Financial Aid Office

Scholarships for New Transfer Students

New transfer students are automatically considered for many scholarships once admitted to CSU. In some cases, where indicated, individual scholarships will require a separate application. The transfer scholarships listed below are available to new, first-time CSU students, U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, enrolled in a degree granting program and pursuing their first Bachelor’s Degree. Awards are based on criteria which can include college GPA, number of credits earned, special talents, or factors specified by a donor. CSU reserves the right to alter scholarship eligibility criteria and award amounts based on available funding. Students will be notified by CSU of any scholarships awarded. All students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for full consideration for all types of financial aid.


Honors Program - Upper Division
Amount: $5,000 per academic year for up to four semesters.  (Cannot be combined with Community College Transfer Awards Level 1 or Level 2)

Criteria: Junior level standing by Fall of entry into program

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must complete honors application by February 28

Number of Awards: 20

Renewable: Yes, must maintain minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Must participate and be in good standing in Honors Program.


Ruth Ann Moyer

Amount: $9,448 Full In-State Tuition

Criteria: Applicants must be an Ohio resident, non-traditional (at least twenty-five years of age) student, has accepted admission and submitted final transcripts by June 15. To apply for this scholarship, you must submit a brief personal essay telling us about yourself including your future plans, any challenges you may have faced and overcome, and what receiving this scholarship means to you. Please submit essays to: Dr. Ruth Ann Moyer Scholarship, Attn: Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. All information including essays must be received by June 15th to be considered for this scholarship.

Number of Awards: 2

Renewable: Yes, must maintain minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, satisfactorily complete at least 6 credit hours per semester and remain in good academic standing.


Academic Department Scholarships

Scholarships based on academic majors.

Amount: $500 to $9,448 Based on available funding

Criteria: Determined by individual college or department. Consult the academic college or department website for scholarship availability and eligibility criteria

Number of Awards: Determined by college or department

Renewable: Varies


Choose Ohio First

A state-funded program aimed at graduating more students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Amount: $500 to $5,200

Criteria: Consult the Choose Ohio First website for scholarship availability and eligibility criteria.

Number of Awards: Determined by college or department

Renewable: Yes, can be awarded in addition to other scholarship support (Honors, etc.)



Athletic Scholarships (Division I)

In-State per semester: 
$500 to $10,463 ($4,724 tuition plus $5,831 room and board)
Out-of-State per semester: $500 to $12,024 ($6,193 tuition plus $5,831 room and board)

Criteria:  Students interested in athletics should contact the Athletic Department at 216.687.5119 or visit the Athletic Department web site regarding scholarships and NCAA aid eligibility.

Number of Awards: Based on NCAA regulations and requirements.

Renewable: Athletic student contracts are issued one academic year at a time.