Failure to meet the full-time enrollment requirement or the annual cumulative GPA and/or credit completion requirements either during a single term or at the end of the Spring term will result in the cancellation of the USP scholarship and all remaining award terms. Following the cancellation of a USP scholarship, students may submit an appeal requesting reinstatement of the scholarship to the OSU Scholarship Office by the appropriate appeal submission deadline. Click on the appeal types below to view the specific appeal requirements and deadlines.

2020-21 Scholarship Deferral Request Form (For students requesting to defer their 2020-21 USP and/or college/department scholarships only. For all other requests, please use one of the below appeal options.)

Printable PDF Scholarship Appeal Form

Online Scholarship Appeal Submission via DocuSign

Scholarship appeals must be submitted to the OSU Scholarship Office by the published deadlines by email to [email protected], in person at the Kerr Administration Building Room B108, or through the online DocuSign submission link (requires ONID login). If you are submitting your appeal by email, please attach all documents as one PDF file. Late and incomplete appeals will not be accepted. Appeals typically are processed within 2-3 weeks of submission.

Types of Scholarship Appeals:

Students who did not meet the minimum cumulative GPA and/or annual credit completion requirement at the end of Spring term will be notified their scholarship award has been cancelled by the Scholarship Office in July. Students may request reinstatement of their scholarship by submitting an appeal no later than the last Friday in September. Along with the signed appeal form, a complete appeal includes:

  • A personal statement explaining the circumstances which prevented you from meeting the requirements, why you believe your scholarship should be reinstated, and what you plan to do in the future to ensure you meet the scholarship requirements.
  • Additional documentation that supports the information provided in your personal statement. A letter from an academic advisor, medical documentation, or proof of participation in an academic support program are examples of acceptable documentation.

Students who are not enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) in a given term will forfeit the scholarship for the current and all remaining terms of their award. Scholarships typically are cancelled during the second week of the term. Students may request an exception to the full-time enrollment requirement by submitting an appeal no later than Friday of week 6 of the term in which their scholarship was cancelled. Along with the signed appeal form, a complete appeal includes:

  • A personal statement explaining the circumstances which prevented you from meeting the requirements, why you believe your scholarship should be reinstated, and what you plan to do in the future to ensure you meet the scholarship requirements.
  • Additional documentation that supports the information provided in your personal statement. A letter from an academic advisor, medical documentation, or proof of participation in an academic support program are examples of acceptable documentation.

Students who plan to not enroll in one or more terms and would like to request their scholarship be placed on hold may submit an appeal at least three weeks prior to start of the term in which they will not be enrolled. MECOP/CECOP participants do not need to submit an appeal. Along with the signed appeal form, a complete appeal includes:

  • A personal statement explaining why you will not be attending OSU for the term(s) and when you plan to return.
  • Additional documentation that supports the information provided in your personal statement. Medical documentation, an internship offer letter, or study abroad program information are examples of acceptable documentation.

Students who need to withdraw from a term due to unforeseen circumstances must submit an appeal by the last day of the term in which they withdrew. Along with the signed appeal form, a complete appeal includes:

  • A personal statement explaining why you withdrew from OSU for the term(s).
  • Additional documentation that supports the information provided in your personal statement. Medical documentation or a letter of support from an advisor are examples of acceptable documentation.

Academic Year 2020-21 USP Scholarship Appeal Deadlines:

Type of USP Scholarship Appeal Appeal Submission Deadline
Did not meet year-end renewal requirements Friday, September 25, 2020
Did not maintain full-time enrollment for Fall 2020 Friday, November 6, 2020
Did not maintain full-time enrollment for Winter 2021 Friday, February 12, 2021
Did not maintain full-time enrollment for Spring 2021 Friday, May 7, 2021
Requesting a hold for Fall 2020 Monday, September 7, 2020
Requesting a hold for Winter 2021 Monday, December 14, 2020
Requesting a hold for Spring 2021 Monday, March 8, 2021
Withdrawal from Fall 2020 Friday, December 11, 2020
Withdrawal from Winter 2021 Friday, March 19, 2021
Withdrawal from Spring 2021 Friday, June 11, 2021

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact the OSU Scholarship Office by email at [email protected], by phone at 541-737-1125, or in person at the Kerr Administration Building, Room B108.

USP Scholarship Appeal FAQs:

No. If a student does not meet the annual cumulative GPA and/or credit completion renewal requirements for their scholarship, all remaining terms of the scholarship are cancelled. The only option is to request reinstatement by submitting an appeal. 

The Scholarship Office tracks GPA and completed credits from term to term and notifies the student of their progress toward renewal, but scholarships will disburse each term as long as the student is enrolled full-time. Annual completed credits and cumulative GPA for renewal purposes are checked only at the end of spring term. 

If a student is only taking courses at OSU, their cumulative institutional GPA will be used. If a student is currently participating in the Degree Partnership Program (DPP), or ever has been in the past, we will use the student's overall cumulative GPA. 

If the first attempt was completed with a D grade or higher, a second attempt repeated in the same academic year cannot be counted toward the annual credit completion requirement. If the student receives an F grade, an incomplete, or does not pass the course, the repeated attempt with a passing grade will count within the same academic year.

No. College credits earned while in high school (AP, IB, dual-enrollment, etc.), or while enrolled at another institution do NOT count toward the annual completed credits required for renewal. If a student is participating in an OSU-sponsored program such as the Degree Partnership Program (DPP), a study abroad program, or an OSU-sponsored internship, the credits earned in that program will count toward the annual credit requirement. 

No, the Scholarship Office will be notified of your participation in MECOP or CECOP and will automatically put your scholarship on hold for the term in which you are participating. Your annual credit completion requirement will be adjusted to account for the term of absence.

Because we cannot verify your eligibility for renewal until your study abroad credits have been added to your OSU record, your scholarship will not be renewed until your earned credits can be verified. We recommend you contact the OSU GO office if your scholarship renewal is delayed. Your scholarship will be placed on a temporary hold until the earned credits can be verified.