Scholarships & Financial Aid
Discover [your] True North. When you send Ohio Northern your application forms, prospective students could be automatically considered for a variety of merit-based scholarships. However, you shouldn’t stop there. There are many more ways for you to secure additional financial aid from the government, the University and other institutions.
Financial aid can take many forms, including grants from the government and from the University, low-interest student loans with deferred payment schedules, or work-study funds. All of these can help defray the cost of a college education.
Talent Award Scholarships
Talent awards are available to incoming art and design students. A review of a student’s portfolio determines the amount of the award. Please directly contact the department of art & design to schedule a portfolio review or to submit a CD.
Two scholarships are given annually to art & design majors during ONU’s Honors Day events. The Shelley C. Petrillo Scholarships are presented to an art & design senior and junior. Criteria for the scholarship include scholastic achievement, artistic ability and department involvement.
Other University Scholarships
The University offers students numerous scholarships through the academic year. Applications for admission must be received by December 1 each year to be considered for some of the top awards. For information regarding these scholarships, please contact the admissions office at 419.772.2260.
True North Lives: Student Testimony
Major: studio arts
Activities: Student Art League, Kappa Pi and Alpha Lambda Delta
I have had so many great experiences at ONU. I have traveled to England and studied art in Italy! During my years at Ohio Northern, I also plan to apply to different graduate schools and for a Fulbright Scholarship, most likely to go to India. So, if all goes well, I will be traveling to another country to make and study art as a Fulbright! Then, I want to attend graduate school to study painting.
There are a variety of jobs available in the department for students eligible for work study funds through the financial aid program. There are also special skills jobs available. The art & design department views these work assignments important to the operation of the department and expect that students hired for these duties treat them with the same regard.
A listing of departmental jobs is on file in the art & design office and the financial office. Available times for work as gallery attendants and department office clerks are arranged through the department secretary. Computer lab monitors are hired through the graphic design program. Other department jobs include studio assistants, gallery director assistants, slide librarians and student designers.