Undergraduate Student Government

at The Ohio State University

Academic Enrichment Grants (AEGs)



The Undergraduate Student Government’s Academic Enrichment Grants serve to make academically enriching experiences that are related to a student's field of study more accessible and affordable. There are a number of events, programs, research opportunities, and educational excursions separate from a student’s curriculum that can have huge positive effects on that student's life and can greatly influence what they decide to do in their future careers. AEGs can cover a number of expenditures from computer programs necessary for experimental research to travel expenses for a conference, so long as the student is able to justify the importance of the expenditure and how it relates to their project. Please note that applications will be primarily evaluated on how strongly the student can correlate their proposed experience to their stated learning goals and their field of study. Students who demonstrate a passion for their project, a need for funding, and can thoroughly elaborate on how their proposed expenditures are necessary to fulfill their stated project goals are ideal candidates who will get the most out of what AEGs have to offer. The need for funding will be considered as we have many applicants and want to ensure as many as possible receive enough funding to complete their experience. Awards will be up to $1,200 per applicant per cycle. 

***A student may not receive financial aid and other resources in excess of the annual cost of attendance at the university in accordance with federal guidelines.  If you receive additional financial resources and/or assistance, it may impact your eligibility for other financial aid awards.  If you have any questions about your individual situation, consult Buckeye Link at 614-292-0300 or by email at buckeyelink@osu.edu.


Instructions for the application and a budget example can be found in the PDF’s on this page. 


Once open, the application can be submitted here: https://usg.osu.edu/secure/aeg/ 

If you have applied for an AEG, please fill out the following feedback form so that we can improve the accessibility of AEGs in the future: go.osu.edu/AEGData


Application Deadlines 

2023 - 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR 

FALL 2023: 

Application opens: October 1, 2023 at 12:01AM

Application closes: October 31, 2023 at 11:59PM


SPRING 2024:

Application opens: February 1, 2024 at 12:01AM

Application closes: February 28, 2024 at 11:59PM


SUMMER 2024:

Application opens: June 1, 2024 at 12:01AM

Application closes: June 30, 2024 at 11:59PM


Application Requirements:

Budget Proposal

Project Proposal

Letter of Recommendation 


If you have any questions, contact Olivia Beckett at Beckett.141@buckeyemail.osu.edu. 


For more Information view the Instructions and Example Budget below:

AEG Instructions

AEG Example Budget