In addition to scholarships available at the University and college levels, the School of Chemical Engineering awards a number of scholarships which are funded by alumni, friends, and industrial partners. These range from $1000 to $5000 per year and include awards to incoming freshmen. Criteria include academic achievement, professional contributions, financial need, and leadership in both classroom and extra-curricular activities.
For continuing students, the application form can be found here. The submission process for ChE scholarships is open until the first week of classes in the Fall semester, and the School Scholarship Committee selects awardees by the middle September. This is a once per year process. See the notices in 423 EN for details on the dates.
The School of Chemical Engineering awards scholarships for incoming freshmen students declaring chemical engineering as their intended major; and selection is based on ACT/SAT test scores and high school grades and activities as revealed on the applications to the university. These High School Excellence scholarships from ChE are awarded in April, implying that students must have applied to OSU and filled in the scholarship form by about January.
We also have opportunities for students to work with faculty members on research projects with financial support. Interested students need to meet with individual faculty members and “sell” their ability and commitment to the work. Link to the faculty pages to read about the research interests of the professors. Normally, undergraduates participating in research have completed the sophomore classes.
Many students earn both money and valuable experience in summer internship programs with industry. Normally, internships are offered to those undergraduates who have completed the sophomore classes. Opportunities are available through the CEAT Career Services office in 101 EN.
Finally, the OSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid can reveal off-campus scholarships and student loan opportunities.