Apply for a scholarship

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Cleveland scholarship fund has been established through the hard work of our club members, the generosity of our donors and many Buckeye fans and alumni. In August, we awarded scholarships to six Greater Cleveland students who will be attending Ohio State this fall. Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Graduate from a high school located in Cuyahoga County
  • Be admitted and committed to attend Ohio State
  • Record of participation in school, community, extracurricular activities, and academic merit
  • Quality of answers to several essay questions.
  • The top 20 candidates will be invited to a phone interview with our local scholarship committee

ScholarshipUniverse simplifies the process of finding and applying for internal and external scholarships at Ohio State. This platform hosts all alumni club scholarships. Apply and/or update your profile each year by The Ohio State University priority date for maximum aid consideration.

Log in to ScholarshipUniverse using your Ohio State username (lastname.#) and password. Need instructions for activating your username? Contact Buckeye Link, 614-292-OHIO, for assistance.

Further information on scholarships and Financial Aid at Ohio State can be found here. For questions, contact Leslie Smith,, 614-292-6576 at the Alumni Association.

To donate to The Greater Cleveland Alumni Scholars Endowment Fund, visit our online giving page to make a gift.