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Legacy Scholarship

The Ohio University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, created in 2003, helps children and grandchildren of Ohio University alumni continue the Bobcat tradition. Throughout history, many OHIO families have proudly shared the Ohio alumni experience.

Meet this year's Legacy Scholarship recipients

Legacy Scholarship Details

  • Candidate must be an undergraduate for the upcoming school year.
  • Candidate must have at least one direct lineage Ohio University graduate, (i.e. parent, stepparent, grandparent, great-grandparent, etc.)
  • Candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.7.
  • Four $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year.
  • One award is given per class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
  • Deadline is February 1, 2023 at 5 p.m. Applications are to be completed online.

Support the Legacy Scholarship

The Ohio University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, created in 2003, helps children and grandchildren of Ohio University alumni continue the Bobcat tradition. Throughout history, many OHIO families have proudly shared the Ohio alumni experience. To support the Legacy Scholarship, please click here and choose “Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship."

For more information about the Legacy Scholarship contact the Ohio University Alumni Association at alumni@ohio.edu.

Legacy Scholarship Application

Materials Needed to Complete the Legacy Scholarship Application

Applicants must complete the below scholarship application and the recommendation form by February 1, 2023.

APPLICATION: Please fill out the application in its entirety.

Legacy Scholarship Application

REFERENCE FORM: This reference form can be from a professor/teacher, a community citizen (cannot be related to applicant).

Legacy Scholarship Reference Form

Failure to complete all sections of this application may significantly delay the processing time of your application. 

Information about Review Process

The committee will consider the application in full, including:

  • Legacy
  • Academic Performance, Awards/Honors
  • School/Community Activities
  • Employment/Internship
  • Reference Form
  • Narrative essay

Additional information may be used from your application for admission and financial aid forms.

After all applications are received, the committee will review applications, meet, and decide winners. The committee will be in contact if any questions arise.  If you have any questions, you can contact the Ohio University Alumni Association at alumni@ohio.edu.

The completed Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 p.m. ON FEBRUARY 1, 2023.