Scholarships and Fellowships

Hajj Abu Ismail Jallaq Scholarship Fund - 

Thanks to the generous support of the Jallaq family, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is pleased to call for applications for the an annual scholarship opportunity available to NELC Islamic Studies Majors and NELC graduate students studying at OSU. The Hajj Abu Ismail Jallaq Scholarship Fund will award $1500 to each of two students of promise and high academic merit who specialize in the study of Islam at OSU. The deadline for submitting applications is typically early December.

FLAS Fellowship
Under the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) program, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) offers summer and academic year fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree and need advanced training in language and area studies. The fellowship seeks to enhance students' language skills and knowledge of a foreign country or region through coursework. Fellows receive a tuition and fee credit to subsidize enrollment in language and/or area studies coursework as well as receiving a stipend.

Summer Fellowship Awards: 
* Up to $5,000 of tuition and fee support
* $2,500 stipend
* Possibility of a further $1,000 for airfare reimbursement

Academic Year Fellowship Awards:
Undergraduate Fellowships: Up to $10,000 of tuition and fee support & $5,000 stipend
Graduate Fellowships: Up to $18,000 of tuition and fee support & $15,000 stipend

The Ohio State University campus deadline for FLAS Fellowships is February 1, 2018

Boren Awards
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad.

The Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies.

Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, and fields of study, as well as application procedures can be found at For more information, please contact your Boren undergraduate scholarship campus representative, Dr. Rebecca Bias,, or contact the Boren Awards at 1‑800‑618‑NSEP or                Program Information Sheet September 2017.pdf

The Ohio State University campus deadline for the Boren Scholarship is: January 24, 2018

Melton Center Scholarships
The Melton Center for Jewish Studies offers generous scholarships, grants and awards to undergraduate students and graduate students The purpose of these funding opportunities is to reward and encourage excellence in Jewish studies. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic performance and commitment to the goals of Jewish scholarship.

Beinecke Scholarship
20 Beinecke Scholars are selected annually on the basis of superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement (3.7+ GPA), and personal promise. This award provides $34,000 towards graduate funding. Undergraduate students who plan to earn a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in the arts, humanities, or social sciences should apply in their junior year. Candidates must also have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid. More information can be found at the OSU Undergraduate Fellowship Office Website.

The Ohio State University campus deadline for the Beinecke Scholarship is: January 25, 2018


Other Scholarships Through Ohio State
Go to the Student Financial Aid website for additional information on scholarships and funding.