Frequently Asked Questions About Scholarships
You should submit the Application for Scholarship
according to the following deadline:
March 15 for all new admission applicants
and returning students.
Note: Applications must be postmarked
by the deadline date.
What are my
chances of receiving a scholarship if I apply?
Students with outstanding academic records and
demonstrated leadership, creativity and motivation
are encouraged to apply. The highest-ranking 25
percent of our applicants receive scholarships.
Graduate students and those working on a second
undergraduate degree are not eligible for these
The initial decision to award a scholarship
is based on personal and academic achievement.
For most scholarships, financial need is a factor
and may influence your ability to receive a scholarship
and the size of the award. Your financial need
will be determined from the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For more information
on need-based aid, see the financial aid section
of this site. Need-based scholarships are not
normally enough assistance for students with limited
resources; the primary source of aid for these
students will be state and federal aid programs.
Is my admission
date important for the scholarship decision?
Yes. You must submit all necessary admission materials
prior to the scholarship deadline.
How large are
Scholarship awards normally range from $500-4,500.
Your success in the competition and, at times,
your financial need, determine the amount of the
Are these scholarships
Many scholarships are multiple-year scholarships.
They are generally renewable with a 3.0 cumulative
grade point average. Additional details are given
in the award letter.
Yes. While all merit-based scholarship recipients
are well-rounded students with extracurricular
activities, if you have a special talent, such as
artistic ability or writing skills and have received
recognition on a city-wide, state or national
level, please give the committee that information
on your application.
How are selections
Applications are reviewed by members of the University
Scholarship review committees. This evaluation
of your application will be used to rank you among
all other applicants. Ranking is based primarily
on personal essay, your letter of recommendation,
and one or more of the following: high school
GPA and/or rank, your highest ACT/SAT score, your
GED score, or your current college GPA.
When will I
The review of applications begins as soon as you
are reviewed for admission and we receive your
scholarship application and recommendation. Most
students will be notified
if they have received a scholarship award no later
than May 15. However, some
scholarships with special criteria will be awarded
at a later date.
How do I apply
for a scholarship?
Go to www.regionals.muohio.edu/scholars/. There you may access online and printable versions of the application form.
follow the application instructions carefully,
paying special note to the instructions and deadlines