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Appalachian Cohort for Engineering Scholarship

An exciting new scholarship opportunity at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, the Appalachian Cohort for Engineering (ACE) will provide a cohort of between 8 and 12 incoming freshmen from the Appalachian counties of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania with funding and academic support for four years.

Recipients will be immersed in a supportive community of academic advisors and fellow scholarship recipients, and will have access to additional resources such as pre-enrollment summer programs, select housing, and instruction and mentoring in entrepreneurship.

The program is designed to help academically-promising students with significant financial need from Appalachian communities complete a bachelor’s degree in engineering and embark on a successful engineering career.

Selected applicants will be notified by mail in early April. The number of ACE Scholarships is limited. Of the eligible applicants, only those with an exceptional combination of academic promise and financial need will be selected.

To be eligible, incoming students must be residents of an Appalachian county, have financial need in excess of $8,000 as documented by the FAFSA, declare an engineering or computer science major, and have an ACT Math score of at least 24 (or SAT equivalent). All eligible applicants will be considered, but not all will be offered scholarships. Scholarship recipients must agree to participate in ACE program activities.

There is no special application form for the Appalachian Cohort for Engineering. To be considered, students must:

  1. Submit an application to the Ohio University Office of Undergraduate Admissions by February 1.  
  2. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA , to the United States Office of Federal Student Aid by February 15.


Selected applicants will be notified by mail in early April. The number of ACE Scholarships is limited. Of the eligible applicants, only those with an exceptional combination of academic promise and financial need will be selected.

Questions?
Jeff Giesey, Russ College Associate Dean for Academics, at 740.593.1573.