1804 Scholars

1804 Scholars

As an 1804 Scholar, you won’t miss anything our vibrant university community has to offer. In addition to the program perks, your close-knit cohort of scholars will have dedicated program coordinators to curate access to the events and resources that make the Ohio University experience unique and unforgettable. With a focus on well-being as well as academic enrichment, this is a scholars program that will offer a rich blend of peer, faculty, and campus engagement.

Program Features

  • Residential

    Between a quiet study environment and an emphasis on academic achievement and personal well-being, you’ll find true community in the residence hall you share with your fellow Scholars, where you'll build connections that foster physical, mental, and emotional health. 

  • Multi-Year Program

    Make the most of your time living on campus. Spend your first year immersed in curated University experiences, and launch into an early leadership role as a peer mentor or wellness coach during your second year. You'll have access to OHIO Honors Program classes where space is available, and program benefits and engagement opportunities continue throughout your undergraduate experience.

  • Extracurricular

    Coordinated 1804 programming allows you to enjoy speakers, performances, exhibits, and skill-building workshops. At each event, engage in unique roundtable discussions with your Scholars community and faculty. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in honors and scholars social events like game nights and movie screenings.


Priority scheduling

1804 Scholars housing

Curated programming

Exclusive well-being resources

Applying to 1804 Scholars

Students are encouraged to apply for the 1804 Scholars Program at the time of application for admission and scholarships. For priority consideration, students should apply by the November 15 early action deadline. Applicants who apply after the early action deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

All applicants have the opportunity to check the box on the Common App to request consideration for 1804 Scholars. Eligible selected students will be asked to complete a separate supplemental application after they have applied to the University, including a response to the following prompt (recommended length 50-200 words): 

Describe a time you challenged yourself outside of the classroom. What did you do? What made it challenging? What was the outcome, and what made the experience valuable? 

Already submitted the Common App? E-mail admissions@ohio.edu requesting consideration for the 1804 Scholars Program. Preference is given to students who meet the November 15 early action deadline, and late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.