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Ohio University launches OHIO Regional Promise for Fall 2022

March 2, 2022

Ohio University is launching a scholarship program for Pell-eligible first-year students with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA to cover the remaining cost of tuition and mandatory fees to earn a degree at one of OHIO’s five regional campuses, OHIO President Hugh Sherman announced today.

Those students will also be eligible for a guaranteed One OHIO scholarship should they choose to finish their degree by relocating to the Athens campus.

Application fees for regional campus locations will be waived through May 15, 2022.

“Ohio University is committed to making the college experience more accessible in every regional campus community we serve through the new OHIO Regional Promise program,” Sherman said. “This new program provides greater access to help our region’s students and families meet their educational goals without incurring unnecessary debt.”

The OHIO Regional Promise for Fall 2022 is an automatic four-year renewable scholarship program that will cover up to the full cost of regional campus tuition and mandatory fees for full-time, Pell-eligible students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

In addition, students at the regional campuses will be eligible for the One OHIO Scholarship if they choose to relocate to the Athens campus.

The One OHIO Scholarship is an optional, $5,000 renewable scholarship that would replace the OHIO Regional Promise Award for eligible students who begin on a regional campus and, after at least one successful year of study, wish to relocate to Athens to complete their degree. Either scholarship requires continued consecutive enrollment at Ohio University, excluding summers.

“I anticipate the scholarship to have quite a wonderful impact on our community. In helping more students pursue a university education, we are in effect, enabling them to pursue their dreams and better themselves. All of this translates into them becoming more productive and thoughtful workers, citizens, and leaders,” Roberta Milliken, Dean of Campus and Community Relations said. “The OHIO Regional Promise scholarship effectively puts a college degree within reach of many deserving students in Chillicothe and the surrounding region. The scholarship will help better support students in our area as they work to attain their goals of graduating with a university degree. It helps close a financial gap that has proven prohibitive to many capable and worthy students.”

Ohio University, already among the best values in the state for higher education, offers a high-quality education in Athens and at the Chillicothe, Lancaster, Zanesville, Southern and Eastern campuses, as well as centers in Dublin and Cleveland. OHIO, which recently achieved Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Classification, offers degrees from associate’s to doctoral degrees across more than 250 programs.

To be eligible for the OHIO Regional Promise for Fall 2022, students must apply to one of the regional campuses and submit 2022-23 FAFSA results to OHIO by May 15. For more information, visit ohio.edu/regional.

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