Ohio Collegiate License Plate Program and Scholarship

Image of Spartie, on a sunny day standing in front of the Linsalata Alumni Center holding the Ohio CWRU Alumni License Plate

Case Western Reserve University license plates are available under the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' Ohio Collegiate Plate Program. Ohio residents can promote their alma mater and show their CWRU spirit while providing funds toward needed scholarship support for current students.

The CWRU collegiate plate is available for passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, and leased vehicles. Order the specialty license plates when your current plates are due for renewal. You can also exchange your current plates any time between registration periods, and credit will be given for registration and permissive taxes already paid.

Twenty-five of the $35 cost for collegiate plates qualifies as a charitable gift to Case Western Reserve University and provides needed financial aid for students. Personalized plates are also available for an additional cost.

An update from the 2018 recipients:

This past May, The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University awarded both Jacob Moran (CWR ’18) and Kayonna Williams (CWR '18) a $2,500 scholarship through the generosity of Ohio-based alumni and friends who purchased CWRU-branded license plates. Here's what they have been up to since graduation...

Jacob Moran

Headshot of Jacob Moran, smiling for the camera

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics
Degree year: May 2018
An update from Jacob: “Since graduation I have been attending Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) working towards my PhD in physics. At WashU, I have recently joined a research group whose primary research focus is on evolution and ecology from a theoretical physics perspective. We hope that our contributions to these areas can assist in the advance of microbiome research within the field of medicine. In addition to my studies, I am a member of the physics outreach program, which hosts events for a variety of audiences (from kids in school to adults and families), presenting physics demonstrations to the St. Louis public to invoke excitement about science. The Ohio License Plate Scholarship has helped in allowing me to receive the amazing education I did from CWRU, which has provided me the opportunity to pursue my graduate studies at WashU.”

Kayonna Williams

Kayonna Williams

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Degree year: May 2018
An update from Kayonna: “Since graduating from CWRU in May of 2018 I have been adjusting to the post undergrad life. I am currently working as a RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Working in the PICU has been a dream of mine since my sophomore year of college. I am excited to see where my nursing career takes me. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the CWRU Ohio License Plate Scholarship Program and how much their scholarship made a positive impact on my final semester at CWRU. The scholarship allowed me to graduate without any worries by assisting with my remaining financial balance and prevented me from seeking another private loan. Once again thank you!”

Scholarships are an important way to help our students find success. With your help, The Alumni Association can continue to award deserving students in financial need. Please consider purchasing a CWRU-branded license plate whenever you renew or purchase license plates.

How to Order

  • By request at your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles. View a list of Bureau of Motor Vehicle branch office locations 
  • Get more information by phone – 800.589.TAGS (800.589.8247)
  • Online (not available for leased renewals)
  • Download the Order Form
    Request forms are available at any Deputy Registrar's office. The customer may complete the form associated with the desired Special Plate and send it with special documents to the address listed on the form. Special plates will be mailed to the customer to the address shown on the application.
  • Renew online