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OGO Scholarships & Grants

The Office of Global Opportunities is proud to offer an array of different scholarships to support study abroad and study away programs. These awards are offered twice a year, and applicants should apply based on the term in which their program travels. 

Beyond the scholarships offered by the Office of Global Opportunities and the Ohio International Consortium, you may also want to review our list of additional funding sources. This includes scholarships administered by other Ohio University Offices, Affiliates, Civic Organizations, Foundations, and Institutions, as well as, Nationally Competitive International Scholarships.

Estimated Timelines

Scholarships offered may vary from year to year, and estimated timelines are indicated below. Students should check the semester prior to departure for updates:

  • Winter Break, Spring Semester, Spring Break experiences: 
    • Open: Beginning of Fall semester 
    • Deadline:  early October
    • Award notification: November
  • Summer, Fall Semester, and Academic Year experiences: 
    • Open: Mid-Fall semester
    • Deadline:   late February/early March
    • Award notification: March/April

Note: Award notification may take up to 1 month after the application deadline, and students may need to make decisions about their program participation prior to knowing the status of funding from scholarships. 

What should I apply for?

The table below lists several OGO-sponsored awards. To narrow down which scholarships you may be eligible for, utilize the filter feature of this table to explore Class Rank, GPA, Residency, and Program Location requirements. You are also able to sort this chart by clicking on the header for any of the columns.

  • Class Rank - Freshman (Fresh.), Sophomore (Soph.), Junior (Jr.), Senior (Sr.), Grad (Graduate and HCOM students)
  • GPA - If a scholarship/grant has a minimum GPA it is listed in this chart.
  • Residency - United States Citizen (US), Permanent Resident (Perm Res), International Students (Int'l)
  • Program Location - Domestic (Programs based in the United States), International (Programs based abroad), Virtual (Programs based online)
  • Deadline - The deadline for the current application cycle. 

For more information on a specific scholarship or grant, please select the scholarship's name to navigate to its website. 

Did you know? You don't have to be accepted on a program to apply for an OGO scholarship! You will want to have a program identified, but you can apply for funding regardless of where you are at in the program's application process.


Scholarship/GrantClass RankGPAResidencyProgram LocationDeadline Apply Now
OGO Need-Based Travel GrantFresh. Soph., Jr., or Sr. US; Perm ResDomestic, International, Virtual03/01/2024Apply Now
OGO Graduate & HCOM Travel AwardGrad US; Perm Res; Int'lDomestic, International, Virtual03/01/2024Apply Now
First Passport GrantFresh. Soph., Jr., Sr. US; Perm ResNot Required Closed for AY 23-24
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and OGO Gilman Incentive GrantFresh. Soph., Jr., or Sr. US; International Only  See website for details
OGO Regional & eCampus Student ScholarshipFresh. Soph., Jr., Sr., Grad US; Perm Res; Int'lDomestic, International, Virtual03/01/2024Apply Now
OGO First Gen ScholarshipFresh. Soph., Jr., or Sr. US; Perm Res; Int'lDomestic, International, Virtual03/01/2024Apply Now
OGO Language Immersion ScholarshipFresh. Soph., Jr., Sr., Grad US; Perm Res; Int'lDomestic & International03/01/2024Apply Now
J. Michael Lawrie Global Education ScholarshipJr. or Sr.3.2US; Perm Res; Int'lInternational Only03/01/2024Apply Now
Dr. Michael and Mrs. Marilyn Day AwardFresh. Soph., Jr., or Sr.3.2US; Perm ResInternational Only03/01/2024Apply Now
M. Duane and C. Ruth Nellis International Travel Award Fresh. Soph., Jr., or Sr. US; Perm ResInternational Only03/01/2024Apply Now
Stuart Ross Study-in-Italy ScholarshipFresh. Soph., Jr., or Sr. US; Perm Res; Int'lInternational Only (Italy)03/01/2024Apply Now