External Scholarships

As scholarships funded from sources outside the University of Dayton become known to us, we'll post the opportunities here.

We have put together some considerations that will be helpful for any process requiring the submission of personal information:

  • Start with your local community - the candidate pool is smaller, which may increase your chance of receiving an award
  • Take caution when an application requires any personal information that does not pertain to the scholarship, such as social security numbers or access to social media accounts
  • Pay attention to the timeline for award selection - some might take up to a year or more
  • Find niche scholarships that pertain to who you are as an individual and what your interests are
  • Avoid applying for any scholarship that charges an application fee

Be sure to review all eligibility and deadline requirements before applying. And remember, you can use Porches to notify us of scholarships you receive. All scholarship payments should be mailed to:

The Office of Financial Aid
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH  45469-1672

We also encourage you to utilize one of the many free scholarship search services on the Internet. These agencies scan their database of award opportunities and notify you to apply for those which match up against your personal profile. Some of the more popular ones are listed below. 

Looking for funding to assist you with your graduate education, international studies or research project? University of Dayton students may be eligible to apply for several national fellowships and scholarships specifically geared towards these areas.

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2017-2018 Academic Year Scholarships

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship (varies)
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university, with a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA, who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. 

BestColleges.com Scholarships for Education Majors (varies)
Students can apply for scholarships based on their background, field of study, and financial need. Requirements and application criteria vary between awards, which narrows who can win specific scholarships.

Center for Online Education, Scholarship Resources for Minority Students (varies)
This scholarship and financial aid guide should act as a hub for significant scholarship and other unique opportunities available today for minority students. Each resource includes key information, application dates, and the eligibility requirements for online programs.

Scholarships for Military and Veterans (varies)
This guide provides a thorough overview of grants and scholarships that are available to service members and families from every branch of the military, as well as information on available GI benefits, guidance on FAFSA, and other financial aid resources.

Cotillion Society of Cleveland Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by May 19
This scholarship is to assist deserving students from the greater Cleveland area in furthering their undergraduate education. Applicant must have demonstrated need, ACT score of 23 or higher, and potential for high achievement in their undergraduate program. 

Stark County Retired Teachers Assoc. Scholarship ($1,500) Apply by May 20
Applicant must have been a graduate of a high school located within Stark County, be enrolled in fall 2017 classes as a junior or senior, be in the field of Education, and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

Nazareth Association Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by June 1
In keeping with our dedication to education and service, the Nazareth Association established a scholarship program in 1994.  This program was established in recognition of over a century of dedication to high quality education and service so generously designed and offered by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The association has established several $1000 scholarships which are offered on a rotating basis and are renewable for one year, providing the student continues to meet the established criteria.

Beavercreek Women's League, Women-in-Transition Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by June 1
Applicant must be at least 25 years old, female, resident of Greene County, Ohio, and have earned a minimum of 20 college credit hours within the past five years with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

The 10th Circle Project (1,000) Apply by June 1
Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student that is attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time. A 600-1000 word essay is required answering the flowing question: How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?

Self-Defense Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by June 16
Essay contest. Applicant must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a college, university, or trade school.

Theater Masks Bi-Annual Scholarship ($500) Apply by July 1
Applicants will write an essay about why they appreciate fine arts and what motivated them to study fine arts. Essay will be a minimum of 600 words. Use careful grammar and punctuation.

John Pirelli Lodge Italian-American Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by August 15
This scholarship recognizes and assists young Italian Americans in their pursuit of educational opportunities while promoting continued interest in Italian culture among these students and in the Dayton community and Miami Valley region.

QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by November 1
The QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship was created to help students interested in software development/testing reach their goal of attending college or university. Each applicant will be asked to submit a short (min 500 words) essay about why software development and/or software testing is important.