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ODU offers both Merit and Honors scholarships to eligible full-time, traditional undergraduate students who are beginning their college journey.

Merit Scholarship

$12,000 – $19,000

Our Merit Scholarships are renewable for up to four years while you pursue an undergraduate degree as long as you are enrolled full time and maintain good academic standing.

ODU Merit Scholarships range from $13,000 to $19,000 per year, and your individual award is determined after a holistic review of your application file, which includes your high school GPA and official test scores. Get an idea of your potential scholarship using our Merit Scholarship Calculator.

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Honors Scholarships

$1,000 per year – Full Tuition

ODU offers both an Honors Distinction Scholarship, which covers your full tuition over four years, as well as an Honors Scholarship, which provides an additional $1,000 per year to students who participate in ODU’s Honors Program.

In order to be eligible for either scholarship, you must complete a separate application to, and participate in, ODU's Honors Program. You also must participate in ODU’s annual Honors Scholarship Competition prior to your freshman year.

Click here to learn more about the program and apply today!

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Don't Forget Your FAFSA!

In addition to qualifying for one or more of these scholarships, you are encouraged to complete the FAFSA so that we can determine eligibility for additional need-based financial aid.

File your FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Feb. 15 to beat the priority deadline. ODU school code: 003035. Click here to learn more.
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