- Incoming freshmen and transfer student are reviewed for merit-based scholarships at the point of admission to the University. Applicants should meet the early action deadline to have the best consideration for merit-based scholarships. If you have any question, contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honors College Academic Scholarships
- Incoming Freshmen, The Honors College scholarships are awarded to a select group of entering freshmen who, on the basis of their academic achievement, are chosen to participate in the program.The scholarship may be renewed up to three years (six semesters) provided the students continue to meet program participation standards. Recipients are selected by the Dean of the Honors College. (PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-4865. Honors College
Annual and Endowed University Scholarships
Scholarships at Old Dominion University have been established through the generosity of individuals, organizations, and corporations to recognize outstanding academic performance and to assist students in pursuing their educational goals. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria. For some awards, eligibility is entirely determined by academic merit or potential. Other requirements might include demonstrated financial need, field of study, state or city residency, graduation from particular high schools, or participation in a specific program, organization, or activity. Generally, recipients have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average and are full time, degree-seeking students. To determine your eligibility for need-based scholarships offered through the university, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to February 15 of each academic year.
Selection procedures vary for these awards. For all scholarships, you must be admitted to the University. For some scholarships, a portfolio, an audition, or participation in a specific program may be required. You will receive written notification of any scholarship you are to receive. All scholarships must be formally accepted in writing.
- Incoming freshmen and transfer students, all incoming freshmen and transfer students will automatically be considered for Academic and Endowed scholarships based on their admissions applications. The major scholarships offered to Old Dominion University students are based on information already known to the university.
- Continuing Students, A scholarship form is available for continuing students who are (1) students who began attending Old Dominion University before August 1999, or (2) students who have a change in scholarship eligibility according to the Criteria Check List (included in the Scholarship Form). Continuing students who met the above criteria must complete and submit the form to the Office of Student Financial Aid by February 15.
Outside Agency Scholarships
In addition to the scholarships the university offers, the Office of Student Financial Aid receives scholarship information from private agencies and foundations throughout the year. Some sources of outside agency scholarships are community organizations, your church, organizations that your parents or grandparents may be affiliated with and student and/or parent employers. Internet searches may also be performed (see link below for search sites).The public library is also a source for finding scholarships.
The Four Year Scholarship is available to students who have graduated from high school or possess an equivalent certificate prior to starting college. In keeping with high standards, candidates are selected for scholastic as well as extracurricular accomplishment, and not on the basis of financial need.
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