The Ohio State University at Lima

Financial Aid: Scholarships

FAFSA School Code for Ohio State: 003090

Important changes to tuition and fee policies

2020 Freshman Scholarship
Choose Lima First Scholarship Award

  • Current High School Senior
  • Applying for Autumn 2020 and selecting the Lima campus as their FIRST CHOICE Ohio State campus.
  • Minimum high school GPA: 2.70
  • Deadline to apply: Dec 15
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 - 18 credit hours per-semester)
  • Acceptance fee must be paid by the May 1 deadline
  • Must earn a 2.0 Autumn 2020 GPA to be renewed for Spring 2021

Scholarship amount: $1,200*
*$600 for Autumn 2020 and renewable for an additional $600 for Spring 2021. If the student is eligible for the Buckeye Affordability Grant for Spring 2021, the student is not eligible for the Spring 2021 term renewal of the Choose Lima First Scholarship.

No separate scholarship application is required.

Application Documents

You may print, complete and return the following forms to the Financial Aid office:

Ohio State Application for Special Scholarships (Deadline February 1, 2020) Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Arthur and Marian Rudd Scholars - Five new freshmen students are named Rudd Scholars each academic year; one will receive a full-tuition scholarship, and four will receive half-tuition scholarships renewable for a maximum of 8 semesters while attending Ohio State Lima. Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to Allen and Auglaize County students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Ohio State Lima scholarships. Rudd Scholars Application -- (Deadline February 15, 2020) In-State Freshmen Only

The Griffith Family Scholarship - (Freshmen only) Provides scholarships to deserving freshmen students from Hardin County who are attending Ohio State Lima. The applicants must have a background in agriculture but do not have to pursue a degree in agriculture. Students from Ada(Ohio) High School with or without an agricultural background will also be considered. Griffith Family Application (Deadline March 15, 2020) Freshmen only

The Osborn Family Scholarship - (Freshmen only) Scholarships for students at The Ohio State University at Lima with special consideration for first generation scholars and students from Putnam or Henry County. Award by the Osborn Family. Osborn Family Scholarship (Deadline March 15, 2020) Freshmen only

J.J. Walter Scholarship in History - Established by the Schuler-Walter Foundation, this scholarship provides one history major at The Ohio State University at Lima with a $2,250 scholarship. Students must be approved and declared history majors. J.J. Walter Scholarship in History (May 1, 2020)

The Martha W. Farmer Theatre Scholarship Fund -Established by Martha Farmer. Income provides scholarships based on academic merit for talented undergraduates at the Lima Campus preparing for a theatre major, or for former Lima Campus students majoring in theatre at the Columbus Campus. Awarded by the Theater Department. For more information contact Margaret Anich M.F.A at

J. McLean Reed Music Fund - Recognizes Dr. Reed's dedication and support of the campus' music program. Supports scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership and excellence in music. Awarded by the Music Department. For more information contact Dr. Margaret Young at

Zelma L. Roeder Memorial Scholarship Fund - Income provides scholarships for Lima Campus students who are music majors or minors, with preference to students of keyboard instruments. Awarded by the Ohio State Lima Music Department. For more information contact Dr. Margaret Young at

Roy E. And Zelma L. Roeder Memorial Fund - Income provides the Roy and Zelma Roeder Award to outstanding students in music and business. For more information contact Dr. Margaret Young at

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.

Listed below are some good mainstream websites that you can use to search for other aid opportunities.

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