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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 Eastern 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 Eastern 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 at least March 1, 2024.

  • 4 Years, 1 Low Price

    The OHIO Guarantee means students attending Ohio University Eastern 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


    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 at least March 1, 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.


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 Eastern Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are funds given in honor or memory of an individual or family and yearly amounts vary according to the monies earned in the scholarship fund. Automatic renewal is not guaranteed with endowed scholarships.

Liberty Antalis Memorial Scholarship

  • Undergraduate pursuing a degree in English, or related field, i.e., Communication or Fine Arts
  • Above average grades from high school
  • 3.0 GPA and 3.5 in English as an upperclassman

Belmont County Endowed Scholarship – Union Local High School

  • Union Local High School graduate
  • Recommended minimums: 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.3 GPA

Belmont Savings Bank Scholarship

  • Resident of Belmont County
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Extracurricular activities considered

Dr. E.R. & Marjory Bovenizer Scholarship


Bridgeport Rotary Scholarship

  • Resident of Bridgeport School District, graduate of Bridgeport or St. John Central High School
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a financial need

Bridgeport/Buckeye Local High School Scholarship

  • Graduate of Bridgeport or Buckeye Local High Schools
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 - 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need

Burkhart Scholarship

  • Female student
  • Resident of Monroe County
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Carroll Family Scholarship

  • First Preference - Incoming Freshman
  • Second Preference - top 40% of high school class
  • Demonstrate financial need

Costello Scholarship for Appalachian Students

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Financial need

Paul G. & Stella T. Crum Family Appreciation Scholarship

  • Resident of Monroe County
  • Preference given to students who have attended St. Sylvester's School

Culbertson Scholarship

  • Belmont or Harrison County resident pursuing a degree in one of the "helping" professions
  • Recommended minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.3 GPA

Dutton Family Scholarship

  • Resident of Belmont County, OH
  • Demonstrate academic merit

Jerry & Lova Ebbert Family Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

Adam & Sylvia Giandomenico Scholarship

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Top 33% of graduating class
  • Financial need

Dr. Robert F. Godfrey Scholarship

  • Graduate of Martin's Ferry High School

Goodman Family & James C. Bryant Scholarship


Rodney Hanson Scholarship

  • Education or pre-law Major residing in Belmont County
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

Eugene & Matilda Heavilin Scholarship

  • Must be incoming freshman from Harrison County
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

The Linda Heil Dowler Scholarship

  • Graduate of Martin's Ferry High School
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Majoring in Education

Thomas & Virginia Helms Scholarship

  • Education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Robert L. & Eleanor R. Heskett Scholarship

  • Graduate of Martins Ferry or Bellaire High School
  • Demonstrate financial need

James Kettler Memorial Scholarship

  • Priority given to students majoring in physics
  • Consideration given to students majoring in the sciences, mathematics, or education with a concentration in math or the sciences

Kerr Memorial Scholarship

  • Undergraduate pursuing a major in education or business administration
  • Must be Bellaire, St. Clairsville, or Shadyside High School graduate
  • Recommended minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT for high school applicants
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.3 GPA

John & Margaret Kirk Scholarship

  • Graduate of a high school in the Barnesville School District
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

John & Elizabeth Lancione Scholarship

  • Bellaire High School graduate in a pre-professional field of study
  • Recommended minimum 3.0 GPA or 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.0 GPA

Walter Latacz Scholarship

  • Designated for students who qualify for disability services through Ohio University
  • Priority given to students pursuing a career in health care professions

Dr. Richard McMann Scholarship

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Preference to nontraditional students majoring in the humanities or social sciences, especially sociology or anthropology

R. Kinsey Milleson Public Service Scholarship

  • Majoring in Applied Management of Political Science
  • Be at least a Sophomore rank with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate academic merit

Wesley Patrick Murphy Memorial Scholarship

  • Majoring in social work
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A
  • Demonstrate financial need

James Newton, Ph.D. Scholarship

  • Top 20% of high school class
  • Upper-class required minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Students interested in the social sciences with preference give to those interested in geography as a discipline of study
  • Priority given to freshmen or nontraditional students

Scott & Anna O'Donnell Scholarship

  • Majoring in Business Administration and accepted into the College of Business
  • Resident of Belmont, Harrison or Jefferson Counties, OH
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • First preference given to students who have transferred to Athens from the Eastern Campus

Ohio University Eastern Campus Scholarship

  • Fund established by OHIO Eastern faculty and staff
  • Incoming freshman with two of the following:
    • Top 25% of senior class
    • High school GPA of 3.5 or above
    • 21 ACT

Willard E. & Mary J. Poston Scholarship (Available fall 2025)

  • Resident of Belmont, County OH
  • Demonstrate financial need

John & Marcelyn Shannon Scholarship

  • Recipient must be an incoming freshman
  • Top 40% of their class
  • Demonstrate financial need

Jimmy Shaheen Scholarship

  • Majoring in Education
  • Demonstrate financial need

Roger Sowers Memorial Scholarship

  • Barnesville High School graduate
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Education major
  • Demonstrate financial need

St. Clairsville Rotary Scholarship

  • St. Clairsville High School graduate
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need, leadership, and activities will be considered

Switzerland of Ohio Scholarship for Education

  • Must be a graduate and current resident of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District
  • Education major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

Unified Bank Business Scholarship

  • Must major in Business or a related field
  • Minimum ACT of 21 and top 30% of high school class
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for upper-class applicants
  • Priority given to freshman

Katherine Whinnery & Family Scholarship

  • Top 50% of high school class
  • Upper-class required minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference given to Harrison County residents
  • Demonstrate financial need

Charles A. Wilson Scholarship

  • Bridgeport High School graduate
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA


Vicki DeLucas
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Elson Hall - Room 141


Jacki Adkins
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Student Resource Commons, Collins Center - Southern


Martha Tanedo, M.A.
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Bennett Hall - Room 134D