The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to offer our undergraduate students annual scholarship support with generous funding from endowments and gifts to the College. The application is available via OSU's scholarship application portal, ScholarDollars.  Before you apply please be sure to read all about eligibility, and the application process below.

While scholarship awards are generally based on academic performance, some are specific to need, degree program, or other criteria set by our donors, so don’t hesitate to apply. New and current students (including post-baccalaureate students) who have been admitted to OSU or are currently enrolled in CEOAS are eligible to apply.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences’ (CEOAS) scholarship application for 2024-25 disbursements is closed. Scholarship offers for the 2024-25 academic year have been made via Scholar Dollars.  Please log in to your OSU email account for details on any scholarship you may have been offered. Please be sure to read the details found below under “How to Apply” and “Eligibility”.  Students only need to complete one general CEOAS application, and occasionally a few specific supplemental questions to be considered for all applicable CEOAS scholarships.  However, ScholarDollars also offers a wide-selection of additional internal and external to OSU scholarship opportunities for which you may wish to apply, so be sure to log into ScholarDollars for all the details.  If you have questions please contact Kira Hughes. Thank you.

  • Log into OSU ScholarDollars using your ONID credentials. Newly admitted students will want to set up ONID credentials and your DUO two-step authentication process in order to log in to Scholar Dollars.
  • Complete the CEOAS application.
  • ScholarDollars automatically matches you with scholarships for which you qualify; you may be prompted to answer additional questions for certain scholarships which require you to provide answers to questions focused on very specific criteria.. Please be sure to read this information carefully and completely and follow the instructions to submit your answers if you wish to be considered for these scholarships.
  • Please be sure to finish each step so that you can be sure your application is complete.
  • Questions can be directed to
  • For technical support in the Scholar Dollars system please contact
  • If you’d like help with writing your scholarship application answers please visit with the OSU Writing Center.
  • Please be sure to submit your FAFSA or ORSAA before submitting your application in Scholar Dollars.  The financial aid data made available through FAFSA or ORSAA submission may qualify you to apply for a broader range of scholarships at OSU.
  • Visit OSU’s Scholarship Office website for more resources, advice, and information.
  • Undergraduate students must register for and maintain at least six (6) credits at OSU per term during the award period.
  • Undergraduate students participating in the Degree Partnership Program must identify OSU as their primary institution. 
  • Students should make reasonable and continued progress in a CEOAS major/program.
  • Students should maintain CEOAS as their primary college/program.
  • Maintain high academic standards (generally defined as earning a 2.5 OSU Accumulative GPA each term for undergraduate students).
  • Apply for scholarships each year for continued eligibility.
  • CEOAS scholarships are awarded annually; continuing students should reapply each year for any scholarships for which they may be eligible. 
  • CEOAS scholarships are offered in spring term with disbursements to occur in equal amounts over at the start of the following fall, winter, and spring terms.
  • Students may submit a petition for a change in scholarship requirements, enrollment status, terms of disbursement, etc. when special circumstances are warranted.  Please review the petition for full details.  Questions may be directed to Kira Hughes.

Additionally, OSU offers a wide range of scholarships and financial aid to incoming and continuing students. OSU is committed to recruiting and retaining motivated, diverse, and driven students, and one of the ways we do so is with our scholarship opportunities. Most university awards are based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. For additional information on scholarship opportunities available through the university, please visit the OSU Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

If you wish to search and learn more, see CEOAS Scholarship Details or go to the ScholarshipUniverse page and follow these steps:

  1. Scroll down the page until you see the “Filter” icon on the right side of the screen.
  2. Click “Filter”.
  3. You may search by scholarship name if you are seeking information about just one specific scholarship; just enter the name, or key word in the name, of the scholarship in the “Scholarship” field. 
  4. You may search for all CEOAS scholarships by selecting “College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences” in the “Organization” field.
  5. The “Donor” field is not searchable.
  6. To learn more about each scholarship that populates your filtered each click the orange “View” icon on the right side of each scholarship summary.

If you have any questions about CEOAS scholarships, or how to search using the filter option please contact, or 541-737-1238.

Application deadlines are different for each opportunity listed below. Follow the links to find information about these opportunities and application deadlines.

  • The CEOAS scholarship application review process will begin in mid-March and will take several weeks to complete.  Scholarship offers for the 2024-25 academic year are expected to be available by late April or early May.
  • Notifications will be made through an email sent to your OSU email via Scholar Dollars.  Watch your email for these messages, read them carefully, and take prompt action.
  • If you receive a scholarship offer please be sure to accept it by the deadline posted in your notification.
  • Please be sure to thank the donor.  You will be provided prompts to address in your letter to donors, but you may also wish visit with the OSU Writing Center for further guidance.