if they are denied admission to Columbus.
  • Early Action applicants to Columbus who receive a decision of “Deferred” or who accept the offer of a position on the Waitlist are encouraged to consider changing their application to the Marion campus by our February 1 deadline to ensure consideration for a potential Marion campus scholarship award.


Award Criteria

  • All award amounts listed below are based on two full-time semesters of attendance, and do not include any other Federal, State or external financial aid for which the student may qualify. Our full-time, in-state tuition rate for new, first-semester freshmen is only $7,553 per year ($3,777 per semester). Full-time tuition for new in-state transfer students is $7,140 ($3,570 per semester).
  • High school graduates who have never enrolled in college courses after graduation will be awarded based upon the following criteria, using academic data received by the February 1 deadline. Additional academic data received after February 1 will not result in any change to an initial award.

Marion County Resident Freshman

Class Rank Award* ACT Composite Award*
Top 10% $3,500 and/or 30+ $3,500
Top 11-25% $3,000 and/or 27-29 $3,000
Top 26-35% $2,500 and/or 24-26 $2,500
Top 36-50% $2,000 and/or 21-23 $2,000
Top 51-65% $1,500 and/or 18-20 $1,500

*includes accumulated Go Buck$ credit for Marion Harding graduates
*the table that gives a student the highest award depending on rank vs. ACT composite will be used

Non-Marion County Resident Freshman

Class Rank Award* ACT Composite Award*
Top 10% $2,500 and/or 30+ $2,500
Top 11-25% $2,250 and/or 27-29 $2,250
Top 26-35% $2,000 and/or 24-26 $2,000
Top 36-50% $1,500 and/or 21-23 $1,500
Top 51-65% $1,200 and/or 18-20 $1,200

*the table that gives a student the highest award depending on rank vs. ACT composite will be used
*due to a greater proportion of our scholarship funds having been earmarked by local donors for Marion county resident students, we are able to offer higher awards to students from Marion county.

"First-Choice" Incentive*

Apply for freshman admission directly to Ohio State Marion as your “first-choice” Ohio State campus for the fall semester of 2018 by December 1, 2017and receive an additional $500 added to the award amounts above!

*All components of the application (online form, $60 application fee or approved fee waiver and official transcript/s) must be received by the December 1 deadline in order to qualify.

Marion County Transfer Students

Marion county residents who have enrolled for college credit after high school graduation and who apply for admission to the Marion campus as a degree-seeking student by our February 1 priority deadline will be awarded based upon the following criteria.

Combined Prior College GPA Award
4 $2,500
3.7 - 3.99 $2,250
3.4 - 3.69 $2,000
3.2 - 3.39 $1,500
3.0 - 3.19 $1,200

President's Affordability Grant*

All new students who file a FAFSA by the February 1 priority deadline and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 14,300 or lower will be awarded a $1,250 need-based grant, regardless of grade point average.

*Criteria listed are for the 2017-2018 academic year, and may be subject to change for subsequent years.