Ohio Minority Engineeing Student Scholarships

$2,500Award Amount
2Number of Awards
5/31/2023Submission Deadline

OMESS aims to provide financial assistance to minority students in the engineering field. The scholarship is sponsored by CT Consultants, Inc., in partnership with Shumaker Advisors, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC), and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). CT Consultants, Inc. is an organization comprising planners, engineers, and architects who are dedicated to delivering quality architectural and engineering services to their clients.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must be of Black or African American descent. All applicants must also be enrolled at an accredited college or university within Ohio and be pursuing a qualifying engineering program. All OMESS scholarship awardees are expected to uphold a standard of conduct, as specified by the CT Scholarships Program Selection Committee.

Two entries are selected as the winners and are awarded $2,500. The awarded funds are sent directly to the financial office at the accredited institution in which the awardee is enrolled. Therefore, the funds are dedicated towards tuition first before other expenses.

Key Information of Ohio Minority Engineeing Student Scholarships

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Urban Planning and Design

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Ohio Minority Engineeing Student Scholarships Timeline

September 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on September 1.

May 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on May 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Undergraduate – Postgraduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Ohio
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: African, Black

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • School Verification
  • Recommendation letters
  • Essay
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Ohio Minority Engineeing Student Scholarships


Start the application process right away

You should start the application process as soon as possible. This will allow you enough time to acquire all necessary documents and complete all forms. Have everything organized and planned to avoid any last-minute complications.


Maintain good grades

One of the criteria for judging the applications is academic performance, therefore, work to maintain a high GPA to stand a better chance of selection. Grades will be an indicator of how dedicated and serious you are.


Choose a trusted recommender

When selecting your recommenders, choose a trusted individual who can vouch for you with whom you have a good personal or professional relationship.


Highlight your accomplishments

Make sure to highlight instances where you used your skills the finest in your application. These instances should show what you achieved in your role, and also demonstrate the kind of person you are. It is preferable to put this information in the resume's "Work experience" section.

How the Ohio Minority Engineeing Student Scholarships is Judged

The scholarship committee will review entries based on four criteria: application response, grade transcripts, and academic standing.

Why We Love the Ohio Minority Engineeing Student Scholarships


Empowerment to minority students

OMESS gives an opportunity for students of African descent to advance in their engineering careers. It allows access to higher education and opens doors to many career opportunities.


Internship opportunities for students

CT Consultants offers internship opportunities to scholarship awardees. Scholars can take these internship opportunities to learn from industry professionals and advance career-wise.


The scholarship is renewable

Awardees can renew their scholarships as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

5 Facts About the Ohio Minority Engineering Student Scholarships


CT Consultants offers more than one scholarship

CT Consultants awards two minority scholarships to two deserving students namely: Edwin B. Hogan Memorial Scholarship and OMESS.


Students can apply to both scholarships

Eligible students can apply for both the Edwin B. Hogan Memorial Scholarship and OMESS.


Scholarship is renewable for up to three years

As long as the scholarship awardees continue to meet the eligibility criteria, they can re-apply to renew their existing scholarships for up to three academic years.


Funds may cover other educational expenses

If tuition is fully covered by another source, the scholarship funds may be used for housing and board, fines or fees, meal plans, or other academic expenses associated with a college or institution.


CT Consultants offers a mentoring program

The scholarship awarding body offers mentoring opportunities by pairing professional staff in the engineering field with undergraduate students.

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