Templeton Scholars Program Application Submission


All Templeton Scholars Program Application materials must be submitted to the OMSAR Office no later than February 6, 2015. Be sure you have applied to OU before this deadline.


Click to get copies of the mail-in Submission Guidelines and Personal Profile Form. To request that copies of these documents be mailed to you, contact the OMSAR Office at diversity@ohio.edu.


About the Selection Process


All candidates for the Templeton Scholars Award will be evaluated based on:


1) their academic credentials,
2) two written essays,
3) two recommendation letters, and
4) personal interviews.


The evaluation and final decisions will be made by the Templeton Scholars Selection Committee. You will be notified should you be selected as a Templeton Scholar.


Step One—Personal Profile


Click here to fill out the Personal Profile Form.


Step Two—Essays


You will submit two essays:



It is recommended that you type these essays in another text-editing program, then copy and paste them into the appropriate form in your browser when submitting. This will help prevent any time-out issues when using the above forms.


Step Three: Recommendation Letters


You will also submit two letters of recommendation from:

1) a teacher; and
2) a school counselor, club advisor, or community leader.


The letters should support your application to the scholarship program and provide the committee with insights regarding your academic achievement, leadership, and community service experiences and plans. NOTE: Recommendation letters from relatives or friends will not be accepted.

-  Referents may mail or email letters to "Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention, 31 S. Court Street, Rm. 196, Athens OH 45701; diversity@ohio.edu.


Step Four: Submission Deadline & Interview


Application materials are due no later than February 6, 2015. Early submissions are strongly encouraged: no late submissions will be accepted.


Be sure to apply to Ohio University before February 1, as applicants must be accepted to OU for consideration.


The OMSAR Office will contact eligible applicants in order to schedule an interview date.