How to Apply

Students interested in applying should personally email the following documents to

1)  A completed application form (download here).
For an example mock-up application, click here.  
2)  A current transcript (an unofficial one is acceptable).
Click here to request a transcript from the Registrar's Office.

Appliants should also select three recommenders to submit a letter of recommendation on their behalf (see details below).

All material must be received by the committee no later than February 1, 2019.

Scholarship award winners must attend the College of Arts and Sciences' A&S Scholarship Appreciation Week. During this event, recipients learn more about their scholarship, write letters to the scholarship donors, and get a photo taken with the donor. Scholarship recipients will receive more details about the A&S Scholarship Appreciation Week in their award letters.

Letters of Recommendation

Recommendations returned by students will NOT be accepted.  All recommenders must email their letters directly to  

To help your recommenders complete their part of the application process, we suggest that students copy and paste the following in an email to your recommenders:

Thank you for agreeing to provide a recommendation on my behalf to the Department of Political Science Scholarship Committee.  While each scholarship has their own eligibility requirements, these scholarships are awarded to students that excel in scholarship, leadership, and service, so I would appreciate if you speak to that as much as you are able. When you complete your letter of recommendation, please email it directly to   Please include my first and last name in the subject line of the email. 

 We encourage students to follow up with their recommendation requests to make sure that all letters are submitted before the deadline.   

Who should recommend you?

The scholarship committee requires that at least two of your recommenders be a faculty member, and at least one MUST be a member of the OSU Department of Political Science.

Given the expectations of the scholarships, we suggest that you select a slate of recommenders who, together, can speak to your performance on all of the qualifications described on the undergraduate scholarship page.