ODU Scholarship Packages

As a traditional undergraduate student at Ohio Dominican – whether you're a first-time freshmen or a transfer – you have access to numerous opportunities to earn additional scholarship aid to help make the cost of an ODU education even more affordable. No matter what your interests are, chances are there’s a scholarship that’s perfect for you!

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Do you have a passion for teaching? A love of computer science? Are you excited to bring your musical talents to ODU? Ohio Dominican offers a range of scholarship opportunities that connect to students' interests in and outside of the classroom. We also offer need-based scholarships for eligible students through our Panther Promise and Columbus Catholic Promise programs. If any of the scholarships below seem right for you, ask your admission counselor for more info (including deadlines)!

Academic Program Scholarships

Choose Ohio First

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is a state-funded program aimed at graduating more students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

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Intel Scholarship

Ohio Dominican is proud to partner with Intel to offer Data Science Majors a $2,000 scholarship to equip students with skills that support Ohio’s growing semiconductor workforce.

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Noyce Teacher Scholarship

Funded by the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, the Noyce Scholarship provides tuition funds to students who aspire to teach biology (life science), mathematics or chemistry in secondary schools located in underserved communities.

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St. Albert Scholars Program

ODU's St. Albert Scholars Program is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative to help increase enrollment, retention and success off students majoring in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science.

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Activity Scholarships

Band $1,000 per year
Chorus $1,000 per year
Cheerleading $1,000 per year
ROTC $1,000 per year up to full tuition
Honors Program $1,000 per year up to full tuition


ODU Promise Scholarships

Both our Panther Promise and Columbus Catholic Promise programs provide eligible students who meet certain academic requirements and are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant with a scholarship that, when combined with other financial resources, may completely cover your ODU tuition. Read more below to see if you're eligible. Have questions? Contact Undergraduate Admission for more information.

Panther Promise

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

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Catholic Promise

Ohio Dominican has partnered with the Diocese of Columbus to create the Columbus Catholic Promise Program. The program provides eligible students who graduate from one of the Columbus Diocese’s 11 high schools with financial resources and support to help make an ODU education attainable.

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Additional 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.

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.

Outside Scholarship Resources

Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships from outside sources. We've put together a list of scholarships that you can consider pursuing from outside Ohio Dominican.

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