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October 2011

An Ohio Northern Education is Within Reach
Over the next two months the Monthly Minute will feature financial aid resouces available at Ohio Northern.  Approximately 90 percent of ONU students receive financial aid from need- or merit-based sources.  Ohio Northern University is committed to investing in the success of its students by offering more than $53 million in gift assistance annually.  Featured in the month's edition are merit-based scholarships and awards.

Visit ONU
A campus visit is highly encouraged for admission consideration.

Group Visits:
Nov. 5:
 Discover ONU Day

Individual Visits:
Monday- Friday from 8 to 5
Saturday from 8 to 12

Overnight Visits:
Monday- Thursday nights
Open to students who have completed their application file.

Schedule a Visit:

Reminder: Pharmacy Application Deadline - November 1
Students applying to the College of Pharmacy for Fall 2012 must submit their application and all supporting materials by November 1, 2011.  Supporting materials include a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores, 250-word personal statement, and a recommendation form.
Early Action applications for the Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering and Arts & Sciences are due December 1, 2011
Academic Scholarships
Academic Scholarships are awarded automatically to those who have been accepted as full-time students and who meet a minimum GPA and ACT/SAT score requirement.  All awards are annual and renewable.  For more information, including eligibility requirements, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 419-772-2272 or
Presidential Scholarship: $20,000 to $22,000
Trustee Scholarship: $17,000 to $19,000
Academic Achievement Award: $14,000 to $16,000

Other Merit Based Awards
Mathile Scholarship: $32,000- Presidential scholarship recipients will be considered for this special leadership award.  An on-campus interview is required, and two awards will be given annually.

Dimension Award: Starting at $5,000- Designed to assist students from underrepresented racial, ethnic or cultural backgrounds. 

Talent Award: Starting at $4,000- Available to students majoring in advertising design, art education, graphic design, international theatre production, musical theatre, studio arts, or theatre, students accepted in the Departments of English or Music, or students with a minor in dance.  An audition, portfolio review and/or interview is required.

Business Leadership Scholarship: Starting at $3,000- Designed to recognize students in the College of Business Administration who exhibit exemplary leadership experience.