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Tuition assistance for Stone Lab students

Stone Lab Scholarships

Each year, Stone Lab awards nearly 40 scholarships to students and educators with financial need and superior academic records. Anyone taking a for-credit class (and some workshops) is eligible to apply. Last year, high school students were awarded more than $600 on average and undergraduate students were awarded more than $800 on average.

Emily Burbacher Curriculum Coordinator 614.292.2557

How Can I Apply?

When completing the online course application, indicate in STEP 4 your interest in Stone Lab scholarships. You will be asked to upload supporting documents.

WHEN DO I SUBMIT: View deadlines below!

Undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Cover letter
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives who can speak to your academic success and work ethic. Recommendation letters should come directly from the author’s business email, be on organizational letterhead and emailed as a PDF attachment to ohioseagrant@osu.edu.*

*Students applying for both a scholarship and the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program need only submit one set of transcripts and recommendations.

High school students:

  • Cover letter
  • ALL high school students (whether or not they apply for a scholarship) must submit a recommendation letter attesting to the student’s academic abilities in biology or science and evaluating his or her maturity level. Recommendation letters should come directly from the author’s business email, be on organizational letterhead and emailed as a PDF attachment to ohioseagrant@osu.edu.*

TIP: Use your cover letter to address why you think the Stone Lab experience will impact your academic and career aspirations, to highlight your qualifications and to discuss your financial need.


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Alphyl Scholarships

Alphyl Scholarships, established by Dr. Vic Mayer, are available for educators enrolled in:

For application and more information email Dr. Lawrence Krissek.

Center for Great Lakes Literacy Scholarships

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy Scholarships cover room, board and lab fees for formal or informal educators enrolled in:

To apply, you must fill out this form in addition to your Stone Lab application by April 15, 2019. Priority will be given to those who apply by March 1, 2019.

Ottawa County Scholarships

This is a full scholarship funded by a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, an affiliate organization of the Toledo Community Foundation. Students currently enrolled in an Ottawa County high school and educators employed full-time to teach in an Ottawa County school (K-12) are eligible to apply.

To be considered for this scholarship, high school students must apply for a one-week, college-credit course, and educators must apply for college credit or workshop contact hours.

Note: This scholarship does not apply to WKSHP 110: Lake Erie Sport Fishing Workshop.

After submitting your Stone Lab application, contact 614.292.8949 or ohioseagrant@osu.edu for additional scholarship requirements, including proof of full-time employment for educators. It is recommended to apply before April.


Scholarship Deadlines

Submit a complete Stone Lab application before the deadlines below to qualify for scholarships. Additional scholarship opportunities and their deadlines are detailed above.


DATE
NOTIFICATION EXPECTED
Ohio State Student (School of Environment and Natural Resources) February 1, 2019 Early March
REU Deadline February 4, 2019 Early April
Ohio State Student and Other College Student or Educator Scholarships March 1, 2019 Early April
High School Student Scholarships March 1, 2019 Early April