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Southern Scholarships

 
The FAFSA for the 2020-21 school year opened October 1, 2019. Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov by January 15, 2020  to meet Ohio University’s first-priority consideration date.
You must use 2018 tax data for the 2020-21 FAFSA.

* If you have had an income change since the 2018 year please contact the advising center at 740.533.4600

 
New freshmen are considered for merit scholarships with their admission application, although certain Freshman scholarships require a supplemental application (January 15th deadline). See below for more information.

Current students should apply online (certain scholarships require supplemental information before the February 1st deadline). See below for more information.

All students may also apply for other financial aid opportunities by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov beginning October 1st.

For first consideration of federal and campus based aid, students should file the FAFSA  before January 15th.
 
First Priority Freshmen Scholarship deadline is January 15, 2020.

First Priority Upperclassmen Scholarship deadline is February 1, 2020.
 

Online Upperclassman / Continuing Students Scholarship Application

Click the link below to apply (will be available November 1st for the 2020-21 school year)
Online Scholarship Application
 
Also available to Ohio University students: Non-University Scholarship Opportunities
 


Some scholarships require additional information, please see the following list below for those specific scholarships:

A

Ronald and Charles Howard Abbott Scholarship

Required enrollment: full or part time
Qualifications:  Enrolled at Ohio Southern.  Graduate of Dawson Bryant High School in Coal Grove, OH.  Demonstrate financial need.


ACTION: Psychology Club Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be a Psychology Major. Minimum 3.0 GPA
 

American Association of University Women Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Female recipient must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum of 3.0
GPA attending the OUS Campus.
 

Clifford E. and Jean Peters Allen Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time or Part Time
Qualifications: Lawrence County undergraduate attending OUS. Based on need and academic performance.

B

Beddall Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Student attending OUS.
 

Les Boggs Nursing Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Student residing in Lawrence County, Ohio majoring in Nursing at OUS. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Non-renewable.

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Coal Grove Betterment Club Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full time
Qualifications: Dawson Bryant High School graduating senior attending OUS and demonstrating financial need. Decision made by Coal Grove Betterment Club president, a Coal Grove High School and an Ohio University Southern representative. Additional application required. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Coal Grove Betterment Club Scholarship

Citizen's Deposit Bank Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications:  Must attend Southern Campus majoring in Accounting, Business or Finance. Must reside in Lawrence or Scioto counties in Ohio.  Minimum 2.5 GPA.  Must demonstrate financial need.

The Brittany Clark Boles Memorial Scholarship

Required enrollment: full or part time
Qualifications: Enrolled at Ohio Southern in the either the ADN or BSN nursing programs. Minimum GPA 2.75.  Demonstrate financial need.

Mary G. Colfer Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Lawrence County undergraduate attending OUS majoring in Education.

The Mattie Conley Pre-Nursing Scholarship

Required enrollment: full time
Qualifications: Enrolled at Ohio Southern as a pre-nursing student. Minimum GPA 2.75. Demonstrate financial need.

Lyndall Cox Rapp Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Recipients must be residents of Lawrence County, Ohio attending the Southern Campus and be 3rd or 4th year students in the College of Education. Preference will be given to non-traditional female(s) with a child or children. Financial need will be considered as a tie breaker among two or more candidates. Minimum 3.0 GPA

 


D

Carlton E. Davidson Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Lawrence County, OH undergraduate attending OUS.
 

W.F. Dickens Family Scholarship

Required enrollment: full time
Qualifications: Enrolled at Ohio Southern. First preference given to science major.  Second preference to Business or Accounting major.  Demonstrate financial need.

 

Dingus Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Graduating high school senior residing in Lawrence County. Must be a first generation college student. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Non-Renewable.

Dorado Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Recipient shall be enrolled at OUS and reside in Lawrence County, Ohio. The scholarship will be renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. It is desirable but not required that the scholarship recipient be involved in some community service.

E

Bernard Edwards Scholarship

Required enrollment:  full time
Qualifications:  Enrolled at Ohio Southern.  Graduate of Fairland, Chesapeake or Symmes Valley High School in Lawrence County, OH.  Minimum 2.5 GPA.  Demonstrate financial need. Non-renewable.
 

Don Edwards Scholarship

Required enrollment: full time
Qualifications: Enrolled at Ohio Southern. Graduate of a Lawrence County, OH high school. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Demonstrate financial need.  Non-renewable.
 

Evans Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Graduating high school senior residing in Lawrence Co. First generation college student. Additional application needed and 300-500 word essay on "Why I want to go to college." Minimum 3.0 GPA. Nonrenewable.
Evans Family Scholarship
 

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Clarence and Grace Marie Feil Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Part or Full Time
Qualifications: Awarded to OUS student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
 

First Star Tri-State Region Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must attend OUS majoring in Business. Must be a graduate of Gallia, Lawrence or Scioto County, Ohio High Schools. Minimum 3.4 GPA
 

Frankfurt Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Undergraduate attending OUS. Must be a resident of Kentucky or West Virginia and demonstrate financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
 

Freshman Academic Merit Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time (15 hours).
Qualifications: Competitively awarded.
Waives one-half of tuition for the first year, may be renewable for three additional years.
Selection will be based on standardized test scores (minimum 23 ACT/SAT), class standing, GPA and strength of curriculum. Awarded to current high school seniors planning to attend Ohio University Southern the following fall semester.
 

Freshman Excellence Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time (15 hours).
Qualifications: Competitively awarded.
Waives full tuition for the first year, may be renewable for three additional years.
Selection will be based on standardized test scores (minimum 25 ACT/SAT), class standing, GPA and strength of curriculum. Awarded to current high school seniors planning to attend Ohio University Southern the following fall semester.
 

Freshman Leadership Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time (15 hours).
Qualifications: Waives $1000 of tuition for first year, may be renewable for three additional years. Competitively awarded. 21 ACT and 3.0 GPA. Awarded to current high school seniors planning to attend Ohio University Southern the following fall semester.
 

Fruth Pharmacy Scholarship

Required enrollment: Full Time.
Qualifications: Incoming freshman with 1st preference given to first generation college student, 2nd preference based on financial need. Must reside in Lawrence County OH.

G

Barry W. Gillum Nursing Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time.
Qualifications: Must be in the OUS ADN program and demonstrate financial need.
First preference given to Boyd County, KY residents.

H

The Zelma S. Holmes Scholarship

Required enrollment: full time
Qualifications:  Enrolled at Ohio Southern.  Reside in Lawrence County, OH or Boyd County, KY.  Demonstrate financial need and academic merit. Incoming freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Continuing students must maintain a 3.0.  Demonstrate community service.
 

Jule Huffman Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: OUS undergraduate majoring in Electronic Media.
Minimum 3.0 GPA.

I

India Association Scholarship by Dr. B.R. Yalamanchili

Required enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Undergraduate attending OUS. Must provide an essay (300-500 words) on "Indian Culture and Philosophy." Minimum 2.75 GPA upon high school graduation or 2.5 GPA at OUS, whichever is most recent.

Freshman India Association Scholarship

Upperclassman India Association Scholarship

Ironton Child Welfare Club Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full or Part Time
Qualifications: Must be non-traditional female residing in Lawrence County attending OUS.
Must demonstrate financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
 

Ironton Co-Operative Club Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full or Part Time
Qualifications: Graduate or undergraduate female attending OUS. Minimum 3.5 GPA.

Ironton Empowerment Zone Service Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must live in the Ironton Empowerment Zone (Railroad to Spruce and the floodwall to US 52.) Based on academic potential and financial need. Service component required (100 hours). Minimum 2.75 GPA.
 

Ironton Jr. Women's Club Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time or Part Time
Qualifications: Female undergraduate attending OUS. Must be single parent or non-traditional student over the age of 25.

J

Dixie Ann Johnson/Yalamanchili Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be a graduate of Paul Blazer High School attending OUS. Preference given
to Math Majors. Must demonstrate financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Non-renewab

K


Kadim Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Graduating high school senior residing in Lawrence County, OH majoring in Science.
Must demonstrate financial need. Must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Non-renewable.
 

Melissa Dae Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: 18-24 yr. old undergraduate residing in Kentucky and attending OUS. Preference given to Boyd County High School graduates. High School GPA of 2.0-3.0.
 

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Waiver

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must attend OUS. Awarded to graduates from high schools from the following Kentucky counties:
Boyd, Carter, Elliot, Fleming, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis Mason and Rowan.
Awarded up through a maximum of five years after high school graduation. Recipients will be required to send a copy of eligibility letter to Office of Student Services. Renewable with an accumulative 2.5 OU GPA.
 

L

The Lawrence County Bar Association Scholarship

Required enrollment:  full or part time
Qualifications:   Enrolled at Ohio Southern and reside in Lawrence County, OH.

Little Lambs Scholarship in Memory of Rachel Ann Marie Delaney

Required Enrollment: Full-time
Qualifications: U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending OUS enrolled in the Nursing
Program. Preference given to students interested in Mother-Baby, Neonatal, or Pediatric
Nursing. Minimum 3.0 GPA and second year nursing student. Essay required.

M

Dick Martin Memorial Scholarship
 

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must attend OUS majoring in Electronic Media and demonstrate financial need.
Minimum 2.5 GPA. Non-renewable.
 

Frank McCown Veterans Memorial Scholarship

Required Enrollment : Full Time

Qualifications: Must be a veteran or dependent of a veteran. Must be a Lawrence County, OH
resident with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Must demonstrate financial need. Written essay on “What
Freedom Means to Me” and additional application are required. Renewable for 2 years.

Freshman Frank McCown Veterans Memorial Scholarship

Upperclassman Frank McCown Veterans Memorial Scholarship

 


O


Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full time
Qualifications: Must major in Nursing at OUS. Must reside in Greenup, Boyd, Carter, Lawrence, Elliot or Lewis counties in Kentucky, Scioto or Lawrence County in Ohio, Wayne or Cabell County in WV. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
 

OUS Faculty & Staff Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Undergraduate attending OUS. Must maintain 3.3 GPA.
Non-renewable. Based on academic merit.
 

OUS Technology Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Graduating high school senior attending OUS who has completed a tech prep program with a 3.0 GPA. Renewable for one year.
OUS Technology Scholarship
 


Q

Quality Care Nursing, INC Nursing Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must major in Nursing or a medical related field at OUS and demonstrate financial need. Graduate of a Lawrence, Scioto, or Gallia County, Ohio High School. Preference given to staff of Quality Care Nursing or their relatives. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
 

Queen-Utsinger Academic Team Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be a member of the OUS Academic Team. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

R

Bob and Kay Rader Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be majoring in Equine Studies or Education at OUS. First consideration goes to Equine Studies Major. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
 

Don Ray Broadcasting Scholarship

Required enrollment:  full or part time
Qualifications:  Enrolled at Ohio Southern in Electronic Media.
 

Regional Higher Education Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Undergraduate attending OUS. Minimum 3.3 GPA.
Must have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours.
 

Winona Reynolds Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Student attending OUS pursuing degree in Special Education.
 

H. B. Doc Riley, Chapter 51, Disabled American Veterans Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Lawrence County undergraduate with a disabled veteran in their family. Recipient must attend OUS. Must submit an essay on "The Importance of the Military to the USA."
Additional application is required. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Freshman HB Doc Riley, Ch. 51 Disabled American Veterans Scholarship

Upperclassman HB Doc Riley, Ch. 51 Disabled American Veterans Scholarship

 

Rollyson/RAP/Belville Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full or Part Time
Qualifications: Undergraduate student attending OUS and residing in Lawrence or Scioto county Ohio. Must demonstrate continued advancement, financial need and academic merit.

S

Ben Saunders Memorial Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full time.
Qualifications: Recipients must be degree-seeking and enrolled in or accepted for admission to OUS. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minimum 3.3 GPA. Preference given to students whose major is History. Recipients chosen principally on academic performance or potential.
 

Harold Wesley Shafer Memorial Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be a graduating senior having earned an ACT of 24 and 3.0 GPA.
First preference given to an Ironton, OH or Raceland, KY high school graduate.
 

Bob Smith Scholarship

Required enrollment: full time
Qualifications: First preference given to Electronic Media student.
 

Greg Smith Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be a graduating senior from Chesapeake, Fairland, South Point, or Symmes Valley High School and attending the Proctorville Center. Scholarship will rotate among qualifying schools. Additional application is required. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Non-renewable.
Greg Smith Scholarship
 

The Roy F. Smith Scholarship

Required enrollment:  full time
Qualifications: Enrolled at Ohio Southern. Must be a graduate of Fairland High School. Preference given if in top 25 % of graduating class.  Must be involved in community service.

Southern Ohio Medical Center Nursing Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Majoring in Nursing at OUS. Must demonstrate financial need and be a graduate of a Scioto County High School. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Non-renewable.
 

Spriggs Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Student attending OUS that has a parent employed at least one year as fireman or law enforcement officer in Lawrence Co. Must maintain 3.0 GPA.
Additional application is required. Renewable.

Freshman Spriggs Family Scholarship

T

The Thomas Family Endowment

Required enrollment: full time
Qualifications: Enrolled at Ohio Southern in a business related program.  Graduate of a Lawrence County, OH high school with minimum 3.0 GPA.  Preference give to Rock Hill High School graduate.

Harold K. Thomas and Lena Thomas Scholarship

Required enrollment: full or part time
Qualifications:  Enrolled at Ohio Southern.  Reside in Lawrence County.  Awarded on basis of financial need and academic merit.

Richard L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be a student majoring in Electronic Media with 30 or more hours earned. Minimum 2.7 GPA.
Renewable up to one year.

Trumbo Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Lawrence County undergraduate attending OUS.

 

Dr. Tony and Mary L. Virgin Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Student majoring in the Social Science or Health field. Must be a Lawrence County resident. Minimum 3.4 GPA.

W

Thomas Edwin Wilkes Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Must be enrolled at OUS majoring in Speech or Theatre. Must demonstrate financial need. Must be entering Sophomore year. Must reside in Lawrence or Scioto Counties in Ohio, Cabell or Wayne counties in WV, Boyd or Greenup Counties in Kentucky. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
 

Willis Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time or Part Time
Qualifications: Lawrence County, OH undergraduate attending OUS demonstrating financial
need. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
 

Dorothy W. Wolfe Nursing Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Student must be enrolled in the OUS Nursing Program. Graduate of Ironton St. Joseph, Ironton, Dawson Bryant, Rock Hill, South Point, Russell or Fairview High School. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
 

Myrtle E. and Lloyd Wood Memorial Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Undergraduate attending OUS majoring in Education. Must be a graduate of a
Lawrence County, OH high school. Additional application is needed.

Freshman Myrtle E. and Lloyd Wood Memorial Scholarship
Upperclassman Myrtle E. and Lloyd Wood Memorial Scholarship
 

Gwen Worley Memorial Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Awarded to an Ironton High School graduate majoring in Equine Studies or
Special Education and demonstrating financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
 

Worley Family Scholarship

Required Enrollment: Full Time
Qualifications: Awarded to an Ironton High School graduate majoring in Equine Studies or
Special Education and demonstrating financial need. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Y

W. Harold and Kathryn L. Young Veterans Scholarship

Required enrollment: full or part time
Qualifications:  Enrolled at Ohio Southern. Be a veteran or member of a veteran’s family. Minimum GPA 2.75. Preference given to Lawrence County, Oh residents.  Demonstrate financial need.