Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has entered into a partnership with OhioHealth that will give dependents of OhioHealth’s 30,000 employees the ability to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at more than half off the current cost of tuition. Through this partnership, those dependents would be able to apply for a scholarship that would allow them to attend ODU full time at more than 60% off the current tuition rate, which is a savings of approximately $20,000 per year, or as much as $80,000 over the course of their four-year education.

The tuition benefit will be available to OhioHealth associates starting this upcoming fall 2022 semester. ODU is still accepting applications and deposits for students interested in joining its fall incoming class.

Both first-time and transfer students will be eligible to receive the scholarship, which is renewable for up to eight semesters. The scholarship replaces any additional institutional aid for which students may qualify; however, students may still be eligible for need-based aid from other non-university sources. The scholarship does not cover costs associated with textbooks and supplies, course fees, private lessons, room and board, or other miscellaneous fees. Students also must meet certain requirements to maintain eligibility, including enrolling on a full-time basis (at least 12 credit hours) and maintaining a 2.5 GPA.

If you are an OhioHealth associate and you would like to take advantage of this partnership, you should send your verification of employment documents (resources for accessing this document are available here and here) to admission@ohiodominican.edu. 

OhioHealth associates who are interested in learning more about this scholarship should contact OhioHealth’s Office of Human Resources at HRRC@ohiohealth.com.

To view a complete listing of ODU’s academic programs, visit ohiodominican.edu/Academics.

“As Columbus continues to rapidly grow and evolve, it is vital that organizations of all types work together to help ensure we are able to take full advantage of the opportunities in front of us to innovate,” says ODU President Connie Gallaher. “This exciting partnership with OhioHealth is another example of how Ohio Dominican University is committed to being a valuable partner to corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations who aspire to provide their team members and associates with educational opportunities of all forms. As a former OhioHealth associate, and someone who is well aware of the tremendous talent, commitment and caliber of its associates, I am delighted for Ohio Dominican to serve these wonderful employees and their families, and in doing so, prepare future leaders to help the Columbus region continue to thrive for many years to come.”

“As a leading employer in the state of Ohio, we want OhioHealth to be the place people want to work,” says Qiana Williams, OhioHealth vice president, total rewards and human resources operations. “We are committed to removing educational barriers for our associates. These new and enhanced options benefit current associates and tell prospective associates, OhioHealth is the place to start your career and continue life-long learning and development.”

About OhioHealth
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church. Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007. OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.