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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers information regarding financial aid available to OHIO students. While the Chillicothe campus Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions and help you secure financial aid, your Financial Aid Offer will be processed by staff on our Ohio University Athens campus. Please stop by the Chillicothe campus Financial Aid Office or contact the Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

  • OHIO Regional Advantage

    A set of renewable scholarships designed to ensure that an extraordinary OHIO education is within reach, the program recognizes exemplary academic achievement within our regional communities with awards for fall 2024 incoming full-time freshmen.

  • OHIO Regional Promise

    This renewable award will cover the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees to attend an Ohio University regional campus for fall 2024 incoming full-time, Pell-eligible freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA whose FAFSA is received by the deadline which has been extended to March 15, 2024.

  • 4 Years, 1 Low Price

    The OHIO Guarantee means students attending Ohio University Chillicothe will pay a single fixed rate that covers tuition and most fees for four years. During the 2023-2024 year, new Ohio residents who enroll full-time through one of OHIO’s regional campuses will pay $3,089 per semester.

    Tuition and Fees

    OHIO Guarantee

Financial Aid and Aid Offers

  • FAFSA


    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application for all forms of federal, state and institutional financial aid. Students must complete the FAFSA annually. To be considered for all forms of aid, file by OHIO's first-priority date, which has been extended to March 15, 2024!

  • Types of Aid


    When it comes to paying for school, you're not alone. Financial aid is offered from many sources. Grants, scholarships, work-study and low-interest loans help make college more affordable.

  • Aid Offers


    Financial Aid Offers provide students with cost information, types and amounts of financial aid offered, and necessary action items. Students are encouraged to also view this information on their MyOHIO Student Center.

Scholarships

Funds for academically talented and creatively gifted students are offered by Ohio University through a variety of scholarships. Your application for admission to Ohio University serves as your application for most University scholarships. Upperclass students who submit the online scholarship application are also considered for most upperclass scholarships.

  • Scholarships for Incoming Fall 2024 Freshmen: The OHIO Regional Advantage Awards program recognizes the exemplary academic achievement within our regional communities. First-year students who are new to an OHIO University regional campus in fall 2024 as full-time, degree-seeking students are eligible for consideration for the Regional Advantage Awards program.
  • Scholarships for Continuing Students: All currently enrolled students should complete the Online Scholarship Application. The 2024-25 scholarship application opens November 1, 2023. Students must apply no later than February 1, 2024, to receive first-priority consideration. Students receiving scholarships will be notified in March.
  • Search online for scholarships
  • Apply for non-university scholarship opportunities

OHIO Chillicothe Endowed Scholarships

Alexander – Nicholas M. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

  • For graduate of Chillicothe High School
  • Preference to a freshman majoring in education
  • Ranking in upper 25% of graduating class
  • Record of performance in school or community activities
  • Two letters of recommendation required

American Association of University Women (AAUW) 

  • Enrolled in classes on the Chillicothe campus
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 3.0 GPA for upper-class students
  • Fulltime sophomores, juniors, or seniors
  • Residents of Ross County

Berger – Berger Health System Nursing Endowment

  • Must be enrolled in pre-nursing program or any of the nursing programs at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Must be a resident of Pickaway County

Charles Black Scholarship

  • Fulltime freshman or sophomore student enrolled in or accepted at the Ohio University Chillicothe campus
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on 4.0 scale
  • Must be pursuing an education degree as an Intervention Specialist

Harry T. Black Scholarship

  • Part-time student attending Chillicothe campus
  • 1st priority to residents of Ross County
  • 2nd priority to students meeting selection standards at other regional campuses or main campus
  • Achievement, merit, and scholarship are to be considered
  • Financial need is a secondary consideration

Jayne Stone Brown Scholarship

  • Sophomore, junior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minor in theatre

Chillicothe Education Foundation Scholarship

  • Full or part-time enrollment at the Chillicothe campus
  • Non-traditional student, graduate from Chillicothe High School, resident of Ross County
  • Demonstrated financial need is secondary

Chillicothe Honors

  • Full-time freshman attending OHIO Chillicothe
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need is secondary
  • Each high school shall submit names for consideration

Karen W. and Timothy J. Corcoran Scholarship for Education at OHIO Chillicothe

  • Undergraduate students enrolled on the Chillicothe campus
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior with preference to juniors and seniors
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Preference for Middle Childhood Education majors

Officer Larry Cox Memorial Scholarship

  • Full or part-time Law Enforcement Technology freshmen or sophomore at OHIO Chillicothe 
  • U. S citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Ohio University, or if newly enrolled at Ohio University, or a rank of top 25 percent of high school class

Ralph L. “Bunk” DeBord Scholarship

  • Full-time freshman enrolled in or majoring in visual arts on the Chillicothe campus
  • Upperclass students may be considered if there are no eligible freshmen

Diane Diekroger Social Services Scholarship

  • Junior or senior enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe 
  • Major in Social Work
  • Minimum GPA 3.3
  • Demonstrated financial need

Kathryn S. Fowler Scholarship

  • Full-time freshman enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 from high school
  • Ross County resident who graduated from a Ross County High School including Chillicothe High School

Kevin M. Garrett Nursing Scholarship

  • Full-time first or second-year student enrolled in nursing or pre-nursing at OHIO Chillicothe
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

A graduate of Logan Elm High School, Kevin Garrett graduated from Ohio University Chillicothe in 2010 with an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing. He planned to return and complete his bachelor's degree after beginning to work as a Registered Nurse. At the age of 22, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. He underwent treatment including surgery and radiation and was cancer-free for some time before his cancer recurred. Kevin died in 2013, just six days before his 25th birthday. His family established this scholarship after his death as a memorial to Kevin and his dream of becoming a nurse.

Stephen, Judith, and CJ Gary Family Scholarship

  • Full-time undergraduate student at OHIO Chillicothe 
  • Enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) program
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Demonstrated financial need

Haines Scholarship Fund

  • Full-time freshman or sophomore attending OHIO Chillicothe 
  • Graduate of Huntington High School
  • Must submit two teacher evaluations
  • Financial need is secondary

Kathryn Hess and James VanGundy Scholarship

  • Full-time undergraduate student enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Graduate of a high school in Ross County, Ohio or a school within the Chillicothe City School District

Wayne and Robin Holland Scholarship

  • Full-time freshman enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • U. S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 at a Ross County High School
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 1st priority to students who have lived in Metropolitan Housing Authority in Chillicothe, OH
  • 2nd priority to students who have participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program in Chillicothe, OH

Don Huddleston Memorial Scholarship

  • Full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Demonstrated financial need

Junior Civic League

Gary Justice Memorial Scholarship

  • Full-time Law Enforcement Technology student enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at Ohio University

Dr. Veena P. Kasbekar Achievement Award

  • Full-time junior or senior student enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • 1st preference will be students majoring in English
  • 2nd preference will be students majoring in Middle Childhood Education
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2

Mabel and Robert Keim Scholarship for First Generation Students at OHIO Chillicothe

  • Undergraduate students enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference to first-generation students.

Dr. Jean Kerney Scholarship

  • Full-time freshman students enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must have graduated from a Ross County, Ohio high school including Chillicothe High School
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

Howard O. “Corky” Miller Scholarship

  • Full-time student enrolled in or accepted for admission to the University
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at OHIO University or, if newly enrolled at OHIO University, a rank of 3.0 GPA or the top 20% of high school class
  • Currently participating in an extracurricular activity

Flavian D. Morgan Scholarship

  • Full-time students attending OHIO Chillicothe 
  • Priority to freshmen students from Ross County with a second priority going to freshmen from Pickaway County
  • If no freshman can be found to meet these criteria, the awards may go to upper-class students from Ross County first then Pickaway County.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and majoring in education, business, engineering, computer science, pre-medicine or pre-law
  • Other considerations are demonstrated financial need, recommendations from teachers, counselors or administrators and demonstration of leadership based upon positions held in school or community organizations, student councils, sports or other activities

This scholarship honors Flavian Morgan, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, who earned degrees in aeronautics, aeronautical engineering, and business administration. He lived and worked in St. Louis, Illinois before settling in Chillicothe and worked for Goodyear Atomic Corporation before his death. He served on the Carver Community Center Board and the Fair Housing Board in Chillicothe, in addition to serving as a math and science tutor at the Carver Community Center. He was also active in the Boy Scouts of America, the Chillicothe NAACP, and March of Dimes walkathons. 

John (Jay) L. Nickerson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Full-time sophomore student at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Academic achievement

Ohio University Chillicothe Scholarship Fund – 1804

  • Full-time OHIO Chillicothe student
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need is secona dary consideration

Donald R. Pollock Scholarship

  • Full-time OHIO Chillicothe students
  • Junior or senior rank
  • Majoring or minoring in an arts and humanities discipline
  • Minimum GPA 3.2
  • Demonstrated financial need

Dr. Robert E. & Esther T. Quinn Scholarship

  • Full-time or part-time students enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Student’s studies must reflect an emphasis in the humanities
  • Demonstrated academic achievement with financial need to be considered secondary

Judge Gerald E. & Edythe Radcliffe Scholarship

  • Freshman students enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Graduates of Chillicothe High School

Judge Gerald E. Radcliffe was a long-time supporter of Ohio University Chillicothe. A 1940 graduate of Chillicothe High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. A World War II veteran, he received many medals and honors while enlisted. After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945, he enrolled at the University of Dayton. He transferred to Ohio University Chillicothe, where he was a member of the first class of students attending the campus when it opened in 1946. He attended day and evening classes held in the old Smith Middle School and was the first President of the Ohio University Chillicothe's Student Council. In 1948, he relocated to Ohio University's Athens campus, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Arts and Science with a major in Commerce and a minor in English. Radcliffe served for 23 years as a probate and juvenile judge in Ross County. Judge Radcliffe received many national awards including the Meritorious Judicial Service Award of the National Council of Family and Juvenile Judges and the National Amvets Silver Helmet Award for Americanism. He died in 2006 and was predeceased by his first wife, Edythe Kennedy Radcliffe, who died in 1995.

Rock for Tots

  • Full-time student enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Incoming freshman
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Resident of South-Central Ohio

Chillicothe Rotary and Robert Schaefer Scholarship

  • Full-time upper-class student at OHIO Chillicothe
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at OHIO University
  • Award is limited to a student within the jurisdictional limit of the Chillicothe Rotary Club (Ross County)
  • Financial need is a secondary factor

Robert E. Schaefer Scholarship

  • One or more students entering the OHIO Chillicothe campus for freshman year
  • 1st priority to graduates of Chillicothe High School
  • 2nd priority to graduates of other Ross County High Schools
  • 3rd priority to other students meeting selection standards at other regional campuses or the main campus of OHIO University
  • Achievement, merit, and scholarship are to be considered strong primary endorsements
  • Financial need is secondary

Myrl H. Shoemaker Scholarship

  • Full-time student attending Chillicothe campus of OHIO University
  • Resident of South-Central Ohio
  • Academic merit with financial need as secondary consideration
  • Award goes to freshman or sophomore

Mary Spencer Scholarship

  • Full-time students enrolled at the Chillicothe campus
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Funds should be used for tuition, textbooks, or other educationally related expenses
  • Preference for financially disadvantaged students

Mary Spencer loved learning and hoped to be the first person in her family to earn a college degree. She grew up in Huntington, West Virginia and later married and raised three children in Wellston, Ohio. After the death of her first husband, Mary moved to Chillicothe, Ohio to be close to friends and to find a job. Not until her mid-60s did Mary realize her lifelong dream of going to college when she began taking classes at Ohio University Chillicothe. Though the Great Depression and the financial struggles that followed stood in the way of Mary's dreams of a college degree, she wanted to ensure that financial circumstances did not prevent others from earning a college degree. She established the Mary Spencer Scholarship and upon her death left Ohio University over $500,000 which continues to grow and support student scholarships each year. 

Clayton Stein Scholarship

  • Full-time student enrolled at OHIO University Chillicothe
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 from high school or college

Courtney and Paul Tuck Life Science Scholarship

  • Full-time student enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Seeking degree in a Life Science discipline including but not limited to Biology, Biochemistry, Pre-professional (Pre-medicine, pre-veterinary medicine, etc.) or Nursing
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 at OHIO Chillicothe or, if newly enrolled at OHIO, at prior institution

Dr. Arthur L. Vorhies Memorial Scholarship

  • Students enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Full or part-time students

James A. Watson Education Scholarship

  • Full-time student enrolled at OHIO Chillicothe
  • Planning to major in education
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Graduate of Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, OH or a high school in Athens County, Athens, OH
  • If an eligible student cannot be identified at OHIO Chillicothe, the award may be given to a student on the Athens campus

Jimmie L. and Barbara J. Williams Endowment

  • Full-time student enrolled in second year of the two-year nursing program at Ohio University Chillicothe
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must maintain GPA for second semester
  • Demonstrated financial need

Primary

Martha Tanedo, M.A.
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Bennett Hall - Room 134D
740.774.7733
tanedo@ohio.edu

Secondary

Vicki DeLucas
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Elson Hall - Room 141
740.588.1441
delucas@ohio.edu

Secondary

Jacki Adkins
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Student Resource Commons, Collins Center - Southern
740.533.4603
adkinsj@ohio.edu