The Ohio State University at Marion


2019-2020 Marion Scholarship Program

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, 2019 (for students wishing to begin their studies in the summer or fall semester of 2019).
  • 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 (Autumn and Spring), and do not include any other Federal, State or external financial aid for which the student may qualify.
  • Summer semester awards are not available to students graduating from high school in the spring of the same calendar year.
  • The current, full-time, in-state tuition rate for new, first-semester freshmen is only $7,660 per year ($3,830 per semester).
  • The current, full-time, in-state tuition rate 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, based upon academic data on file with the OSU Admission Office as of the date of admission to the university.
  • Additional academic data received after the date of admission will not result in any change to the student’s award.
  • New admission applicants for the spring semester of 2019 will be awarded on a funds-available basis only, as it is the final term of the 2018-2019 academic year.

New Freshman*

Class Rank Award*
Top 5% $3,500
6-10% $3,000
11-20% $2,500
21-30% $2,000
30-40% $1,500
40-50% $1,000

*includes accumulated Go Buck$ credit for Marion City and Marion County high school graduates.


"First-Choice" Incentive*

Apply for freshman admission directly to Ohio State Marion as your “first-choice” Ohio State campus for the fall semester of 2019 by December 1, 2018 and receive an additional $500 in addition to the above amounts.

* 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.


New Transfer Students

New applicants who have enrolled for college credit after high school graduation and who apply for admission to the Marion campus as a degree-seeking student for the summer or fall semesters of 2019 by our February 1, 2019 priority deadline will be awarded based upon the following criteria.

Combined Prior College GPA Award
3.7 - 4.0 $3,000
3.4 - 3.69 $2,500
3.2 - 3.39 $2,000
3.0 - 3.19 $1,500

* includes accumulated Go Buck$ credit for Marion City and Marion County high school graduates.

President's Affordability Grant*

All new students who file a FAFSA by the February 1, 2019 priority deadline and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 14,300 or lower will be awarded a $1,250 need-based grant. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please visit http://sfa.osu.edu/incoming-freshmen/about-aid/types-of-aid for complete details.

* Criteria listed are for the 2018-2019 academic year, and may be subject to change for subsequent years.

Buckeye Affordability Grant – Free Tuition for Pell Grant Recipients

Full-time, Ohio resident students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, and who submit their FAFSA to the university by February 1, 2019 will receive the Buckeye Affordability Grant to cover any gap that remains between their full-time tuition charges and any other Federal, State or university grant and scholarship aid. Additional terms and conditions apply. Please visit http://sfa.osu.edu/incoming-freshmen/about-aid/types-of-aid for complete details.