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Future Students


Our tradition of awarding scholarships and talent awards that recognize student accomplishments is evidence of our commitment to excellence in our academic programs. Scholarships are awarded to full-time students, contingent upon requirements of the award. Students will be notified of scholarship eligibility at the time of acceptance. All athletes must meet NCAA requirements.

Students are considered for all available scholarships at the time of acceptance based upon their admission application materials.  Priority is given to students who apply to Otterbein by December 15.

New! Merit Scholarship Information for new freshman starting summer 2017 and beyond

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*Available to international students.  Note: International students graduating from a U.S. or Canadian high school qualify for domestic student merit scholarships such as the President's Scholar Award.

Otterbein University Scholarships (for incoming freshman through Spring, 2017)

  • $16,000 President’s Scholar Award

  • $14,000 Trustee Scholar Award

  • $12,000 Provost Scholarship

  • $11,000 Deans’ Scholar Award

  • $5,000 Alumni Scholar Award

  • $1,000-7,000 International Baccalaureate Scholarships *

  • Battelle Scholar Award (Half Tuition)

  • $2,000 National Merit Finalist Awards

  • $500-5,000 Ammons-Thomas Awards

  • $1,500 Community Service Awards *

  • $1,000 Legacy Awards *

  • $500-4,000 Talent Awards *

  • Endowed Scholarships

  • Cardinal Science Scholars Awards $6,000

  • ROTC - up to $31,424

  • United Methodist Church Scholarships *

  • $11,000 International Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility for Otterbein Adult & Transfer Scholarships

Full-time transfer students with 30 earned credit hours from their institution and who meet the GPA guidelines are eligible for several transfer scholarships. Transfer students with less than 30 earned credit hours will be considered for the same scholarships, but their complete academic history will be used (high school GPA, class rank, ACT/SAT scores and college GPA). All students are eligible to file for need-based aid by completing the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.gov.

Adult & Transfer Scholarships

  • $16,000 - President’s Transfer Scholarship

  • $14,000 - Trustee Transfer Scholarship

  • $12,000 - Provost’s Transfer Scholarship

  • $11,000 - Dean’s Transfer Scholarship

  • $5,000 - Alumni Transfer Scholarship

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Here are some scholarships outside of Otterbein that you may wish to investigate.

Online Scholarship Search

The following sites are helpful for searching for available scholarships:

  • FastWeb's free scholarship search includes more than 600,000 scholarships worth more than $1 billion. FastWeb also offers expert advice and how-tos on financial aid, scholarships, selecting a major, choosing a career and more. 
  • MyCollegeDollars.com - Connect now with the nearly $6 BILLION  in available scholarship aid and $45 BILLION in federal and state grants.
  • Outside Scholarship Listing - Our office is posting outside scholarships on Facebook.  We are notified occasionally of scholarships being offered.  Go to our Facebook page and Like us to receive these and other important notices.  


/ Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid is located in Barlow Hall, 88 Cochran Alley

p/ 614.823.1502
f/ 614-823-1588
e/ financialaid@otterbein.edu

/ Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Admission is located in Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


p / 614.823.1500
e / uotterb@otterbein.edu