This program provides the Graduate School Dean the authority to award graduate tuition scholarships to eligible students who do not fall into the categories provided by items in the Graduate Tuition Waiver Policy if doing so meets other institutional interests in diversity, enrollment goals, faculty productivity, student retention, or student success.

The intent is to provide the Graduate Dean flexibility in responding to institutional needs for graduate student funding support.

Please Note: Due to increased funding needs to support qualifying fellowships, the Graduate School anticipates having very limited funding available during 2024-2025 to support Targeted requests.


Student must be a degree-seeking graduate student in good academic standing and must not have an anticipated Graduate Assistantship appointment for 2024-2025. Other criteria will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Requests may be submitted by the nominee's graduate program director, unit chair/head, degree program coordinator, student's advisor, or principal investigator of the fellowship award. Students may not directly request support. To request support for the 2024-2025 academic year, please complete the Tuition Support Request survey for each anticipated student. The survey will prompt you to demonstrate how the award would advance institutional interests in diversity, enrollment goals, faculty productivity, student retention, or student success.  Please email questions to [email protected]. The Graduate School will contact you regarding eligibility for the tuition support request.

Request Form

Submit a tuition support request

Request form overview

Award Level

Determined on a case by case basis, but not to exceed the value of full-time graduate tuition each term of the award period as appropriate for the student's residency status.

Award Distribution

Tuition support will be posted directly to the student's account as a scholarship at the beginning of each academic term during the award period, pending the student's eligibility and required enrollment for the term.


Deadline for nomination is Monday, February 19, 2024 at 11:59pm. Qualification decisions will be provided no later than Friday, March 8, 2024.


Point 7 within the OSU graduate tuition waiver policy for fellowships and targeted non-appointment support.


Please Note: The Graduate School's tuition support program awards are subject to budget availability and must be requested each year by the student's program per Graduate School guidelines.