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Ohio Dominican is proud to partner with I Know I Can to offer its Panther Promise Program, which provides students from Columbus City, South-Western City and Whitehall City Schools with financial resources and support to help make an ODU education attainable. 

Panther Promise Info Session

This event was recorded during Fall 2020

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Scholarship Details

Students accepted to ODU will be awarded a merit scholarship, along with other types of financial aid determined by their FAFSA. ODU will also cover all additional direct costs associated with tuition and fees* after all applicable scholarships and financial aid have been applied. This means that program participants may be able to attend Ohio Dominican at little to no cost to them.

*The Panther Promise Program scholarship does not cover indirect costs such as books, health insurance (if not waived), room/meal plan, parking, and other miscellaneous costs. The program’s scholarship is available only during ODU’s traditional fall and spring semesters, and cannot be transferred to any other institution.
  • Program Requirements and Criteria

    To be eligible to participate in the Panther Promise Program, students must:

    • Have graduated from a recognized Columbus City, South-Western City or Whitehall City Schools high school.
    • Be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.
    • Be accepted to ODU and file the FAFSA before April 1 of their senior year.
    • Enroll at ODU full time during the first fall semester following their graduation from high school.
    • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA while enrolled at ODU.

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  • Ways Participants Can Connect with ODU

    Program participants will have numerous opportunities to connect with the Ohio Dominican community. Students will be able to:

    • Attend Launch Day event that introduces students to campus resources, including meeting with an adviser to review class schedule, purchase textbooks, and sign a program agreement.
    • Connect with previous Panther Promise student cohorts.
    • Attend ODU’s Welcome Week and extended orientation programs with first-year peers.
    • Attend ODU Core speaker series.
    • Attend a faculty meet and greet event for freshmen students.
    • Participate in social activities to increase their connection with the ODU community.
    • Take part in on-campus admission recruiting events.
    • Complete ODU 110 course designed to equip students with essential skills and tools for navigating college.
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Have Questions? Contact Us!

Do you have questions about the Panther Promise Program? We’re happy to help! Please contact us.

Program Coordinator

ODU Undergraduate Admission