Financial Aid Office

Scholarships for Continuing Students

The scholarships listed below are available to undergraduate students currently attending CSU. To be considered for these scholarships, interested students should submit a completed 2014-2015 Scholarship Application for Continuing Students and must meet all of the following general criteria:

  • enrolled in a degree granting program,
  • pursing a first bachelor's degree and
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

In some cases, certain scholarships may require a separate application and/or additional information. Students should also consult their academic college and individual department websites for additional scholarship offerings and their specific application instructions. The financial aid office, as well as, the academic colleges and departments match applicants with scholarships that meet the eligibility requirements of the university and the specific scholarship. Annual and endowed scholarships are provided to CSU through the generosity of individuals and corporate donors. To be considered for need based scholarships a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file in the financial aid office. The FAFSA can be completed at www.fafsa.gov. All applicants are encouraged to complete the FAFSA. For assistance, contact Campus411 All-in-1 at 216.687.5411 or 888.CSU.OHIO (888-278-6446) or allin1@csuohio.edu.

** All scholarships listed are competitive and not all applicants will receive awards.

 

Scholarships Amount Criteria Renewable

Academic Department Scholarships (scholarships based on academic majors)

$500 to $9,264
Full In-State Tuition ($4,632 for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)
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

Varies

Choose Ohio First

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

$500 to $5200

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

For students in biology, chemistry, engineering, math, medicine, health sciences, nursing, physics, psychology, technology, teaching a STEMM discipline and related fields

Number of Awards: determined by college or department

Yes

Can be awarded in addition to other scholarship support (Honors, Freshman Scholars, etc.)

Honors Program

$5,000

Beginning with the Fall 2012 class upper-division students admitted to the Honors Program will receive a scholarship worth $5,000. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four semesters. To remain eligible for the honors scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Students who fall below this standard will be placed on Honors probation and will be dismissed from the program if the problem persists. A full explanation of the scholarship rules is available in the Honors Student Handbook. A separate application is required to apply to the Honors Program.

Juniors admitted to the Honors Program who were previously awarded the CSU Freshman Scholars Residence Award are still eligible for that award. Juniors who were previously awarded the $3,000 Freshman Scholars Merit Award will have their scholarship increased to the Honors Program level of $5,000 per academic year.

For additional information and program application, please visit the Honors Program website or contact Dr. Peter Meiksins, Director, Cleveland State Honors Program, at 216.687.5559

Application Deadline: February 28

Number of Awards: 20

For the maximum of 4 semesters, must maintain minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Joseph William Peek and Martha Peek Endowed Scholarship

$500 to $3,000
Based on available funding

Scholarship for undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic achievement. Must be at least part-time.

Number of Awards: Varies, based on available funding

No

Radiance Scholarships

$2,000
an academic year

Awarded to undergraduate first degree-seeking students who demonstrate financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must be full-time (12 or more credits fall and spring semesters).

Continuing students must successfully complete all attempted coursework the prior academic year (12 or more credits fall and spring semesters) and remain in good academic standing. When possible, recipients will be selected from one of the following groups; Cleveland Metropolitan High School Graduates, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors and Federal Pell Grant recipients. Separate application is not required. Recipients will be identified by the Financial Aid Office.

Number of Awards: Varies, based on available funding level

Yes, based on successful credit hour completion and remaining in good academic standing.

Claire A. Van Ummersen Scholarship

$500 to $2,000
Based on available funding

Scholarship awarded to a new incoming freshman who graduated in the top 10% of their high school class or a current CSU student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Recipient must attend CSU full time.

Number of Awards: Varies, based on available funding

No

CSU Alumni Association Lee J. Mull and Donald P. Mull Scholarship

$500 to $1,500
Based on available funding

Awarded for excellence in scholastic achievement. Recipient must be full-time student entering his or her senior year with a 3.7 cumulative GPA; law students need a cumulative 3.0 GPA. The majority of credit hours must be earned at CSU. This scholarship rotates between the law school, the departments of music and political science.

Number of Awards: 1

No

Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Endowed Scholarship

$250 to $1,500
Based on available funding

Scholarship awarded to students with financial need. Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and be registered for at least 6 hours.

Number of Awards: Varies, based on available funding

No

Automatic Vendors, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Fund

$500 to $1,000
Based on available funding

Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student residing in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Medina or Lorain county, must be enrolled in at least six credit hours with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Number of Awards: 1

No

CSU Alumni Association Walter B. Waetjen Scholarship

$500 to $1,000
Based on available funding

Scholarship awarded for excellence in scholastic achievement to a junior student with a minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA. Student must be enrolled full time and have earned at least half of his or her credits at CSU.

Number of Awards: 1

No

CSU Women's Association Scholarship

$500 to $1,000
Based on available funding

Scholarship awarded to an outstanding junior woman for use in her senior year. Student must be enrolled full time, started her academic career at CSU and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This award rotates throughout the undergraduate colleges.

Number of Awards: 1

No

Ram Shivashankar Endowed Scholarship

$500 to $1,000
based on available funding

The Ram Shivashankar Endowed Scholarship is a memorial scholarship established by the Shivashankar family to honor the memory of their son, Ram Shivashankar, an alumnus of the former College of Arts and Sciences. The Shivashankar family created the scholarship as a way of recognizing other students who have had to overcome extra ordinary challenges or adversities while pursuing a college degree. Must be a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences with a disability and have financial need.

Number of Awards: 1

No

Golden Square Scholarship

$500 to $900
Based on available funding

Scholarship for an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Number of Awards: 1

No

Sigma Phi Epsilon/LTD Endowed Scholarship

Varies
based on available funding

Must be a full-time CSU degree seeking student (undergraduate or graduate) in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in their major and a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA overall. New freshmen and transfer students must have sufficient academic background information on file to satisfy this requirement (i.e. final high school transcript or final college transcript). All students must also meet one of the following: be a member in good standing of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity or be a close relative (son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter or great grandson/granddaughter) of a member of the fraternity. A letter from the Sigma Phi Epsilon Headquarter office confirming the membership of the applicant or applicant’s relative must be included with the continuing student application in order to be considered for this scholarship.

Number of Awards: Varies

No

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

$500 to $2000 Based on the available funding

Scholarship for an undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior student with demonstrated financial need. Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and attend CSU at least part-time (6 credit hours per semester).

Number of Awards: 1

No

The Marjorie Arnold Devers Endowed Scholarship

$500 to $2000 Based on available funding

Scholarship for a first generation (parent and grandparents have never attended college) undergraduate students from Ohio with demonstrated financial need. Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and attend CSU at least part time (6 credit hours per semester).

Number of Awards: 1 to 2, based on available funding

No

Hannon Company Endowed Scholarship

$200 to $2000 Based on available funding

Scholarship for undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need. Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and attend CSU at least part time (6 credit hours per semester).

Number of Awards: 1, based on available funding

No

Sam & Maria Miller Endowed Scholarship

$500 to $2000 Based on available funding

Scholarship for undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic achievement. Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and attend CSU at least part time (6 credit hours per semester).

Number of Awards: 1 to 3, varies based on available funding

No

Edward George Samsa Endowed Scholarship

$500 to $2000 Based on available funding

Scholarship for undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need. Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and attend CSU at least part time (6 credit hours per semester).

Number of Awards: 1 to 3, varies based on available funding

No

Athletic Scholarships (Division I)

$500 to $10,463[1]
In-State per semester
(1^ $4,632 tuition plus $5,831 room and board)

$500 to $12,024[2]
Out-of-State per semester
(2^ $6,193 tuition plus $5,831 room and board)

Determined by the Athletics Department. May include books, tuition and room/board allowance.

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.

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