Opportunities for Transfer Students
Merit scholarships are available in limited quantity for transfer students enrolling in the fall term at the Athens campus. 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. 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.
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 scholarship is awarded to high-achieving students transferring from one of Ohio University's officially recognized partner community colleges.
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, the student most notify Undergraduate Admissions of their interest and provide documentation of their membership in PTK no later than May 15.
We encourage you to research external sources of scholarships, including the Ohio Transfer Council's David Gall Memorial Scholarship and Fastweb.
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.
Learn more about alumni scholarships
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.
Learn more about the OHIO Next Generation Award
More information about financial aid and scholarships is available on the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.