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President's Prize

Info sessions in April and June. Applications due by July 14th.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:00 am to Fri, July 14, 2017, 11:45 pm

What is the prize?

Each year, two graduating seniors will be selected as President’s Prize scholars – the highest recognition Ohio State bestows on exceptional students committed to social change. Recipients are selected for the boldness of their ideas, their capacity to champion change and their commitment to the global community.

Each recipient will receive a $50,000 living stipend and up to $50,000 in startup funding to implement an innovative project to positively impact a local, national or global community. Each recipient also will receive access to an exclusive network of agents for change, the mentorship of accomplished experts and the opportunity to share innovative ideas with Ohio State’s global community of alumni, friends and partners. Candidates from all areas of study will be considered.

Who is eligible?

Any full-time graduating senior who will receive his/her first undergraduate degree in autumn 2017, spring 2018 or summer 2018 is eligible to apply. 

Key Dates

  • March 20, 2017

    Applications open

  • April 11, 2017

    Applicant information session at 3:00 p.m. in Tanya Rutner Room, Ohio Union. RSVP online here.

  • April 13, 2017

    Applicant information session at 7:00 p.m. in 319 Schoenbaum Hall. RSVP online here.

  • April 17, 2017

    Applicant information session at 5:00 p.m. in 204 Thompson Library. RSVP online here.

  • April 19, 2017

    Applicant information session at 12 noon in Maudine Cow Room, Ohio Union. RSVP online here.

  • April 24, 2017

    Applicant information session 1:00 p.m. in Student-Alumni Council Room, Ohio Union. RSVP online here.

  • June 7, 2017

    Online applicant information session at 12 noon via Carmen Connect. RSVP online here.

  • June 29, 2017

    Online applicant information session at 12 noon via Carmen Connect. RSVP online here.

  • July 14, 2017

    Applications due for round one

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