Federal & State Grants and Scholarships

Ashland University offers a broad range of scholarships to recognize achievement in many different areas. If you’re an outstanding student, chances are there’s a scholarship or award available for you. Select a link above and see your opportunities for scholarships at Ashland. Your first step in receiving any aid, including scholarships, is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Federal Pell Grant

Students seeking financial assistance may apply for this need-based federal grant by filing the FAFSA. The amount of this grant varies.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Ashland University awards these federal funds to students who have high financial need. To apply, file the FAFSA. The amount of this grant varies.

Federal TEACH Grant

Eligible students may receive $3,708 per year with a maximum of $14,832. The grant is limited to students who plan to teach in a Title I school in shortage areas – math, science, foreign language, bilingual education, special education, reading specialist or high-need field approved by the Secretary of Education. Complete information and the application process are available at TEACH Grant.

Federal Yellow Ribbon Program

In partnering with the Veterans Administration in this program, Ashland University has agreed to match the funding provided by the Veterans Administration up to a total of $11,000. Approved applicants can receive up to $5,500 from both the Veterans Administration and Ashland University. The money from Ashland University may come from an institutional grant or scholarship. Up to 20 undergraduate students will be offered funding through this program on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligibility for the benefit is determined by Veterans Affairs and is limited to veterans who served in the armed forces for at least 36 months after September 10, 2001. Veterans interested in finding out more information about the program should contact their Veterans Affairs Office or visit the website at http://www.gibill.va.gov.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant is available to eligible students who are residents of Ohio, and is based on financial need. To apply for this program, a student must file the FAFSA.

Ohio National Guard Tuition Grant

This program is offered to eligible members of the National Guard. This grant pays the average state-assisted university’s tuition costs at private institutions recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The grant is available for undergraduate studies. For further information and application, contact a local Ohio National Guard Armory.

Ohio War Orphan Scholarship

Awarded to students whose parent served at least 90 days of active duty during a declared war or conflict and is severely disabled or deceased as a result of service. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors or veterans offices.

Pennsylvania State Grant

This grant is available to eligible full-time students who are residents of Pennsylvania. The amount varies and is determined by the state of Pennsylvania. To apply for this grant, file the FAFSA.