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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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External 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. 

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.

Technology First/Robert V. McKenna Scholarship (varies) Apply by March 16
This scholarship is awarded annually to one or more deserving Southwest Ohio area college students. Students selected for this scholarship are matriculating in Information Technology related curriculums, have achieved distinguished academic success, and have demonstrated high character and values.

Mansfield Noon Optimist Club Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by March 26
Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and a permanent home address in Richland County. 

College Success Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by April 1
Enrolled undergraduate or graduate students as well as high school seniors are encouraged to apply! Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Selection will be based on the free responses submitted by applicants. Financial need will not be considered.

Stark Community Foundation Scholarships (varies) Apply by April 1
Offering nearly 100 diverse scholarships, these opportunities are made possible by generous and caring individuals, families and businesses to benefit students from particular geographic areas or schools, attending certain universities or entering certain fields of study. Please read each scholarship description carefully for requirements and deadline.

Mary Elizabeth Keller Scholarship Fund (varies) Apply by April 2
Applicant must be pursuing teacher licensure with plans to graduate by 2019 or 2020 and must have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours by this summer. Preference will be given to juniors or seniors.

Nazareth Association Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by June 1
In keeping with our dedication to education and service, this scholarship 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 scholarships which are offered on a rotating basis and are renewable for one year, providing the student continues to meet the established criteria.

Dayton Arab American Forum -Laurence Warwar Scholarship (varies) Apply by August 15
As part of its mission of maintaining cooperative relationships with local organizations, Dayton Arab-American Forum offers scholarships to Arab-American University of Dayton undergraduate students. As financial need is a consideration for this scholarship, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed.

John Pirelli Lodge Italian-American Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by September 15
The John Pirelli Lodge Italian-American Scholarship provides financial assistance to University of
Dayton students with documented Italian ancestry. The 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.

Kalu Yala Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by December 31
The Kalu Yala scholarship was created with future entrepreneurs and business people in mind. Applicants will be required to write a 500-word essay to be considered for this scholarship.