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 recruit new graduate students to OSU who support the unit’s specific graduate recruitment and enrollment goals.

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 deadline for proposal submission for the 2021-2022 academic year has been extended to November 4, 2020 at 5pm.


Submit Laurels request


Previous Laurels Block Grants


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