Federal PELL Grant

Students seeking financial assistance may apply for this need-based federal grant by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amount of the Federal PELL Grant grant varies for each student.

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Ohio College Opportunity Grant

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

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TEACH Grant for Undergraduate Students

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides grant assistance to students who are completing coursework to begin a teaching career in a high-need field. The award is up to $4,000 per year with a maximum of $16,000 for an undergraduate degree.

Choose Ohio First

Ashland University has been awarded a grant from the state of Ohio to provide Choose Ohio First Scholarships to outstanding students with interests in the natural and physical sciences. These scholarships support academically strong students who plan to continue to graduate school, health-related professional programs or employment in STEM industries after completing a bachelor’s degree.

Students can receive $3,000 per academic year for four years.


  • ACT score of 25 or higher
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Maintain a major in Biochemistry, Biology (including Forensic Biology), Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Chemistry, Physics or Toxicology
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA by the end of the first year to maintain scholarship
  • Attend three STEM-related lectures or events each semester

AU also provides a peer mentoring program for new students. We encourage students to participate in research projects, professional internships and STEM-related career fairs as well.

If you have questions about the Choose Ohio First scholarship program, contact Mason Posner at mposner@ashland.edu or 419-289-5691.

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