The Glenn College offers a variety of merit-based funding opportunities for incoming students. In order to be eligible for fellowship and assistantship funding consideration, students must apply by the priority deadline for an autumn semester start to their degree program. Students who apply after that deadline may be considered for scholarship funding. Students who start the program in off-terms (spring and summer) are not eligible for funding. Over 90% of our incoming MPA students in autumn, 2017 received some type of funding!


The priority funding deadline for Autumn 2018 is December 1st, 2017 (domestic), November 1st, 2017 (international)




The Ohio State University awards University Fellowships annually on a competitive basis. Fellowships provide a tuition waiver for the first year of graduate study as well as a monthly stipend. The Glenn College commits to funding fellows in their second year with graduate assistantships (see below for details). University Fellowship recipients typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher, as well as GRE scores averaging at or above the 75th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections.

In addition to University Fellowships, Ohio State also offers Graduate Enrichment Fellowships to students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. As with the University Fellowships, the Glenn College commits to funding fellows in their second year with graduate assistantships (see below for details). Enrichment Fellowship recipients typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.1 or higher, as well as GRE scores averaging at or above the 40th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections.

For more information about fellowships and the selection process, visit the Graduate School Fellowship page.


In order to be eligible for the fellowship competition, students must submit a completed application by December 1st (November 1st international)

Students who complete their application by December 1st are also eligible for funding from the Glenn College in the form of Graduate Assistantships. These positions provide a tuition waiver and monthly stipend, while requiring a work commitment of 20 hours per week. In addition to research and administrative positions within the Glenn College, many of our GA students have the opportunity to gain practical policy experience by working 20 hours per week at agencies such as the Columbus City Council and Franklin County Commissioners Office. Typically, GA recipients have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, as well as GRE scores above the 60th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections.


In order to be eligible for any Graduate Assistantships, students must submit a completed application by December 1st.

The Glenn College is also pleased to offer a number of merit‐based scholarships. These awards are fixed amounts that are paid out over one or more years of graduate study. Students submit separate applications for these scholarship awards and all students applying by December 1st will be considered.

In addition to merit-based financial assistance through the Glenn College, students may aslo be eligible for loans, university‐wide scholarships and other forms of financial aid. For more information, please contact the Ohio State Financial Aid Office or call them at 614-292‐0300 regarding these matters.


Click here for financial aid information provided by the Graduate School at Ohio State.


Click here for additional funding opportunities provided by the Graduate School at Ohio State.


Click here for external funding resources.




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