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The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available to complete with your 2020 tax information. For the 2022-2023 financial aid year, the FAFSA opens October 1, 2021. Students/parents will use tax data from two years prior to the start of the academic year. This allows most students and parents to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to load tax data directly into the FAFSA. Using the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will avoid errors and requests for documentation. For more details on FAFSA changes, visit www.studentaid.gov.

Ohio University’s first-priority consideration date is January 15, 2022. You must apply, be admitted, and submit your FAFSA in order to be considered in the first round of scholarship awarding.  Processing time for the FAFSA is approximately two weeks. We recommend that you file the 2022-2023 FAFSA as soon as possible. The FAFSA serves as the application for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid at Ohio University for summer 2022, fall 2022, and spring 2023. Please use school code #003101. You and your parent (if applicable) will use the FSA ID to sign the FAFSA. If you or your parent does not already have an FSA ID, apply for one at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

Should you need assistance filing your FAFSA, the Eastern Campus Student Services Office can help. Please call 740-699-2536 to set up on individual appointment and we will be happy to assist with this important process.

An overview of completing the FAFSA form is available from the Student Financial Aid Office at https://www.ohio.edu/financial-aid/populations/future-bobcats.



First-Year Student Scholarship Guidelines
  • Submission deadline is January 15, 2022.
  • To qualify for scholarships, you must be a spring 2022 graduate from an Ohio high school planning to enroll at Ohio University Eastern in the Fall Semester immediately after your high school graduation.
  • Only students who have submitted an application for admission, the $20 non-refundable application fee, official high school transcripts, and required test scores by January 15, 2022 are eligible.
Current Ohio University Students

First Year Student Scholarships

  • Students who are selected to receive an academic scholarship will be notified by mail no later than February 14, 2022
  • Scholarship awards will be based on students’ academic performance AND ACT and/or SAT score
  • Scholarship recipients will have until May 2, 2022 to accept their award, failure to return the Scholarship Acceptance Form by May 2, 2022 will result in the scholarship offered being rescinded
  • Students who are selected to receive an academic scholarship will receive one of the following amounts:                                                    
    • Excellence Scholarship – Full Tuition

    • Achievement Scholarship - Half Tuition

    • Leadership Scholarship - $1,500/year

    • Cultural Merit Scholarship - Half Tuition

    • OVAC Scholarship - $500/year                   

  • All scholarship offers may be renewed for a second year provided the student meets the following criteria:
    • Must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours during their first year of enrollment at Ohio University Eastern
    • Must earn a minimum 3.3 grade point average during their first year of enrollment at Ohio University Eastern

*Please note the above scholarship criteria are subject to change without prior notice.  Scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds, all decisions are final.


Upper-Class/Transfer Scholarships

  • Dean's Scholarship

  • Cultural Merit Scholarship

  • Non-Traditional Scholarship

  • Transfer Scholarship

West Virginia Northern Community College Transfer Scholarship

Student must complete the application, be a graduate from WVNCC with an associate degree, have higher than a 3.0 GPA, and enroll in a bachelor's degree program to be completed on the OHIO Eastern campus. Students are required to maintain full-time status of 12 credit hours or more and be in good academic standing at the end of each term with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Recipients will be reviewed at the end of the academic year for the scholarship to be renewed. Scholarship amount is $1,500/academic year (split between two semesters).

Click here to apply for the WVNCC Transfer Scholarship

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 APGA 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 APGA and 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimum: 3.3 APGA

Belmont Savings Bank Scholarship

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

Bridgeport Rotary Scholarship

  • Resident of Bridgeport School District, graduate of Bridgeport or St. John Central High School
  • Minimum 3.0 APGA 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
  • Financial need

Burkhart Scholarship

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

Citizens Savings 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 APGA for Upper-class
  • Priority given to freshman

Costello Scholarship for Appalachian Students

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Financial need

Paul G. and 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 minimums: 3.0 APGA and 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimums: 3.3 APGA

Adam and Sylvia Giandomenico Scholarship

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Class rank: Top third of graduating class
  • Financial need

Rodney Hanson Scholarship

  • Education or Pre-Law Major residing in Belmont County
  • Minimum 3.0 APGA
  • Demonstrate a financial need

Eugene and Matilda Heavilin Scholarship

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

Thomas and Virginia Helms Scholarship

  • Education major with a minimum of 3.0 APGA

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 minimums: 3.0 APGA and 20 ACT for high school applicants
  • Upper-class recommended minimum: 3.3 APGA

John and Margaret Kirk Scholarship

  • Graduate of a high school in the Barnesville School District
  • Minimum 3.4 APGA
  • Financial need

John and Elizabeth Lancione Scholarship

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

Walter Latacz Scholarship

  • Designated for students who qualify for Disability Services through Ohio University
  • Priority given to students pursuing a career in healthcare professions

Dr. Richard McMann Scholarship

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

Wesley Patrick Murphy Memorial Scholarship

  • Majoring in Social Work
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A
  • Financial Need

James Newton, Ph.D. Scholarship

  • Top 20% of high school class
  • Upper-class requirement: Minimum 3.0 APGA
  • 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

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 APGA of 3.5 or above
    • 21 ACT

John and Marcelyn Shannon Scholarship

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

Roger Sowers Memorial Scholarship

  • Barnesville High School graduate
  • Minimum 3.0 APGA
  • Education Major
  • Financial need

St. Clairsville Rotary Scholarship

  • St. Clairsville High School graduate
  • Minimum 3.0 APGA
  • 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
  • Majoring in Education
  • Minimum 3.0 APGA
  • Financial need

Katherine Whinnery and Family Scholarship

  • Top 50% of high school class
  • Upper-class requirement: Minimum 2.5 APGA
  • Preference given to Harrison County resident
  • Financial need

Charles A. Wilson Scholarship

  • Bridgeport High School graduate
  • Minimum 2.0 APGA


Vicki DeLucas (Primary)
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Elson Hall - Room 141
T: 740.588.1441

Jacki Adkins (Secondary)
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Student Resource Commons, Collins Center - Southern
T: 740.533.4603

Martha Tanedo, M.A. (Secondary)
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Bennett Hall - Room 134D
T: 740.774.7733


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