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Opportunities and Resources

The Getty College of Arts & Sciences and Ohio Northern University offer many opportunities for you to achieve personal and academic success, resources to assist you in working toward your goals, and competitive awards in recognition of your achievements and contributions to the campus community.  






Present Your Research

ONU students are encouraged to share the results of their research by means of presentation and publication. Visit this page to learn about opportunities to present your research to others.


College Transition Program

The College Transition Program (CTP) is a yearlong program for incoming College of Arts & Sciences students who meet selected criteria. Extra assistance and support is given to these students throughout their first year to assist them in successfully transitioning to college-level coursework.


Bruce Burton International Student Involvement Award

The Dr. Bruce Burton International Student Involvement Award was established in 2011 to show how degree-seeking international students are becoming involved on campus. Four students, one from each college, are recognized for their involvement. One student who most exemplifies and embodies the spirit of campus involvement is selected from the four finalists to receive a $500 cash award. 


Nationally Competitive Fellowships

Qualified ONU students and recent graduates are encouraged to identify and apply for prestigious scholarships, fellowships and other competitive academic prizes. While any student is welcome to stop by for assistance, only those with high GPAs are eligible for the most competitive awards.


Dean’s Opportunity Fund

Getty College students wishing to offset expenses for experiential learning (e.g., research, travel to conferences, etc.) may, through their faculty, request assistance from the Dean's Opportunity Fund.


Catherine Freed Award

The Catherine Freed Award is awarded to the outstanding female graduating senior who has excelled in all aspects of her college life here at Ohio Northern. Nomination is required.


Student Research Colloquium

The Ohio Northern Student Research Colloquium celebrates academic achievement among Northern students of all disciplines by providing them with opportunities to discuss their research with and demonstrate their expertise to other Northern students and faculty and visitors to ONU’s campus.


Four-year Plans

Four-year plans for each major in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to help students determine which courses they should take to complete a bachelor's degree in a specific major.


Continuous Achievement Scholarship

The Continuous Achievement Scholarship is awarded to students who have shown great improvement in their academic performance from high school into college and have demonstrated a commitment to active involvement in the ONU community.


Getty Travel Fellowship

The Getty Travel Fellowship funds College of Arts & Sciences students as they pursue study abroad experiences. A representative of the dean's office and the study abroad directory distributes the available funds according to its own discretion; destination, length of stay, cost and financial need may all be considered.


Dankook University Friendship-Scholarship Award

Presented since 1974, the Dankook Award is an annual reciprocal award exchanged between Dankook University in South Korea and ONU. The award recognizes graduating seniors with outstanding records in academics, student leadership, co-curricular activities and service.


ONU International Student Course Resource Fund

The Ohio Northern University International Student Course Resource Fund was established in 2014 to help provide financial assistance to international students for the purchase of textbooks and other course resource materials through the ONU Bookstore.


DeBow Freed Award for Outstanding Leadership

The DeBow Freed Award is awarded to eight students (one male and one female from each of the undergraduate classes) who have demonstrated leadership resulting in significant, positive impact on the Ohio Northern campus. Award amounts are graduated: first-year $100, second-year $250, third-year $500, and fourth-year $1,000. Nomination is required.


Student Advisory Board

Your 21 representatives on the Getty College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Board meet six times a year to advise the dean about student perspectives on college issues and to encourage college unity. The representatives welcome your input and would be happy to raise your concerns at an upcoming meeting.


Hanyang Summer Fellowship

Fellowships are awarded annually to two students from each ONU undergraduate college. Fellowships cover tuition for summer classes in Korea, housing, a trip to China, excursion costs and partial airfare.


TREX Courses

The Getty College of Arts & Sciences has designed courses that will help you transition from your high school successes to a college student on the path toward graduation. These Transitions Experience (TREX) courses will help you understand how to think critically, reason analytically and make connections between disciplines – all skills needed to be successful in college.


Karen Condeni Ambassador Award

The annual Karen Condeni Ambassador Award of $500 goes to the currently enrolled ONU student who represents the ONU commitment to diversity by demonstrating a documented action of positive outreach toward enrolled ONU international students.



The Getty College of Arts & Sciences offers both weekly and by-appintment tutoring sessions for select Arts & Sciences courses.


ONU PLACE Award for Excellence

Ohio Northern University seniors may receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to the professional programs, the liberal arts or civic engagement (PLACE). The winning entry will be awarded a $250 cash prize and be submitted to the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U) national competition for consideration for one of three $1,000 prizes.


Shuhaibar Scholarship for International Students

Recipients are international students selected because of their academic success and participation in and leadership of campus activities and organizations.


Ruth E. Weir Memorial Awards

The Ruth E. Weir Memorial Award for Internships assists qualified Arts & Sciences students in paying for expenses associated with summer internships.

The Ruth E. Weir Memorial Award for Research is awarded to qualified Arts & Sciences students engaging in summer research under the mentorship of ONU faculty.