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 2019 scholarship recipients:

This past May, The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University awarded both John "JP" Peralta (CWR ’19) and Maggie Tyma (CWR '19) scholarships totaling $5,000 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:

JP Peralta

"My work promoting the public art program at CWRU was truly my first entry into public art education, and I am sincerely humbled and grateful for the places that has lead me. I am beginning my career out of undergrad in the field of Museum Education, which I am thrilled about. I have already secured a job in Venice, Italy as an interpreter at the American Pavilion during the Venice Biennale during the summer and I currently work at the Cleveland Museum of Art as a studio teaching assistant to follow up my fellowship in the education department from last summer. I could not be more excited about my future—a future that finds its roots in my engagement with the artworks that surrounded me during my undergrad."

Maggie Tyma

“CWRU taught me that there is so much more to graduating and a career - that we must find a
sense of fulfillment, and with the help of so many professors who deeply care about their students I believe I am on that path. I learned that to find myself I must think for myself. I became an independent woman who was given guidance, but has also learned to stand on my own and fight for what I desire. I learned that I can’t control time. Four wonderful years flew by and although I wish that it would have slowed down, I know that it was all worth it. I learned how to move on from failure. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, what matters is to keep going. I learned patience, empathy, and that nothing is impossible. I am proud to be a student of a university that taught me that curiosity and education are lifelong."

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