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Eligibility

Individuals who will be new graduate students at Ohio State in autumn semester of the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible for nomination. The committee will also consider students for whom spring 2020 or summer 2020 is their first term of graduate enrollment at Ohio State.

Eligibility conditions for students nominated for UFP, GEFP, Osmer, and Dinius fellowships are summarized in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Eligibility requirements for nomination of candidates for Graduate School Fellowships
  cGPA* Citizenship Eligible Programs Tenure
years
University (UFP) 3.6 all all 1
Distinguished University (DUF) 3.6 all terminal master's, doctoral 2
Susan L. Huntington Dean’s Distinguished University (DDUF) 3.6 all doctoral 3
Graduate Enrichment (GE) 3.2 U.S. citizens all 1
Dean's Graduate Enrichment (DGE) 3.2 U.S. citizens terminal master's, doctoral 2
Dean's Distinguished Graduate Enrichment (DDGE) 3.2 U.S. citizens doctoral 3
Patrick S. Osmer Fellowship 3.1§ U.S. citizens all 2
J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship 3.0| all all 1

*  If the cumulative undergraduate GPA of a student fails to meet the minimum cGPA requirement then a waiver or a petition may be requested, and graduate GPA will be considered if applicable.

 Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA (cGPA) of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another scale, such as 4.5 on a 5.0 scale, 5.4 on a 6.0 scale, etc.); OR First Class rank in a British-based grading system; or overall per-centage of at least 88% for other international percentage graded systems.

 Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another scale, such as 4.0 on a 5.0 scale, 4.80 on a 6.0 scale, etc.)

§ Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.1 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another scale, such as 3.875 on a 5.0 scale, 4.65 on a 6.0 scale, etc.)

| Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on another scale, such as 3.75 on a 5.0 scale, 4.5 on a 6.0 scale, etc.)

 Must be a doctoral student (PhD or DMA) or student in a full-time 3-year terminal degree program (e.g., MFA).