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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.

Anthony Muñoz Foundation Scholarship ($20,000) Apply by May 1
Developed through Anthony and his family’s passion to help deserving students reach their dreams of attending a local college or university, the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund awards multiple scholarships to select Tri-State high school seniors. Students are interviewed and chosen based on their financial need, academic achievement, ability to overcome adversity and their ambition to succeed.

Chi Sigma Alpha Alumni Scholarship ($2,500) Apply by May 10
The Chi Sigma Alpha/Sigma Alpha Epsilon Scholarship recognizes University of Dayton students who are currently active members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon as well as University of Dayton students who are children/grandchildren of Chi Sigma Alpha alumni. Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. 

Stark County Retired Teachers Association Scholarships ($1,500) Apply by May 21
Applicants must have been a graduate of a high school located within Stark County, be enrolled in Fall 2018 classes as a junior or senior, be in the field of Education, and have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA). There are no age limitations.

Dr Edward & Anne Link Fund Scholarship ($2,500) Apply by May 21
Only Shelby County, Ohio residents maintaining a college grade point average of 3.0 or higher and pursuing a major in the visual arts, the performing arts or creative writing toward a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree at an accredited college or university in the coming academic year are eligible. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. No recipient may be awarded this scholarship more than once during his or her lifetime.

Beavercreek Women's League Women-in-Transition Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by June 1
A "woman-in-transition" is someone who had to interrupt her education for various reasons, and has returned to the educational system. Applicants must be female, 25 years or older, and a resident of Greene County. 

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.