Huntington Bank Scholar Fellowship Program

Questions and Answers

How many fellowships are available?

There are up to five fellowships that will be awarded annually.

Will I be paid for my fellowship?

Yes.

What are the criteria for eligibility?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a current Huntington Bank scholar
  • Minimum GPA 3.2/4.0 (undergraduate cumulative GPA as of December 31, 2013) You must submit an official copy of your college transcript for verification.
  • Rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior graduating in the spring.
  • Submit a 500 word essay
  • History of leadership and/or community service.
  • Complete the fellowship application including three letters of reference.  One must be from a college official (applicant's advisor, professor or other institution administration staff).  The others can be from any of the following employer, organizational/community leader, church official, etc. who has knowledge about your character.  Reference should include his/her name, contact information and relationship to you. References from relatives are not acceptable .
  • Be willing to be mentored by a representative of Huntington Bank

Why do I want to be a Huntington Fellow?

The Huntington Fellowship Program is a mentorship program designed to empower and equip students to reach their full potential.  Selected Fellows will be provided with meaningful experiences with Huntington colleagues in the areas of leadership; networking; exposure to the business world and career pathing.  Your Huntington Fellowship is renewable up to three years.  Upon the completion of your final summer fellowship, you will have the opportunity to apply for a full time employment opportunity with Huntington Bank. 

How do I apply?

Complete the online application on the Huntington Bank Fellowship Program website (www.ofic/smr/Huntington). Use the ID and Password listed in the program announcement to access the website. You will also need to create your own personal ID and password when you begin your application. Be sure to keep this personal ID and password, since you will need it to get back to your application.

The deadline for submission of the online application and receipt by mail of an official transcript and three letters of recommendation, these may also be attached to your application is April 15, 2014. Mail materials to Huntington Fellowship Program, 250 East Broad Street, Suite 1700, Columbus OH 43215.

What is OFIC?

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) manages The Ohio Scholars Program and Scholarship Management Resources by assisting donors in identifying and selecting students who match their strategic focus or meet their guidelines for giving, and then monitors students' progress to ensure that academic and financial aid eligibility is maintained.  The Ohio Scholars Program is partnering with the Huntington Bank Scholarship Program to help establish and assist with this fellowship program, including reviewing applications and provide counsel in the selection process.  This ensures the selection process is fair and objective.

Is applying online safe?

Yes. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. To protect the information being gathered, the fellowship application site has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

How do you decide who will receive the awards?

All qualifications must be met.  Also the selection is based on academic merit and demonstrated leadership, community service.

How and when will students be notified of decisions?

Decisions will be made and selected scholars will be notified by Spring 2013. Names of selected scholars will be posted on this website.

Can these fellowships be renewed?

Yes, fellows must reapply in order to receive a renewal of your fellowship.  The maximum number of years a student can receive an award is three.  Renewal applicants must continue to meet all eligibility requirements.

What is an official transcript?

This academic record must come directly from your college registrar’s office and be signed by an appropriate official at the college. Records printed from the Internet or other unofficial copies are not accepted. You can request that your transcript be mailed directly to OFIC or you can get a signed and sealed transcript and mail it yourself to OFIC.

What if I have additional questions?

Please e-mail your questions to fields@ofic.org and reference the Huntington Bank Fellowship Program.