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Scholarships and Awards

Achieve new academic heights

Funds for academically talented and creatively gifted students are offered by Ohio University through a variety of scholarships. In fact, 95% of OHIO's first-year students received financial aid in 2017-18.

OHIO Signature Awards

First-year students are eligible to apply for Ohio University Signature Awards, a set of merit and need-based scholarships that recognizes academic excellence and contributions. Application for admission to Ohio University also serves as the application for OHIO Signature Awards. Award amounts and criteria vary.

Learn more about OHIO Signature Awards and eligibility

OHIO Next Generation Awards

Sons and daughters of Ohio University Alumni are encouraged to join the OHIO family with the next generation award. Next Generation Awards are available to first year, non-ohio residents who are children of OHIO alumni. Worth the value of the non-Ohio resident surcharge for students enrolled in 12-20 credit hours, and renewable for up to eight undergraduate semesters for freshman students and four undergraduate semesters for transfer students (3.0 GPA required). 

Learn more about OHIO Next Generation Awards 

Legacy Scholarship

The Ohio University Alumni Association Scholarship was created in 2003 for children and grandchildren of OHIO alumni to continue the family Bobcat tradtition. Candidates must be an undergradute for the upcoming school year with at least one direct lineage Ohio University graduate (parent, stepparent, grandparent, great-grandparent etc.). Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.7. Award: $1,000 given per class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). 

Learn more about the Legacy Scholarship 

Cutler Scholars Programs

Since 1996, the Cutler Scholars program at Ohio University has prepared students to be world citizens through leadership and civic responsibility. Cutler Scholars is a four-year renewable scholarship program that recognizes 15 students for their intellectual curiosity, leadership, civic responsibility, and character. Cutler Scholars are required to participate in enrichment experiences such as outdoor leadership retreats, internships, study abroad, and more. Award: Varies based on geographic area or academic unit; Renewable

Learn more about the Cutler Scholars Program

College of Business Current Student Scholarships

Deans Scholarships

Our students strive for excellence. Ohio University's College of Business offers nearly $185,000 in Deans Scholarships to current students. Deans Scholarships are based on academic merit and seniority. Current students will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships when the next application is open. Award: $1,250

Endowed Scholarships

College of Business endowed scholarships are made possible through the generosity of our donors. The College of Business awards nearly $225,000 in endowed scholarships to current students who have demonstrated strong academic merit at the annual College of Business Student Awards Banquet. Current students will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships when the next application is open. Award: Varies based on donor contribution. 

Global Consulting Program and Study Abroad Scholarships

Experience business in a cross-cultural environment. The College of Business offers need-based scholarships for current students participating in the Global Consulting Program. Eligibility is based on data provided in the FAFSA.


Ohio University Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be aware of certain general eligibility requirements.

Learn more on their Future Bobcats webpage.

$8.5 million in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2017-18.

$11 million in scholarships awarded to first-year students in fall 2018.