Dinius Announcement

February 2016

The J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship Fund, established in April 1983, provides support to students who plan to pursue or are pursuing a graduate or professional degree at The Ohio State University on a full-time basis. Preference is given to students who earned an undergraduate varsity letter (with priority given to football players) at Ohio State. Consideration will also be given to prospective graduate students identified through the Graduate School’s fellowship competitions. The Dinius Fellowship provides funds for a stipend and to defray and/or cover the cost of tuition and some fees. Funding is very limited.


Students pursuing study in post-baccalaureate degree programs in the Graduate School or the Colleges of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine are eligible for consideration. Incoming graduate and professional students must meet the minimum undergraduate GPA and minimum test score(s) established by their prospective graduate/professional degree program. Current graduate and professional students must meet and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, maintain appropriate academic progress, and remain in good standing in the Graduate School or appropriate professional program.

Selection Process

Applicants must complete a J. Parker and Kathryn Webb Dinius Fellowship Application Form. The application must have the endorsement of the Graduate Studies Chair of the student’s prospective/ current degree program or Dean of the student’s prospective/current professional degree program, or both, whichever is appropriate. If the applicant earned a varsity letter at Ohio State, the application must be endorsed by the university’s Athletic Director. Applications for 2016-2017 awards are due in the Graduate School no later than Friday, April 1, 2016. Awards will be announced in mid-May.


Dinius Fellows may apply for renewal of their awards by completing a Renewal Form. Renewal applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from the student’s advisor and Graduate Studies Chair (for students pursuing a graduate degree) or college Dean (for students pursuing a professional degree) or both, as appropriate. Letters of support should focus on the student’s academic progress toward completion of his/her degree program. Fellowship renewals are contingent upon reasonable academic progress, good academic standing in the Graduate School and/or professional school, and the availability of funds.


For more information, contact Katherine Eckstrand or Jill Toft at 250 University Hall or 614-292-9490.

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