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The Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise (ISFE) sponsors several $1,000 scholarships each academic year ($500 per semester).  Scholarship applications are distributed at the first Free Enterprise Society (FES) meeting and will be due Friday, September 11, at 11:59 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time OSU student (undergraduate or graduate; NOTE PhD scholarships are also available. See below)
  • Official member of the Free Enterprise Society (Join Here)
  • Submit a complete application on or before the given deadline
  • Demonstrate or declare interest in free enterprise and free market principles (a short essay on the topic is required as part of the application)
  • Be selected (based on your application) as a Free Enterprise Scholar
  • Attend at least five Free Enterprise Society events each semester
  • Contribute up to two hours of service to the Free Enterprise Society each semester

The $1,000 scholarships are distributed in $500 disbursements at the end of each semester (for scholars who satisfy all the above criteria).


For doctoral candidates, ISFE sponsors a number of scholarships as well. Click here for more information about the ISFE's doctoral scholars and doctoral fellows programs. 

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