Merit scholarships are available in limited quantity for transfer students. These awards are competitive and provide from $1,000 to $3,000 toward tuition expenses. Some of these awards are one-time and others are renewable for up to a total of four semesters. Awards are available to students who begin their studies in the fall semester.
To be eligible for merit scholarship consideration, please note the following requirements:
- You must apply, and be admitted by, May 15. We recommend that you apply by April 1.
- You must have completed a full year of academic study (i.e., 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of work) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 to be eligible for consideration.
- Award notification letters are mailed in mid-June.
Axsom Transfer Scholarship
Named in honor of former Ohio University employee David Axsom, the Axsom Transfer Scholarship is awarded to transfer students who demonstrate strong academic achievement at their previous institution(s).
Community College Partnership Scholarship
The community college partnership is awarded to high achieving students transferring from one of Ohio University's officially recognized partner community colleges. A list of our current partners can be found online at: www.ohio.edu/ecampus/future/partners.htm
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Each year, Ohio University awards one $3,000 merit based scholarship to a Phi Theta Kappa member. To be considered for the award, Undergraduate Admissions must be notified be May 15 of the student's interest with documentation of their membership in PTK.
Award notification letters are mailed in mid-June. Even if you do not receive a scholarship in your first year of study, you may be eligible to apply for "upper-class" merit scholarships once you have completed one year of credit at Ohio University. Consideration for those scholarships would be based on your performance at Ohio University.
We encourage you to research external sources of scholarships, including the Ohio Transfer Council's David Gall Memorial Scholarship and Fastweb.
Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships online.