Summer Institute Application

COVID-19 Update:  OSC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  Since the Institute is scheduled for mid June and involves at most 20 students, we have no current plans to cancel or alter the schedule.  We encourage students to still apply for the program.  Should the program be canceled, any fees paid to OSC will be fully refundable.

Applicants must be high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year who are Ohio residents.

Students are selected through a competitive application process. The student application consists of a Student Information form, a Student Essay, and one Teacher Recommendation. The top scoring students will be selected for the program. A submitted application does not guarantee participation.

The application period for Summer Institute is January 1 to April 17.

Those chosen for the program will be awarded partial scholarships. The partial scholarships lower the price to $526 for each attendee. The fee covers housing, meals and program tuition, including laboratory visits, insurance, chaperones, social activities, equipment costs and much more.

For More Information Contact:
(614) 292-9248 or

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As part of the application, you are required to acquire references from a teacher. Please fill out this form and we will send the teacher e-mail with more information on how to submit their recommendations.

Your teacher must complete their recommendation by April 14.

If you are unable to obtain your teacher's e-mail address, please contact for assistance.

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