Learn about freshman scholarships
Ohio University offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Our primary scholarship programs for new students are designed for those students beginning in the fall. Continuing students may apply for upperclass scholarships throughout their academic career at OHIO.
Scholarship awards are based on a range of criteria, which can include academic merit, demonstrated financial need, field of study, participation in a specific program or organization, and/or any combination of the above.
OHIO Signature Award Program
Outside Agency Scholarships
If you wish to look for outside scholarships, you should check with your high school counselor as well as clubs and organizations with which you or your parents may be associated. There also are several free online scholarship search engines available, such as Fastweb.If you are receiving a scholarship from an outside agency, the notice can be faxed or mailed to:
Attention: "Outside Agency Scholarships"
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
Chubb Hall 020
1 Ohio University
Athens OH 45701
Scholarship checks can be mailed to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and should include the student’s full name and Ohio University PID number. If the check is co-payable, please endorse it before it is sent. Awards are divided among two semesters unless directed otherwise by the scholarship provider.
Students will complete an electronic scholarship application each January to be considered for scholarships for the next academic year. To ensure consideration, students should have an accumulative GPA of 3.5, have earned at least 15 credit hours during the fall semester of the application year, and earn at least 30 hours over fall and spring semesters combined.
2015-2016 FAFSA is available
Admission deadline for scholarship consideration
File the FAFSA
ACT/SAT score receipt date for scholarship consideration
OHIO's first-priority date for receipt of FAFSA results
Financial aid award letters mailed
Deadline for scholarship recipients to confirm intent to enroll
Check To-Do List online in student portal and complete all financial aid requirements
Request final transcript(s) be sent
View student financial account online
Enrollment for monthly payment plan available
Fall semester account balance due
Start fall semester classes