Financial Aid: Scholarships

A scholarship application is NOT required for the Choose Lima First Scholarship Freshman Award. Scholarship is awarded upon enrollment.

Ohio State Lima awards over $450k in special scholarships each year from more than 40 scholarship funds. These special scholarships are designated for Lima campus, new and current, students and are awarded through the Ohio State Lima Office of Student Financial Aid. To be eligible for consideration of one of these special scholarships, all students must complete the 2024-2025 Ohio State Lima Scholarship Application via ScholarshipUniverse. Please note, some special scholarships require completion of the FAFSA.

The university offers hundreds of scholarships with a wide variety of eligibility criteria.
To apply each year, file a FAFSA and complete the ScholarshipUniverse application by the priority date of March 15.

ScholarshipUniverse is a scholarship-matching tool that simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships. Once you create your profile, ScholarshipUniverse will alert you to possible scholarship matches. You'll need your Ohio State username and password - which you activate after you apply for admission - to get started. For more:

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

These applications are to be completed online, if you need assistance, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Looking for outside help?

Students can apply for external scholarships through churches, professional, civic or service organizations, or private foundations. High school counselors can typically provide more information on these opportunities in your area.

The Financial Aid Office here at Ohio State Lima frequently receives information on external scholarships. We periodically send out emails to students as we receive information.

Lima Rotary Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria Applicant:

  1. Live or work in Allen County, Ohio.
  2. Be a high school graduate, have a GED or be eligible to receive a degree or GED.
  3. Must pursue a degree or certification in Allen County, Ohio.
  4. Cannot be an immediate member of a Lima Rotary family.
  5. Cannot also be having tuition paid by such organizations as the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.

Please Note: These sites are for students information and Ohio State Lima does not endorse nor is it responsible for false information reported on any of the sites. Caution should be used in any instance where a Social Security Number or other personal information is requested. Please remember that if you are asked to pay to be considered for a scholarship, it is likely a scam.

Contact us if you need assistance or have additional questions.

The Ohio State University at Lima
Student Financial Aid Office
Student Services Center
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804
Phone: 567-242-7520
FAX: 567-242-7506