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Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship

The OSU Alumni Association and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement are excited to accept nominations and applications for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship.  This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively involved with activities beyond class work, demonstrating they are well-rounded, contributing members of the OSU community.  


Application Due Date

February 2 at 5 pm

Award Notification Date

February 17


Application Process

The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding students based on the review and scoring of their application.  All applications should be turned in by 5:00 pm on February 2, 2017, to Melissa Yamamoto by dropping off at the Student Experience Center Welcome Desk or submitted electronically to Please provide the following:

  1. A letter (no more than 1 page) offering your response to the following question: “In what ways have you contributed as a well-rounded member of the OSU community?”  Be sure to describe the impact your involvement has made on the community.
  2. A brief description, 1 page, (include roles and highlights of accomplishments) of all of your involvement on campus to include (but not limited to) volunteerism in the OSU community, leadership in the OSU community, campus-based involvement, employment, involvement in student government, clubs/organizations, student leadership programs, community service programs, living group involvement, etc.  Think of this as creating a resume of all your activities/experiences beyond the classroom.
  3. Letters of reference from 2 individuals who have direct knowledge of your work/involvement experience outside the classroom.  At least one reference must be an OSU staff or faculty member (no family). These letters should address the above criteria as well as describe your leadership attributes.
  4. Contact information.  Please include your name, student ID number, phone number and email address, so we can contact you.


Applicant Rating

Your application will be scored based on the breadth and depth of involvement, as well as impact of the contributions you have made to the OSU community. 



The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship Fund will award four (4) students a onetime scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.