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Leadership and Development Opportunities

SPHINX Senior Class Honorary Applications Available
SPHINX is the oldest senior honorary at Ohio State University that focuses on connecting students and strengthening their friendships. The organization strives to recognize seniors who have shown success in various endeavors, and to create a bond of fellowship among OSU students where each individual will utilize their talents to enhance and promote the best interests of the university. These students uphold the highest ideals of leadership, scholarship, service, and friendship at Ohio State.
The SPHINX application due Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM. General information can be found at
Questions can be directed to Christina or
Completed applications should be sent to, and an email will be sent confirming the applicant's submission within 48 hours. Letters of recommendation courtesy of faculty and staff members should be sent to no later than Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM. No application will be considered after this time. 

Looking for a great professional development opportunity? Check out the AFA Animal Institute.
April 11-13, 2021 | Kansas City, Missouri
App. deadline: Jan. 27
The AFA Animal Institute builds a solid foundation for student's future careers by expanding their understanding of the industry, gaining access to exclusive company tours and networking with leaders in the industry as well as agriculture students from across the country. 

Apply today to become a 2021 CFAES Peer Mentor
Interested in helping to connect new students to OSU and CFAES? Then check out the CFAES Peer Mentor leadership program and apply here: More information on the program can be found on our website: Contact Sarah Williams with any questions: 

Learning Community Applications Now Available!
If you are a current first-year student (rising second-year student) you may be interested in living in one of our on-campus residential spaces learning communities next year (AU21-SP22 school year). The application is now available at and are due February 1st. Learning communities specific to the college include: CFAES in Nosker House, SUSTAINS in Scott House, and Kellogg-Moser in Houston House.
For more information about learning communities visit
Please direct questions to Sarah Williams ( Applying to a learning community does NOT guarantee housing. You must also submit your reselection for to University Housing by the deadline (will be emailed to you in mid-February).
Students changing to Columbus from another OSU campus are also encouraged to apply to a learning community, but must contact Housing to request a housing contract be issued and should do so by February 10th. Questions about contracts, room selection, etc., can be directed to 614-292-8266 or

CFAES Ambassador Team
Info Sessions
Are you interested in applying to be an Ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)? To learn more about what the CFAES ambassador team is all about, attend one of the virtual information sessions listed below. This is an optional activity to learn more about the application and interview process. We will have current ambassadors in attendance to share their experiences. We hope to see you there!

Application Process
Click here to learn more about becoming an ambassador. The application is due on Monday, February 1, 2021. CFAES Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate students selected to represent the college to prospective students and guests, alumni, and donors. 

Cargill Global Scholarships Program Now Accepting Applications
The application is now open for the Cargill Global Scholars Program - a distinctive, 2-year scholarship and enrichment program providing financial support, mentorship, and the unique opportunity for U.S. college students to participate in leadership development seminars, including engaging with fellow Global Scholars from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia. Please review the attached PDF for details on eligibility requirements. To learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program and to start an application, please visit: The application deadline is Thursday, March 4, 2021.