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. Please note that additional vehicle registration fees apply to the total cost of plate renewal. Personalized plates are also available for an additional cost. 

Our 2020 scholarship recipients:

In May 2020, The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University awarded Tobili Hatcher (CWR ‘20) a scholarship totalling $2,500 through the generosity of Ohio-based alumni and friends who purchased CWRU-branded license plates. Here is what this year's recipients had to say about the impact of their time at CWRU:

Tobili Hatcher

“When I first came to Case Western Reserve University as a young and impressionable freshman, I had so many questions that felt like they needed immediate answers to, experiences I had been dreaming about taking part in as a Spartan, and an overall sense of readiness to dive into the unknown and start the first part of my adult life. Nearly four years later, I’m happy to say that I’ve had the opportunity to find the answers to some of those questions, experience what it means to be a CWRU student and am continuing to learn more about myself and the person I want to continue to grow into.“

Read the full story here.


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