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The Valentino Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Physics Department will be offering a scholarship equal to the cost of in-state tuition for four years to incoming students who major in physics or engineering physics at The Ohio State University. This scholarship competition is open to any high-school senior applying to Ohio State who has has declared a major of physics or a pre-major of engineering physics.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Eligibility for this scholarship is limited to students enrolling in The Ohio State University autumn semester of the application year, who will major in physics or in engineering physics. The competition is open to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens and is not limited to residents of Ohio.
  2. This competition is not affiliated with the application process to The Ohio State University. All application materials for this scholarship, including transcripts but NOT ACT/SAT scores, must be sent to the address below to insure full consideration for the Valentino Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship
  3. The scholarship will pay up to the equivalent of full in-state tuition for up to a maximum of 4 years, as long as the student continues to make good progress toward a degree in physics or engineering physics (defined as a minimum GPA of 3.0 from the second year forward and enrollment in at least one physics class per year).
  4. If the student withdraws from the physics or engineering physics major or fails to make adequate progress toward a physics degree, the scholarship will be terminated.
  5. All applicants must take the SAT or the ACT. Successful applicants typically have high mathematics scores.
  6. The scholarship recipient will be determined by a combination of high-school courses and grades, letters of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal essay written by the applicant.
  7. The amount of this award will be added after any other non-need-based financial aid is awarded, up to the maximum allowed by The Ohio State University. The award will not exceed the cost of in-state tuition.
For additional information and the application, please head over to the new website for the Department of Physics.