A variety of graphic design scholarships may be available to incoming freshmen and currently enrolled students based on experience, interests, financial need and other criteria. The requirements vary for each scholarships and creates a broad array of opportunities and assistance for students who are planning to or currently study graphic design. In addition to the application, some graphic design scholarships may require the submission of additional materials for full consideration.

Other scholarships and grant opportunities are available through the Office of Financial Aid. Please note that early application for admittance to the university and for financial aid will work to your advantage in being considered for scholarship opportunities.

Up two scholarships may be awarded to a High School Senior recently admitted to the Pre-Graphic Design Program in the School of Arts and Communication. Students must be a declared Pre-Graphic Design Student at the time of Admission.

If you are a new student (high school or transfer) who wishes to be considered for an OSU GD scholarship, please submit the GD scholarship application form by May 3, 2019.

Online Graphic Design scholarship application

When submitting this form, you will need to upload:


  • Writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Graphic Design portfolio
  • Unofficial transcripts


  • FAFSA Estimated Family Contribution
  • Video entry

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