Scholarships and Awards
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Our students strive for excellence. A few of the most recent scholarships and awards our academic leaders have achieved are as follows: the Robert J. Koepke Scholarship, the Griffin Scholarship, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the Critical Language Scholarship, Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention, R. Jeffrey Young Finance Advisory Council Award, and the Finance Executives International Academic Recognition Award. Our students are regularly featured on the Dean’s List, and receive various President’s Awards.
For more information on Ohio University’s Scholarships and Financial Aid opportunities, visit www.ohio.edu/financialaid
KeyBank Scholars is a diversity and inclusion scholarship program that offers 15 diverse students an $8,000 scholarship that will be evenly dispersed over four years.
Students in this program will participate in professional development activities to gain the leadership, communication and professional skills needed to successfully transition into the workplace and become future global leaders. Learn more about this scholarship opportunity.
Special Recognition Awards
At the annual awards banquet, outstanding students are honored for their academic achievements. The include the following:
- Hellenbrandt Award: This award was established in honor of Dr. Edwin T. Hellenbrandt, a distinguished member of the College of Business’ management systems department for more than 50 years. The award seeks to recognize students for outstanding achievement during their undergraduate years at Ohio University.
- William Day Award: Named in honor of Dr. William Day, former dean of the College of Business, this award recognizes a student for outstanding academic achievement including multi-cultural experience and language proficiency.
- Nies Award: Named in honor of Thomas M. Nies, chief executive officer, Cincom Systems Inc. and one of the initial supporters of the College’s management informations systems program. This award recognizes an MIS major who, in addition to maintaining an excellent academic record, also contributed significantly to the MIS department as a student assistant in the MIS computer labs.
- David and Ruth Richmond Award: This award is named for Dr. David Richmond, a marketing professor who retired in 1984 and his wife, Ruth. The award is given to a senior who has displayed leadership as a marketing major and has a minimum GPA of 3.2. In addition to GPA, students are selected based on work experience, academic activities, extracurricular activities, a written essay about being a marketing major, and recommendations from the marketing faculty.
- Hughes Award: This award is named after Robert Hughes, one of the initial supporters of the College’s management information systems program when he was vice president of Digital Equipment Corporation. This award is given annual to an MIS major, who in addition to maintaining an excellent academic record, also contributes significantly to the MIS department.
- Junior Wolfe Scholar Award: This award is presented to the College of Business junior with the highest grade point average.
- Senior Wolfe Scholar Award: This award is presented to the College of Business senior with the highest grade point average.
- The College of Business Student Leadership Award: This award goes to a student who has served his/her fellow students as president of a College of Business student organization. Candidates for this award are nominated by members of the student organization.
- The College of Business Leadership in Sport Management Award: This award goes to a senior sport management student who has demonstrated strong leadership that made a significant impact on his or her peers in the sport management program.
- Sports Management Junior Academic Achievement Award: This award goes to a junior sport management student who has demonstrated strong leadership that made a significant impact on his or her peers in the sport management program.
- The College of Business Outstanding Student Organization Award: This award goes to an organization that has made a significant impact on the Ohio University and Athens communities, provided innovative programming, excellent recruitment and development of members, and actively supports the mission of the College.
- International Ambassador Award
- Progressive Scholar in Management Information