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Many Ohio Dominican students to receive financial assistance through Endowed Scholarships. Ohio Dominican encourages donors to create contribute to create a new Endowment Fund or contribute to an existing one.

As with all endowment gifts, the annual endowment payout is used to provide current student support while the gift's principal remains in the endowment so it can continue to benefit future ODU students.

To discuss a new or existing Endowed Scholarship Fund, please contact Lynda Huey, (614) 251-4610.

  • Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Endowed Scholarship Funds are listed below in alphabetical order with descriptions of each fund and how it supports our students here at Ohio Dominican. For information on how to establish an Endowed Scholarship Fund, contact Special Assistant for Advancement Lynda Huey at (614) 251-4610 or hueyl@ohiodominican.edu.


    Irene Altman Scholarship for Theological Studies
    Established in 2004 by Jon Altman and the Altman Family Foundation, in memory of Irene ’56. Income supports renewable scholarships for students majoring in Theology. 

    The Alumni Scholarship
    Established in 1948 by the Alumnae Association. Income supports renewable scholarships for students from Franklin County.

    Andrea Vadas Ashburn Endowment Fund
    Established by Andrea ’66. Income supports a student majoring in Fine Arts.

    The Association of Off-Campus Students
    Established in 1963 by the Association of Off-Campus Students. Income supports scholarships for commuter students. 

    The Athletic Advancement Scholarship
    Established in 1995 by the Athletic Advancement Committee with proceeds from annual golf outings. Income supports scholarships for student-athletes.

    The Battelle Scholarship
    Established in 1977 by the Battelle Memorial Institute Foundation. Income supports four-year continuing scholarships for freshmen from Franklin or contiguous counties who possess exceptional strengths and leadership potential.

    Father John Joachim Bauer Scholarship
    Established in 1980 by family, friends, and former students in memory of Father Bauer, OP a beloved faculty. Income provides a renewable scholarship for an outstanding new student.

    John C. and Victoria A. Bauman Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2002 by Bernadine Bauman ’65, in memory of her parents. Income assists students who are over the age of 35, studying in Library Sciences or Education.

    The Benua Foundation Scholarship
    Established in 1996 by The Benua Foundation. Income assists junior or senior students with excellent academic records and financial need.

    Louis Beran Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Established in 2010 by Nancy Beran+, former Sociology faculty, in memory of her father. Income supports a renewable scholarship for a student in the Honors Program who exemplifies the spirit of Louis Beran, a man with a thirst for knowledge and lifelong learning.

    Rosemary Owens Bole and George A. Bole Scholarship
    Established in 1982 with a bequest from the estate of Rosemary. Income supports a scholarship for a junior or senior student majoring in Biology or French.

    James I. Boulger Scholarship
    Established in 1957 by the Boulger Family. Income assists a senior student.

    Newman and Kay Bromberg Scholarship
    Established in 2002 by Michael, former vice president, and Linda ’92, ’96 Bromberg, in memory of Michael’s parents. Income assists students with unmet financial need.

    Becky and Sherry Brothers Scholarship
    Established in 2012 by Fred, a former ODU Board of Trustees member, and Paula Brothers, in honor of their daughters, Becky ’91 and Sherry ’91. Income supports scholarships for women with financial need and academic ability.

    Anna Burst Scholarship
    Established in 1949 with a gift from Anna’s estate. Income supports scholarships for students majoring in chemistry or biology.

    Sister Estelle Casalandra Scholarship
    Established in 1972 anonymously, in memory of Sister Estelle, a former faculty. Income supports a scholarship for an English major.

    Florence Chase Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1989 by Barbara Chase Kerester ’53, in memory of Florence, her mother. Income supports a scholarship for a Central Ohio student with financial need.

    Elisabeth Federman Cohn Scholarship
    Established by family and friends, in memory of Elisabeth, a former faculty. Income supports a scholarship for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Social Work.

    Richard and Marie Monahan Connell Scholarship
    Established in 1984 by Joan Connell, former vice president, in memory of her parents, Richard and Marie. Income provides financial assistance for a sophomore, junior or senior student.

    Connelly/Kelly Science Scholarship
    Established in 1999 with a gift from the estate of Theresa Geiger ’53, in memory of Sister Margaret Ann Connelly and Sister Thomas Aquin Kelly, a former faculty. Income supports a scholarship for a junior majoring in Science and is renewable for the student’s senior year.

    William and Mildred Connick Scholarship
    Established in 2007 by Sister Patricia Connick, OP, Ph.D. ’80, in memory of her parents, William and Mildred. Income provides financial assistance to a junior or senior student with a commitment to undergraduate research in the natural sciences. Preference is given to students conducting ongoing research.

    Conway Endowed Family Business Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2014 through the Conway Charitable Lead Annuity Trust. Income supports scholarships for students with financial need who have at least a B-grade average, a record of charitable work or community involvement, and who come from a family that has or wishes to start a family business.

    Charles and Olga Daniels Scholarship
    Established in 1999 by Joseph and Mary Ann Daniels Oprisch ’50 in memory of Mary Ann’s parents, Charles and Olga. Income supports scholarships for students with financial need and a GPA of 3.0 and who have a permanent home address within Seneca County, Ohio.

    Sister Eugene DeCleene Scholarship
    Established in 1980 by family and friends, in memory of Sister Eugene, a former faculty. Income provides financial assistance for a student who has completed 16 semester hours of Art with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    The Dominican Sisters Scholarship
    Established in 1994 by the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs. Income provides financial assistance to students from poor, disadvantaged, or other marginalized background.

    Faculty and Staff Scholarship
    Established in 1998 as part of the Making a Difference Endowment Campaign. Income provides financial assistance to a sophomore, junior, or senior who has made a positive contribution to college life at Ohio Dominican.

    Monsignor Leonard J. Fick Scholarship
    Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Monsignor Fick, a beloved English department faculty. Income provides scholarships for upper-class students majoring in English, and showing accomplishments and future potential.

    Margaret E. Fielders Scholarship
    Established in 1985 by Margaret’s friends on the occasion of her retirement. Income supports a scholarship for an Education major who is or has been enrolled in any of the library and information services courses, a student with the scholarship excellence and the highest ideals of an educator. 

    Fink Family Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 2004 by Doris Fink Muncie ’63. Income supports students from Perry County or from Southeast Ohio, if there aren’t eligible students from Perry County.

    Albert Benjamin & Kathleen Connolly Fisher ’75 Scholarship
    Established in 1999 by Albert and Kathleen Fisher. Income provides financial assistance to a student with financial need who is majoring in one of the science programs, with an emphasis on Environmental Science.

    Mother Aloyse Fitzpatrick – Class of 2006 Scholarship
    Established in 2006 by Thomas C. Fitzpatrick and Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, ’69, ’06. Income supports new or current students with leadership qualities and community involvement. These qualities and responsibilities must be reflected in a resume and highlighted in essay format for consideration for the award. Athletic participation, though not a requirement, is considered along with other criteria. The scholarship is renewable.

    Fraley Family Scholarship
    Established in 2010 from the Frank M. Fraley Living Trust, former staff. Income supports a student from Columbus, Ohio.

    R. Stephen France Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2013 by Janice Knoefel ’72 in memory of her friend and classmate, Stephen ’72. Income provides a renewable scholarship for a student with physical disabilities.

    Ernie Gaines Scholarship
    Established in 1970 by Ohio Dominican University in memory of Ernie, a senior in 1968. Income supports a black student who is a sophomore, junior, or senior.

    Garry-Dossin Scholarship
    Established in 1976 by Donald J. Dossin in memory of Father Martin Garry, a former faculty. Income provides financial assistance to a sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in Philosophy, Religion, or Social Studies.

    Andrew, Mary, & Margaret Gonda Scholarship
    Established in 1983 by Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP ’61, former Ohio Dominican president. Income provides financial assistance to outstanding new freshmen or transfer students, and is renewable.

    The Graduate Assistance Fund
    Established in 2005 by friends. Income provides tuition assistance for graduate students.

    Alonzo & Gertrude Granger Scholarship
    Established in 1987 by Sr. Marie Granger, OP ’51, a former faculty, in memory of her parents. Income supports need-based financial assistance for an Education major or a student working toward teacher certification, with preference for a student from a rural area or small town.

    Sr. Rose Dominica Hanks Scholarship
    Established in 1984 by friends, in memory of Sister Rose, who was a beloved faculty. Income provides scholarship support for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in one of the sciences, preferably in Chemistry.

    Thomas & Mabel Hannigan Scholarship
    Established in 1983 by the Hannigan Family. Income provides scholarship support for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in the education of people with mental illnesses.

    Elizabeth A. Haren Scholarship
    Established in 1989 from the estate of M. Genevieve Haren in memory of her sister, Elizabeth ’29. Income provides financial assistance to a current student with minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Fr. Bernard Hart Scholarship
    Established in 1989 by Margaret Fielders, a former faculty, in memory of a beloved faculty and her friend. Income supports a scholarship for a male, full-time upperclassman who reflects the religious and humanitarian qualities of Fr. Hart.

    William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
    Established in 1997 by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Income provides scholarship support to minority students.

    Helen Green O’Brien Hefner Scholarship
    Established in 1993 by Sr. Concetta Green ’48, in memory of her sister, Helen. Income provides financial support to a student from Perry County or candidate for the Order of Dominican Sisters of Peace.

    Eileen Warren Herald Scholarship
    Established in 1991 by Eileen Warren Herald ’52. Income provides a scholarship for a sophomore, junior, or senior student. Recipients are encouraged to provide the same opportunity for future generations when they are financially able to do so.

    Arthur D. Herrmann Scholarship
    Established in 1986 by PNC (then BancOhio) in honor of Arthur Herrmann, a former chair of the Ohio Dominican Board of Trustees, at the time of his retirement as chairman of the bank. Income supports renewable scholarships for freshmen interested in pursuing a career in business. Recipients should exhibit flexibility, perseverance, an eye for the future, motivation, and an appreciation for quality and excellence – necessary characteristics for business success.

    Joseph, Elise and George Hertrich Memorial International Scholarship
    Established in 2010 by the Hertrich family and friends, in memory of Hertrich family members. The endowment was formed by uniting the Joseph and Elise Hertrich Memorial Scholarship (1978) and the George Hertrich International Student Scholarship (1997). Income provides financial assistance to an international student studying at Ohio Dominican or to a U.S. Ohio Dominican student studying abroad, thus promoting international understanding and experiences.

    The Huntington Bank Scholarship
    Established in 1996 by Huntington Bank. Income supports scholarships for students from Ohio, preferably an urban community, who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and leadership potential.

    The I-670 Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1994 by the I-670 Corridor Business Association. Income provides scholarships for students who live in the Corridor (one mile north and south of I-670 between High Street and I-270). It is the intent of the donors to provide three (3) equal scholarships each year.

    Igel Scholarship
    Established in 1997 by George and Ruth Shutrump Igel ’48. Income provides financial assistance for a current sophomore, junior, or senior student.

    The JP Morgan Chase Scholarship
    Established in 1994 by JPMorgan Chase (then Bank One). Income provides scholarship assistance for minority or first generation students from the JPMorgan Chase Columbus market of Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Pickaway, Licking, Union, and Fairfield Counties.

    Ron Kellett Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2010 by Barry ’68 and Judith Kellett Boyles in memory of Ron, their brother and friend. Income provides financial assistance for a student with need and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Mildred Kennedy Scholarship
    Established in 1972 by Sr. Natalie Kennedy, former faculty, in memory of Mildred, her sister. Income provides a scholarship for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in history.

    Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 2012 by the Austin Knowlton Foundation. Income supports a scholarship for a resident of Logan County, Ohio, with a preference for a freshman applicant interested in majoring in Mathematics or a related field. If there are no applicants from Logan County, the award may go to another student with the preferred interest.

    Edna Brown Luzio Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1996 by family and friends, in memory of Edna ’43. Income provides a scholarship for a student majoring in Art.

    Sister Jane deChantal Magruder Scholarship
    Established in 2001 from a Charitable Gift Annuity of Frances Knight Selden ’36 at the time of her death, in memory of Sister Jane, former Academy directress and College dean. Income supports a scholarship for a student with financial need.

    Maish Family Business Scholarship
    Established in 2005 by Tom and Judy Maish. Income provides a renewable scholarship for a student who is from a family that owns a business or wishes to start a family business, who maintains at least a B average, and who has a record of charitable work or community involvement.

    Angela and Joseph Marrone Scholarship
    Established in 1975 through the estate of Angela Marrone. Income provides financial assistance to a sophomore, junior, or senior with preference for a student whose parents are deceased.

    Matesich Emerging Leaders Scholarship
    Established in 2001 by friends, honoring President Sister Mary Andrew Matesich, OP, Ph.D. ’62 at the time of her retirement from the University. Income provides scholarships for sophomore, junior, or senior students who possess leadership potential. 

    John & Eleanor Matesich Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1997 by John Matesich. Income provides renewable scholarships for outstanding freshmen or transfer students.

    Matthew M. Matesich Scholarship
    Established in 2002 by Sister Mary Andrew Matesich, OP, Ph.D. ’62, former Ohio Dominican president, in memory of her father. Income provides scholarships for first generation new students with financial need and from the 43219 ZIP code.

    Margaret Gonda Matesich Mothers’ Scholarship
    Established in 1983 by Sister Mary Andrew Matesich, OP, Ph.D. ’62, former Ohio Dominican president, in memory of her mother. Income provides financial assistance for women students who are mothers of one or more children who are 18 years of age or younger.

    McDowell Scholarship
    Established in 1969 by Ohio Dominican University, honoring Sister Margaret Ann McDowell, a former faculty and dean. Income provides financial assistance to a junior or senior student based on academic performance, leadership, and cooperative loyalty to the mission of the University. 

    Sr. Mary McElroy Scholarship
    Established in 1994 by family and friends, in memory of Sister Mary, a former faculty and staff. Income provides financial assistance to students in unusual circumstances of financial stress both in starting and continuing their education.

    Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1990 by Ohio Dominican University through memorial gifts. Income provides need-based tuition assistance enabling a student with 88 or more credit hours to complete the last year of college.

    William R. Mnich Scholarship
    Established in 1986 by Norma J. Mnich ’53, in memory of her husband, William. Income provides a renewable scholarship to a freshman interested in majoring in Communications or a complementary field. The recipient should reflect William’s dedication to hard work, perseverance, and determination as a road to success.

    Mary C. Murphy Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1989 by Michael D. Murphy, former trustee, honoring his wife, Mary Catherine ’85, ’89. Income provides financial assistance for a non-traditional student in the human services profession, who has completed at least 24 credit hours at Ohio Dominican with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Ohio Dominican University Academic Retention Fund
    Established in 2014 by Dr. Adolph ’11 and Anne T. Lombardi, LCPC, BCPC ’03. Income provides financial assistance to students who are in good academic standing and who contribute positively to the campus community but who face economic hardships that might prevent them from re-enrolling in or graduating from the University. Awards are made based on economic need. The fund is designed to retain poor/disadvantaged students who are at risk of dropping out of college from lack of sufficient financial resources.

    Ohio Dominican University Board of Trustees Endowed Scholarship
    Established by the Board of Trustees to provide financial assistance to students from Columbus, Ohio, with financial need.

    Patriots Scholarships
    Established in 1995 through grants and gifts from foundations, corporations, and the community. Income provides scholarships for veterans of the U. S. Armed Forces.

    Petrucci-Galloway Family Scholarship
    Established in 1999 by Martha Galloway Petrucci ’56. Income provides financial support to a student born in the United States who is a single mother in serious financial need, who has been enrolled at the University for at least one academic year, who has demonstrated her ability as a serious student, and who has the intellectual ability and drive necessary to complete a four-year degree program.

    Phoenix Society Scholarship
    Established in 2000 by the Phoenix Society Board. Income provides financial assistance for a non-traditional student.

    Pius XII Scholarship
    Established in 1954 by Sister Thomas Albert Corbett, OP, Ph.D. ’35 and John Corbett. Income provides scholarship support for a sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in the field of social science, including History.

    PNC Endowed Scholarship at Ohio Dominican University
    Established in 1995 by PNC. Provides a renewable scholarship for a freshman student with financial need majoring in Business or a business-related field, broadly defined to include Communications, Public Relations, or others.

    Ben T. & Nancy Ray Scholarship
    Established in 2002 by Ben T., a former ODU Board of Trustee member, and Nancy Ray. Income provides scholarships for students from southeast Ohio.

    Recchie & Darbee Family Scholarship
    Established in 2013 by Nancy Recchie ’73, an ODU Board of Trustee member, and Jeff Darbee. Income supports scholarships, a minimum of $500 each, for students who never have travelled abroad to participate in an Ohio Dominican study abroad experience. 

    Reutinger Family Scholarship
    Established in 2007 by James A. & Mary Patricia Kramer Mezick ’66, honoring Mary Patricia’s mother, aunt, and brother. Income provides financial assistance for Education majors with financial need.

    Anna Hayes Ruck Scholarship
    Established in 1985 by Paul and Alan Ruck, in memory of Anna ’47, Paul’s wife and Alan’s mother. Income provides financial assistance for a sophomore, junior, or senior student who has demonstrated belief in hard work as a path to success and who values the rewards of a strong liberal arts education. 

    Grace D. Sackbauer Scholarship
    Established in 1986 by Grace Danis Sackbauer ’42. Income provides a renewable scholarship for a freshman student.

    Michelle Sagona Memorial Scholarship
    Established in 1993 from the estate of Edna M. Henniger, in memory of Michelle. Income provides scholarships for continuing students who demonstrate voluntary service to children or to the elderly.

    Ralph Sanese Sr. Scholarship
    Established in 1976 by family and friends, in memory of Ralph. Income provides scholarship support for sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in Business.

    Lois K. Sayre & Gertrude Gallagher Scholarship
    Established in 2001 by Lois K. Sayre and Gertrude Gallagher ’47. Income supports financial assistance for a young female student with financial need.

    William & Margaret Schachtele Scholarship
    Established in 1986 by John and Rosemary Schachtele Kochensparger ’36, in memory of Rosemary’s parent. Income provides renewable scholarships for freshman students.

    Beth Ruck Staffilino Scholarship
    Established in 1984 by Louis Staffilino ’73, family, and friends, in memory of Beth ’74. Income provides scholarship support for a sophomore, junior or senior who manifests the spirit of Ohio Dominican, demonstrated by active participation in campus activities, involvement, and sharing with other students.

    Michael and Marjorie Corbett Sullivan Scholarship
    Established in 2014 by Mike and Margie Sullivan, ODU trustee. Income will provide scholarship support to assist a graduate of Cristo Rey Columbus High School to attend Ohio Dominican.

    Testaguzza Early Childhood Education Scholarship
    Established in 2013 by James and Susan Testaguzza . Income provides scholarship support for a student (any class) majoring in Early Childhood Education.

    Tighe-Magnuson Scholarship
    Established in 2008 from the estate of Elizabeth Tighe Magnuson’43. Income provides financial assistance for a student with financial need from Knox Country.

    Everhart W. Turner Sr. Scholarship
    Established in 1990 by Ethel Turner ’74, in memory of her husband, Everhart. Income provides scholarship support for qualified junior or senior students majoring in Math or Science.

    Sr. Suzanne Uhrhane Endowed Scholarship
    Established in 1996 by alumni and friends, in memory of Sister Suzanne Uhrhane, OP, Ph.D. ’37, former University president. Income provides financial assistance to the children and grandchildren of alumni/ae.

    Algirdas A. Vasiliauskas Scholarship
    Established in 1991 by Algirdas A. Vasiliauskas, former staff. Income provides financial assistance to a sophomore, junior, or senior student.

    Michael J. Wagenbrenner ’68 and Pauline A. Wagenbrenner’68 Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Established in 2015 by Mike and Pauline “Polly” Wagenbrenner. Income provides scholarship support for students with financial need.

    Edward F. Wagner Scholarship
    Established in 1993 by Margaret Ellen Wagner Olsen Kohner ’65, in memory of her father, Edward ’69 (hon). Income supports scholarships for students from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

    Margaret List Wagner Scholarship
    Established in 1993 by Margaret Ellen Wagner Olsen Kohner ’65, in memory of her mother, Margaret. Income provides need-based aid to nursing students with an acceptable GPA, though consideration also will be given to Science majors.

    Robert J. Weiler Scholarship
    Established in 1993 by Robert J. Weiler. Income provides financial assistance to an incoming freshman or transfer student from Columbus Public Schools and a minority or disadvantaged background. The recipient should demonstrate the potential to succeed in college.

    Mildred & Harry Wellnitz Scholarship
    Established in 1986 by Evelyn Wellnitz Reeder ’45, Mildred Wellnitz Altman ’56, and Judith Wellnitz Baltimore ’59, in memory of their parents. Income provides financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to afford a college education because of family financial status.

    Leo Yassenoff Scholarship
    Established in 1976 by the Yassenoff Foundation. Income supports scholarships for students from the Columbus, Ohio, area with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and with financial need.

    Mary C. Zang Scholarship
    Established in 1998 by Mary ’53. Income provides scholarships for students majoring in education with a focus on secondary education in literature, communications, or fine arts. 

    Zonta Club of Columbus Scholarship
    Established in 2013 by the Zonta Club of Columbus. Income provides a scholarship for an adult female student enrolled in Ohio Dominican’s undergraduate program. The student must have completed at least 12 credit hours (by application deadline) and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

  • Endowed Awards and Other Purpose Fund

    Endowed Award and Other Special Purpose Funds are listed below in alphabetical order with descriptions of each fund and how it supports our students and faculty here at Ohio Dominican. For information on how to establish an Endowed Scholarship Fund, contact Special Assistant for Advancement Lynda Huey at (614) 251-4610 or hueyl@ohiodominican.edu.


    R.W. Carstens Humanities Endowment
    Established in 1986 by Margaret Fielders, former faculty, in honor of her faculty colleague, Ron Carstens, Ph.D. Income funds an annual award in humanities for program development, faculty development, or student development.

    Caspar Family Development Grant
    Established in 2001 by Sister Ruth Caspar, OP, Ph.D. '56, retired faculty. Income provides financial support for The Dominican Center and to promote the identity and charism of Ohio Dominican University.

    Center for Dominican Studies Endowment
    Established in 2002 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace (formerly the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs). Income supports the Center for Dominican Studies at the University to preserve the intellectual and spiritual legacy of the Dominicans for the University community and future generations through the development and implementation of programs and services such as courses and classes.

    Sr. Maryanna Childs' Writing Award
    Established in 1985 by Trudy and Bruce Busby, former faculty. Income provides an award to a student for an outstanding achievement in writing. The writings must be completed by a student in an Ohio Dominican course during the academic year and the student must be enrolled in the course for credit.

    David Allen Hamilton Christopher Award
    Established in 1952 by Mary Crowe ’34. Income provides an award to a student who demonstrates a capacity and willingness to lead and to inspire others to follow in the courageous manifestation of the highest principles of democratic and Christian living.

    Faculty Development Grants Fund
    Established in 1995 by the Board of Trustees, alumni, and friends. Income supports faculty development activities.

    Sheila Feinknopf Women’s Empowerment Fund
    Established in 1999 by Sheila’s family in her memory. Income provides support for programs and activities to educate and empower women to become advocates for their own good health through knowledge and action.

    Gutmann English Endowment
    Established in 1996 by Rosemary Doerr Gutmann '58. Income provides an annual grant to the English department to use for library or information resources, faculty development, or a related purpose.

    Bishop Herrmann Award
    Established in 1983 by the Board of Trustees and friends, honoring Bishop Edward J. Herrmann at the time of his retirement. Income provides an award to a student who expresses the ideals of the late Bishop Herrmann: compassion for the poor, concern for the oppressed, opposition to war and military expansion, desire for ecumenical cooperation, support of pro-life activities, and the promotion of education.

    Reta Clemens Holden Fund
    Established in 2013 by Reta Holden '65. Income supports Science faculty professional development.

    Natalie Kompa-Kerri Mollard Public Relations Writing Award
    Established in 2006 by Brad Bradford, faculty. Income provides an award to a student selected by faculty, whose public relations writing skills display accuracy, clarity, substance, and creativity.

    Library Collections Enhancement Fund
    Established in 1998 with gifts from faculty and staff as part of the Making A Difference Endowment Campaign. Income supports the purchase of current journals, books, and reference materials for the University's Spangler Library.

    Joseph A. and Florence W. Lisska Book Award
    Established in 1996 by Anthony and Lawrence Lisska, in memory of their parents and of their family life growing up near the Ohio Dominican campus. Income provides an annual book award for a student from the near-East side of Columbus and, if possible, from the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish area.

    Judith C. Mitchell Writing Award
    Established in 2000 by Judith Mitchell '69. Income provides an award for a student's writing – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or prose.

  • Establish a New Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Creating an ODU Endowed Scholarship is an exciting opportunity and we will help you with every step. 

    Gifts may be made in cash, as well as in other forms such as securities, and pledges may be paid over 3 to 5 years. Future commitments through bequests, trusts, retirement plans and other forms also can be made.

    Gift Level Name of Fund
    $500,000 Full-ride Merit or Need Based Endowed Scholarship
    $300,000 First Generation Student Endowed Scholarship
    $100,000 Diocesan High School Merit Endowed Scholarship
    $100,000 Zip Code Need Based Scholarship
    $50,000 New Major Scholarship
    $25,000 Named Scholarship
    $25,000 Named Physician Assistant Fellowship
    $25,000
    Named Book Scholarship