Scholarships + Financial Aid
From loans to scholarships to employment opportunities, the Russ College is committed to helping you find ways to make your education affordable. We prioritize investing in students, so we offer scholarships, development funds, and research stipends, and we publicize outside funding sources all year long.
All new students are automatically considered for scholarship awards (see below). The transformational $124 million estate gift in 2008 from our namesakes, Fritz, B.S.E.E. ’42, H.O.N. ’75, and Dolores Russ, created several unique opportunities, including the Russ Vision Scholarship, which is available to select students.
Special endowment funds also were established to help students develop into meta-engineers – highly skilled but well-rounded professionals with leadership and professional attributes that equip them to go out into the world and create for good. As a Russ College student, we invite you to apply for these Russ Vision Funds (see below), allotted for student organizations and leadership, competition teams, undergraduate research experiences, and international study.
Once you're in Athens, the Russ College Office of Professional Experiences can help you find a co-op or internship to provide supplemental income and experience while you earn academic credit, and connect you to campus work-study opportunities.
All new students are automatically considered for scholarship awards. Your application for admission is also your application for scholarships. Russ College has a substantial program of renewable scholarships awarded to incoming first-year students based on their high school GPA and ACT or SAT score.
In addition to scholarships awarded by Ohio University, Russ College makes over $1,300,000 of scholarship awards to its students each year. Scholarship amounts vary from $2000 to full tuition and beyond.
Cutler Scholarships are awarded to a very select group of extraordinarily capable and committed students.
Continuing students who wish to be considered for scholarships based upon their accomplishments as students at Ohio University should apply online each winter starting at the university Financial Aid & Scholarships website. The deadline for continuing student scholarship application is February 1. This single application enables your consideration for all scholarships administered by Ohio University.
Scholarships specific to the Russ College are:
- AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee Scholarship
- ASCE Central Ohio Scholarship
- William and Cecilia Bees Scholarship
- Paul H. and Irene C. Black Memorial Scholarship
- R. Emmett Boyle Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
- Jane Cuthbert Burhans Scholarship for Women in Engineering
- Chairman’s Aviation Scholarship
- Ohio University Computer Science Club Scholarship
- Bernard E. and Rosemary P. Cooley Scholarship
- Engineering and Technology Scholarships for Athens High School
- James F. Fales Scholarship
- Dr. Gary M. Graham Memorial Scholarship
- Karl Hitomi Manufacturing Systems Scholarship
- David Hoover Memorial Scholarship
- Helen Hoover Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Curtis M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Engineering and Technology
- Jeff and Janis Jones Scholarship in Computer Science
- Joan Mace Scholarship
- Robert N. McCloskey Engineering Scholarship
- McFarland Electrical Engineering Scholarship
- Herbert D. and Mark Ian Myers Memorial Aviation Scholarship
- Reuben M. Olson Engineering Scholarship
- Ronald L. Patrick Endowed Scholarship
- Harriet Quimby Scholarship
- Jodie Price and R.T. Ramsay Scholarship
- Robert E. Wilkes Scholarship in Electrical Engineering
- William L. Roberts Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Russ Ross Award Fund in Civil Engineering
- Guy E. and Alrie M. Roth Memorial Scholarship
- E. Ralph Sims, Jr., and Jane S. Sims Manufacturing and Materials Scholarship
- Seubert Scholarship
- Evan and Melba Williams Endowed Scholarship
- The Charles Overby – Create for Good With Green Technology by Design Award
- Captain Nathan Douglass Richeson Memorial Scholarship
- The Litke Family Aviation Scholarship
Russ Vision Funds
The Russ College goes beyond technical education to produce meta-engineers and -technologists who are poised for leadership and aware of their influence on the world around them. Unique to the Russ College, Russ Vision Funds are available to support students as they pursue activities beyond the classroom that will develop their meta-engineering and technology skills.
These activities might be:
- Undergraduate research with a faculty member
- An individual student or student organization’s attendance at a national conference, to network with other chapters and employers and professionals, or present a research paper
- Support for a competition team learn from putting their technical skills into practice, succeeding and sometimes failing (Use the Russ Vision Competition Participation Fund links provided below to learn about the application guidelines)
- Leadership activities such as professional development