OHIO Promise Scholarship Program
Vision and Purpose
The merit-based OHIO Promise Scholarship Program provides valuable educational opportunities designed to enrich the intellectual experiences of talented students from disproportionately represented populations. The program promotes personal, social, cultural, and academic excellence as well as professional development. This vision is achieved through a wide array of professional programs, faculty engagement, scholarly activities, community building activities, and character education.
·Provides supportive services that lead to students' academic success.
·Create opportunities for leadership and student engagement.
·Assist students with career exploration.
·Provide opportunities for intercultural dialogue and multicultural education.
·Encourage participation in campus and community service organizations and opportunities
·Enhances the intellectual, cultural, and social diversity of Ohio University's Athens campus community
Incoming freshmen applicants are eligible for consideration to become an OHIO Promise Scholar. The application for admission serves as the application for this merit-based scholarship.
Eligibility is based on the following:
- Academic merit as demonstrated by strength of curriculum and cumulative high school grade point average, in addition to either the ACT composite or SAT math and critical reading scores from any test date (writing subscore not included for ACT or SAT).
- Financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results received in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships by the first priority date in March of each year (see the First Year Student Timeline forthe exact date)
- Contributions made to the academic, demographic, or geographic diversity of the Ohio University community
Those who qualify will be notified by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR).