Ohio University is launching a scholarship program for Pell-eligible first-year students with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA to cover the remaining cost of tuition and mandatory fees to earn a degree at one of OHIO’s five regional campuses, OHIO President Hugh Sherman announced today.
Those students will also be eligible for a guaranteed One OHIO scholarship should they choose to finish their degree by relocating to the Athens campus.
Application fees for regional campus locations will be waived through May 15, 2022.
“Ohio University is committed to making the college experience more accessible in every regional campus community we serve through the new OHIO Regional Promise program,” Sherman said. “This new program provides greater access to help our region’s students and families meet their educational goals without incurring unnecessary debt.”
The OHIO Regional Promise for Fall 2022 is an automatic four-year renewable scholarship program that will cover up to the full cost of regional campus tuition and mandatory fees for full-time, Pell-eligible students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.
“The Regional Promise Award will bring the possibility of an OHIO degree to a larger number of first year, Pell-eligible students in our region. Given this award is renewable, students can earn their degrees without significant debt,” Ohio University Zanesville Dean Hannah Nissen said. “Our community is strengthened by the provisions of this award program, and we are eager to support students in beginning their journeys to a degree.”
In addition, students at the regional campuses will be eligible for the One OHIO Scholarship if they choose to relocate to the Athens campus.
The One OHIO Scholarship is an optional, $5,000 renewable scholarship that would replace the OHIO Regional Promise Award for eligible students who begin on a regional campus and, after at least one successful year of study, wish to relocate to Athens to complete their degree. Either scholarship requires continued consecutive enrollment at Ohio University, excluding summers.
“We want to ensure that all families in our region, including those who qualify for any level of Pell grant, know that an OHIO education is within their reach,” Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education and Southern Campus Dean Nicole Pennington said. “This award program creates an opportunity for more students to pursue their education close to home, whether completing their degree at a regional campus or getting a strong start toward completing a degree on the Athens campus.”
Ohio University, already among the best values in the state for higher education, offers a high-quality education in Athens and at the Chillicothe, Lancaster, Zanesville, Southern and Eastern campuses, as well as centers in Dublin and Cleveland. OHIO, which recently achieved Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Classification, offers degrees from associate’s to doctoral degrees across more than 250 programs.
To be eligible for the OHIO Regional Promise for Fall 2022, students must apply to one of the regional campuses and submit 2022-23 FAFSA results to OHIO by May 15. For more information, visit ohio.edu/regional/ohio-regional-promise.