The purpose of Laurels funding is to provide financial support to academic units so they may diversify and strengthen their graduate programs. This is achieved by providing tuition support to assist with the recruitment of new graduate students to OSU.

Laurels funding is a one-year block grant awarded directly to programs in the form of tuition waivers and/or tuition remissions.

Please reference the Laurels Request for Proposals (RFP) below for more information about the request process. The RFP for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available in September 2023. The deadline for proposal submission for the 2024-2025 academic year is November 6, 2023 at 5pm.

Administrative Guide to Tuition Waiver Allocations - GRRS

Previous Laurels Block Grants


For questions about this award or any Graduate School administered awards, please contact our Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships team