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

First-Time Freshmen

All applicants will be evaluated for Ohio Dominican Merit Scholarships at the time of acceptance. Scholarship levels are determined after a holistic review of the application file, including but not limited to high school GPA and official test score.

Merit Scholarship
$13,000 – $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.

Honors Scholarships
$1,000 – 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 in ODU’s Honors Program.

Transfer Students

Transfer Merit Scholarship
$12,000 – $16,000

ODU’s Transfer Merit Scholarships are based on transcripts from your previous college or university. Your scholarship award is renewable for up to four years as long as you meet certain academic criteria stated at the time of the scholarship. Merit Scholarships are contingent upon your application, acceptance, and full-time enrollment at ODU.

Cumulative
GPA
Merit
Scholarship
3.30 - 4.00 $16,000
2.80 - 3.29 $14,000
2.20 - 2.79 $12,000

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
$2,000

Ohio Dominican’s Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is awarded to transfer students who are current members of Phi Theta Kappa and in the process of completing their first undergraduate degree. You must be enrolled at ODU full time and have already completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of transferable college credit after graduating from high school.

If interested, contact ODU’s Office of Undergraduate Admission at transfercounselors@ohiodominican.edu or (614) 251-4500.

 

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.

  • Catholic Columbus Diocese Sibling Grant

    Ohio Dominican University offers its Catholic Columbus Diocese Sibling Grant to Catholic high school students that have had a sibling that has attended Ohio Dominican University. To qualify, students must:

    • Attend one of the 11 Catholic high schools in the Columbus Diocese.
    • Be a sibling of a former Ohio Dominican University student.
    • 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.