Ohio University is committed to providing access to higher education and to recognizing the scholastic achievements of our incoming students. All first-year students who are admitted for fall 2015 by February 1, 2015, will be considered automatically for our primary scholarship program for new freshmen, the OHIO Signature Awards.
Other scholarships also are available for our outstanding first-year students, including these:
Academic College, School, or Departmental Scholarships
Many colleges, schools, and departments automatically consider students admitted to their academic programs for additional scholarship opportunities. In most cases, no additional application is necessary. In some cases, an additional application, audition, portfolio review, or interview may be required to compete for those awards; in those cases, potentially eligible students will be contacted with application instructions via the student's postal or e-mail address used on the Application for Admission and Scholarships.
Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention Scholarship Programs
The Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention administers several selective scholarship award programs—such as the Templeton, Urban, and Appalachian—that encourage highly talented and capable students of diverse backgrounds to maximize their leadership potential through educational and service opportunities. For more information on scholarships that promote diversity at OHIO, visit the OMSAR website.
The Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program
The Cutler Scholars Program is a highly selective merit scholarship program that requires a nomination by an eligible individual for consideration. The program educates extraordinarily capable and committed young people to be world citizens, emphasizes development of leadership potential, and is designed to reinforce an ethic of civic responsibility. Students selected for the program are evaluated against rigorous standards and must excel both inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Cutler Scholars and becoming a nominee, please visit the Cutler Scholars website.
Outside Scholarships and Community-based Awards
Admitted first-year students are strongly encouraged to seek out scholarship and grant opportunities available to them through outside agencies, employers, community-based organizations, and corporations. Every year, OHIO's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships works with hundreds of first-year students who have received those types of awards to ensure that the funds are applied appropriately to their OHIO education expenses. An excellent third-party source to research external scholarships is available at www.fastweb.com.
Awards for Ohio University Family Members
Employees and their eligible dependents should visit the benefits section of the Human Resources website to learn more about the Ohio University Educational Benefits Program. The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) offers a limited number of scholarships for children of alumni; information can be found on the OUAA website. Children of alumni who are required to pay the non-resident surcharge may be eligible for the OHIO Next Generation Award. Ohio University does not offer sibling scholarships at this time.