EFC Computer Science: Prospective Students


Program Overview

The Excellence Fellowship in Computing (EFC) COF program, which is aligned with The Ohio State University institutional goals, is to provide support for students at the forefront of advances in computer science, computer engineering, and information science. Our primary goal is to recruit academically talented students into The Ohio State University degree programs of Computer Science and Engineering (ESE) and Computer and Information Science (CIS) while simultaneously increasing the participation rate of women, underrepresented minorities, and first-generation college students in these programs. The availability of high-tech talent is increasingly critical to many sectors of the Ohio economy, including finance, defense, health care, manufacturing, logistics, and transportation. Building on a long-standing partnership between the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, our EFC scholarship program will promote growth, student success, economic access, and diversity to computer science majors. 

Awards for Academic Areas:
Academic Areas Autumn Spring

Computer and Information Science (CIS), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) 
(pre-major included)

Columbus Campus only 




Eligible students who apply to The Ohio State University and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are invited to apply for the OSU-COF scholarship through ScholarshipUniverse. The COF scholarship eligibility criteria includes:  

  • Be an Ohio resident.  
  • Be accepted and enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at The Ohio State University and declare a STEMM major approved by the program.  
  • Must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher.  
  • Students can be directly admitted to major by either completing all pre-major coursework and remaining in good standing (3.00 GPA or above) in the COF program by the end of their first year or during their second year. 


Application process to EFC COF is closed. 

To apply for the EFC COF scholarship program, click here. For questions, contact us