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Preparing future leaders in education.
The Dominican Scholars Program provides enriching opportunities for personal and professional development to an exceptional cohort of aspiring educators.

Program Features
  • Participate in community building and leadership activities
  • Build partnerships with alumni, faculty and staff
  • Develop relationships with current teachers and administrators
  • Explore diverse educational settings
  • Provide service to the local community
Activities & Opportunities
  • Dinner Speaker Series - featuring faculty and current educators
  • Membership in professional associations and attend conferences
  • Domestic and international travel scholarships
  • Diverse school observations: Ohio School for the Blind, Marburn Academy, Columbus Global Academy
  • Discover community resources: COSI, Columbus Zoo, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus Museum of Art
  • Tutor students at the Charles School
  • Faculty and peer mentoring
  • Scholars housing

Eligibility & Application

ODU's Dominican Scholars Business program is selective. Future Scholars have a strong academic record, extensive extracurricular and community activities, and want to connect what they learn in the classroom to the business world.

  • First year students interested in a future in education are invited to apply to the program for their Sophomore year, if they achieve a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA by the end of Spring Semester.
  • Once in the program, Dominican Scholars must maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA each semester and actively participate in programming.
Dominican Scholars - Education

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