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 2021 scholarship recipient:

In May, The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University awarded Katie Toledo (CWR ’21) a $5000 scholarship through the generosity of Ohio-based alumni and friends who purchased CWRU-branded license plates. Here is what she had to say about her CWRU experience:

Katie Toledo

“I have advocated for an expansion of LGBTQ+ identity training through my position as the undergraduate chair of the LGBTQ+ Subcommittee of the For A Better CWRU Taskforce… I credit my experiences at CWRU working as a SafeZone Coordinator and student advocate for LGBTQ+ education as well as studying the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals in the classroom with proving me a strong foundation for my future career in civil rights law.”


Scholarships are an important way to help our students find success. With your support, The Alumni Association can continue to award deserving Ohio 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