Scholarships and Awards

The eligible population for each Cutler Scholars Award is determined by the benefactor who is establishing and funding the award. The benefactor can designate one of the following:

  1. A geographic area, such as a county or a single high school,
  2. An academic unit of Ohio University, such as the College of Business, the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, or the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism,
  3. A group with an identifiable common trait, e.g., children of employees of a corporation.

NOTE: The frequency of awards is subject to change depending on the availability of funding.

DONOR INFORMATION: To learn more about how to become a future donor click HERE

Geographically-based Scholarships

The nomination procedures for all of the geographically-based Cutler Scholar awards are identical. To be considered, a student must be in his/her senior year and must be nominated by one of the eligible schools listed in the descriptions below (students cannot apply independently for the awards). The number of students to be nominated by each school varies depending on whether the award covers a single high school or multiple high schools.

An Area Selection Committee comprised of alumni and friends of Ohio University will review the nominations and will select two finalists for each award. These finalists will be interviewed on the Athens campus by the Cutler Scholar Selection Committee and one finalist will be selected to receive each award.

Click on the following locations for more information about these individual geographically-based awards:



New Jersey

New York



Discipline-based Scholars

Donors specify an academic unit and a selection committee within that academic unit nominates qualified high school seniors who have applied to that program. Two finalists for each award will be interviewed on the Athens campus by the Cutler Scholars Selection Committee. There are currently discipline-based awards in:

Organization-based Scholars

These awards are specified for the sons and daughters of employees from a certain organization or corporation. All students must be nominated by his or her high school. Two finalists will be selected for an interview on the Athens campus where the Cutler Scholars Selection Committee will award the scholarship. Currently, the only organization-based award is designated for: