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.

The Dayton Arab American Forum Endowed Scholarship (unknown) Apply by September 15
As part of its mission of maintaining cooperative relationships with local organizations, DAAF 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
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.

Women in Technology Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by October 31
StudySoup believes that it is their responsibility to foster innovation in the field of technology and help underrepresented students break down barriers. Applicant can be any female individual at least sixteen (16) years old who is either currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year, or is currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible).

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.

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.