John and Annie Glenn Undergraduate Scholarship

The John and Annie Glenn Scholarship is the Glenn College’s premier merit award, offered to just one stellar first-year Ohio resident student, every four years.

Award Amount

The recipient will receive $57,596 over four years, or 62 percent of their total cost of attendance (tuition, room and board, and book fees).


Recipients of the Glenn Scholarship must have demonstrated commitment to public service, and typically rank in the top fifteen percent of their graduating classes and have an ACT composite score of 32 or higher or combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1420 or higher. Consideration for this scholarship is dependent upon the applicant’s acceptance to the University and declaration to major in Public Affairs.

How to Apply

  1. Applicants must submit their resume and essay (750 word maximum) to Chris Adams via email ( no later than January 15, 2017. Essay Question: The John Glenn College of Public Affairs was founded on the principle of “Inspiring Citizenship and Developing Leadership.” How do you hope to use your education to positively impact your community through public service?

  2. Applicants who are admitted to Ohio State and have declared their major as Public Affairs that meet the scholarship criteria will be reviewed for the Glenn Scholarship by the Scholarship Review Committee. The top finalists will be invited to campus to participate in an interview and visit program.

This award is renewablefor a maximum of eight semesters (or the equivalent) of full-time in-state undergraduate enrollment, provided the recipient maintains the requirements outlined below.

In order to maintain the Glenn Scholarship, students must:

  1. Write a personal note to the Glenn Family detailing their experiences in the program and outlining their goals for the future, one or more times per year.

  2. Be available at least once annually to meet with the Glenn family, should they wish to meet the scholarship recipients.

  3. Attend an annual stewardship event held for Glenn College Board of Directors.

  4. Show a commitment to public service by continued involvement in leadership or service organizations at Ohio State.

  5. Continue to major in Public Affairs or pursue a Glenn College minor.

  6. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

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