COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT NEWS
Volume 10 - December 2020
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Greetings!
Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself, your family, and your friends healthy and safe.
We hope that you have a restful break and look forward to reconnecting with you in January 2021.

Financial Assistance for Mental Health Treatment
The Student Advocacy Center has financial assistance to help make mental health services more accessible and to help alleviate the stress of outstanding mental health related medical bill debts. This fund can help students who accrued mental health related expenses between March 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020.You will be asked to provide documentation (receipts, invoices, etc.) in order to receive funding. Read more and apply online here.
December 30 - Deadline for awarding funds.
Arts and Sciences Merit and Need-Based Scholarships 
Merit and need-based funding is available for currently enrolled students. Funds will be applied toward 2021 - 2022 academic year enrollment. Eligibility information and the online application are located here.
You may also be eligible for departmental scholarships. Contact your major department for information on availability of scholarships.
February 1 at 4:00 p.m. - Application Deadline.
Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund Scholarship
For Students Interested in a Career in Publishing or Publication
This fund provides need-based scholarships to students who plan to pursue a career in publishing or publication. In order to be eligible, applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with Student Financial Aid. Funds will be applied toward 2021 - 2022 academic year enrollment. Online application.
February 1 at 4:00 p.m. - Application Deadline.
We Can Help You Afford a Study Abroad
Are you interested in studying abroad but concerned about the costs? The Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships are need-based and designed for arts and sciences majors who would not normally be able to afford an education abroad experience. Remember, you don't need to be admitted to a program in order to apply for a scholarship. You do need to know which program you are applying to. The spring semester (January 18) scholarship deadline applies to funding for all summer term 2021 programs, autumn semester only 2021 programs, as well as academic year 2021 - 2022 programs. For information on this and other arts and sciences education abroad scholarships, click here. Please note the information below regarding program status decision dates.
Monday, January 18 at 4 p.m. - Application Deadline.
Important Information on SU and AU 2021 Education Abroad
A university decision regarding the status of faculty-led programs with May start dates will be finalized no later than January 29. A decision regarding third party provider programs, direct enroll programs, and faculty-led programs with later summer start dates will be made no later than March 15. However, if you hope to participate in an Ohio State-approved education abroad program taking place summer term 2021, autumn semester (only) 2021, or for the full 2021 – 2022 academic year, please complete the online scholarship application by the January 18 deadline. The Office of International Affairs will provide regular updates and guidance for students relating to international travel here: https://oia.osu.edu/news/covid-19-updates
Education Abroad Open House
Have education abroad questions or want more information about programs? Attend a virtual education abroad open house with program specialists. Read more.
Monday, December 14 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Student Alumni Council Scholarships
Apply for a Student-Alumni Council Scholarship. Full-time Ohio State undergraduates are eligible to receive up to $1,000 toward 2021 - 2022 academic year enrollment. Apply here.
January 26 - Application Deadline
Student Organization Spotlight
Collegiate Council on World Affairs (CCWA)
Do you want to learn more about the world, make new friends, build your resume, or just have a good time? Join the Collegiate Council on World Affairs (CCWA). They are home to the Ohio State chapter of the United Nations Association, the Alger International Affairs Magazine, and Ohio State's nationally ranked Model UN team. New members are welcome at General Body meetings on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. over Zoom at go.osu.edu/CCWA. Contact: Hayden Bidinger at theexecutive@ccwaosu.org or check out their social media @ccwaosu for more info!
Connect with a College of Arts and Sciences Faculty or Staff Member and Receive a $5 Digital Starbucks Coffee Card
Compliments of Arts and Sciences
Coffee Connections is a new initiative for arts and sciences majors and is intended to encourage connections during this time of physical distancing. Sharing a cup of coffee, or tea, and an informal conversation is a great way to learn more about your program of study, explore educational and research opportunities, identify or confirm your career direction, or build an educational relationship - an important factor when requesting a future letter of reference. Meet with an arts and sciences faculty or staff member and request your digital coffee card. Read more.
Nominate a Favorite Teacher for an Outstanding Teaching Award
Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) for a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. These awards are notable because they are completely administered by students through the Arts and Sciences Student Council. Students may submit a nomination here.
Monday, December 14 - Nomination Deadline.
Present Your Professional Self
Being virtual doesn’t mean not knowing how to present your professional self. From making sure your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles look good to employers, to keeping your resume up to date and checking for errors, to nailing that elevator pitch. Start with our Peer Career Coach Virtual Drop-in Hours or use VMock to review your resume. Then, schedule a virtual appointment with your Career Coach for personalized one-on-one advice about internship and job search tactics, networking, and polishing your online presence. Read more.
Career Accelerator Fund
The Career Accelerator Fund supports arts and sciences students in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities. As you consider your spring and summer plans, don’t turn down a great opportunity just because it’s unpaid. Read more.
December 8 - Application deadline for Spring 2021 funding.
January 29 - Application deadline for Summer 2021 funding. 
HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SAFETY
New Course for Spring 2021
Personal Wellness and Mental Health (ARTSSCI 5194) 1 credit
Personal wellness and mental health are important determinants of success. In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of evidence-based strategies for managing stress, warding off/combatting anxiety and depression, and promoting personal wellness. To learn these strategies, students will be asked to try them out and explore how they can use them in their own lives. The course aims to provide students with a psychological toolkit that they can rely on in facing a wide variety of challenges as they progress through their university experience and into the years that follow. Taught by Department of Psychology faculty. No pre-requisites.
Mental Health Resources and Solutions - Free of Charge
Do you feel stressed, anxious, burnt out, worried, scared or depressed? We have solutions to help you, free of charge. In fact, you can get an Amazon gift card for engaging. Wellness coaching, resources, and evidence-based workshops are offered to help you build coping skills, improve resiliency, develop healthy lifestyle behaviors and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. You can change your situation. You can heal. You can be resilient and happier. You can do this. We can help. Read more.
Let's Talk Consultations
Let’s Talk provides drop-in, informal mental health consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s free and confidential and open to all currently registered Ohio State students. It's a great option for students who may not need traditional counseling, but who could benefit from one-on-one support and consultation. Let’s Talk sessions are available Monday through Friday, from 3 - 5 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up for a “Let’s Talk” session online and read more here.
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