Ohio Dominican University has announced a new scholarship to benefit current military servicemembers, veterans and military education benefits-eligible dependents. Beginning in January of 2018, ODU’s Salute to Service Scholarship will cover up to $3,000 in tuition per semester that is not already covered by military education benefits, or other state and federal grants and scholarships.
“The Salute to Service Scholarship will help many military students achieve their goal of completing a degree at little to no personal expense,” said ODU President Robert Gervasi, Ph.D. “Victory Media has recognized ODU as a Military Friendly School for eight consecutive years, and Ohio Dominican has a long and proud history of providing the men and women of the U.S. military with the resources they need to advance their education and prepare for rewarding careers. This scholarship demonstrates our commitment to give something back to these selfless individuals who have sacrificed so much for our country.”
In addition to covering tuition, the Salute to Service Scholarship may be applied toward other fees, including activity and orientation fees to reduce or completely cover the remaining cost of an ODU education.
To learn more about this scholarship, ODU’s military offerings and student-veteran services, visit ohiodominican.edu/Military.
In 2017, Victory Media named ODU a Top 10 Gold school, ranking ODU fifth in the U.S. and the best in Ohio among private colleges and universities with fewer than 10,000 students. The 2017 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.
ODU first launched the PATRIOTS Program more than 20 years ago to meet the educational needs of returning Vietnam veterans. Through PATRIOTS, veterans can achieve their academic goals by pursuing either an associate, bachelor's or master's degree. The University reintroduced the PATRIOTS Program in response to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. ODU is an active participant in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon program.