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Ohio Dominican awards Merit Scholarships to full-time, traditional undergraduates, either incoming freshman or transfer students.

Merits scholarships are based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT test scores or on transcripts, if a student is transferring from another college.

Scholarships range from $9,000 to $19,000 and are renewable each year, provided the student meets the academic criteria stated at the time of the scholarship. 

Merit Scholarships are contingent upon a student's application and acceptance to Ohio Dominican University. Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to complete of the FAFSA so that ODU can determine eligibility for additional need-based financial aid.


Transfer Students

  • Merit Award Matrix
    Cumulative GPA Amount of Merit Scholarship
    3.60 – 4.00 $12,000
    2.40 – 3.599 $9,000
    2.399 & below Not eligible

    Note: You must be a full-time student to be eligible for merit scholarship.

Additional Scholarships

  • ODU Endowed Scholarships

    An endowed scholarship is established with funds received from external donors. It can be either merit-based or need-based depending on donor preferences.

    Students do not apply for these scholarships. The ODU Financial Aid Office matches qualifying students to these scholarships each year.

    Learn more about ODU Endowed Scholarships.

  • Bishop Frederick F. Campbell Diocesan Scholarship

    Ohio Dominican University offers its Bishop Frederick F. Campbell Diocesan Scholarship to Catholic high school students. To qualify, students must:

    • Attend one of the 11 Catholic high schools in the Columbus Diocese.
    • Earn a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average.
    • Meet ODU’s current undergraduate admission standards.
    • Pursue full-time enrollment at ODU for the fall semester.

    The scholarship is for incoming freshmen only and is renewable for up to four years, as long as students maintain their good academic standing.

    This allows students the possibility of earning up to $4,000 over four years on top of any additional merit and/or need-based financial aid.

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Scholarship
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a scholarship for Ohio Dominican undergraduate students pursuing a career in a medical field.

    Apply here