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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.

Ohio Soybean Council Scholarships (varies) Apply by January 12
The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is pleased to offer $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies related to the soybean industry and the field of agriculture. Eligible majors include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, biotechnology, bioenergy, biofuels, food science, crop science, environmental science, agricultural communications, agricultural business, agricultural education or any of the agricultural disciplines or related fields.

PFLAG Dayton Scholarship (varies) Apply by February 1
The PFLAG scholarship program, including the Greater Dayton LGBT scholarship, is designed to recognize outstanding students and to contribute toward their continuing education. 

Ohio AWWA Scholarship (varies) Apply by February 9 
This scholarship was created in an effort to give back to the individuals who support the water industry and the American Water Works Association.  It is designed to encourage water industry related education through scholarship. Any Ohio student attending an accredited institution of higher learning during the scholarship year, in a water industry related program (i.e. science, engineering, management, computer information systems, or other water related field) is eligible for this scholarship.

Ohio AWWA Operator Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by February 9
This opportunity is geared more towards those pursuing operator certification. This scholarship is called the One AWWA Operator Scholarship. This scholarship can be used for certification/licensure, two-year water related associate degree, technical school program, professional training program, books and manuals, and operator related conferences.

Civil Rights Transportation Symposium Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by February 16
In celebration of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium, scholarships will be awarded to three individual students currently enrolled in a post high school education focusing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related fields. Students will be selected by submitting an essay describing how the Civil Rights Act has impacted the transportation industry and the role it will play in the future; application and supplemental documentation.

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.