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Scholarships for Undergraduates

To reward your hard work, the University offers merit scholarships, worth up to $109,000 (over four years) to incoming students.

You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship as part of the admission process. Merit scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria including GPA, test scores (if submitted) and academic rigor. To determine your scholarship eligibility, simply apply for admission; there is no application fee.


Father Chaminade award 

$53,000 to $65,000

Deans' Merit Scholarship

$71,000 to $81,000

President's Merit Scholarship

$83,000 to $91,000

Trustees' Merit Scholarship

$99,000 to $109,000


The University of Dayton is moving to test-optional admission for the fall 2021 entering class and beyond. We are committed to making scholarship opportunities available for all accepted students, and an applicant’s scholarship eligibility will not be negatively impacted by a test-optional application. More information on scholarships for the fall 2021 class will be available in fall 2020.

These scholarship ranges are four-year amounts that include eligibility for our textbook scholarship. These amounts apply to full-time degree programs over 8 semesters at UD. Scholarship ranges differ for partnership programs, like the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, or degree programs that are less than 8 semesters.

Scholarship awards are renewable as long as you meet academic requirements each year. Also, you'll need to notify Flyer Student Services of any external scholarships you receive. Such awards are counted as a resource and may reduce your eligibility for other need-based aid.

Through generous donations to the University from our alumni and friends, we are proud to assist our students with achieving their goals by awarding a variety of scholarships.

Download the list of University scholarships (.pdf) for more information.

ROTC and Military Family Scholarships, as well as scholarships for active duty military, veterans and their families are available through the federal government.

AmeriCorps, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn educational awards in exchange for a year of community service.

Aid for Military Families
We recommend you contact your state's higher education agency to explore the scholarship opportunities they provide their residents.

Ohio Grants

When searching for additional resources to fund your education, don't forget to explore the world of external scholarships. There are millions of dollars given annually to college students from scholarship foundations, private business, professional clubs and organizations. Many of these opportunities are noted on our external scholarship page for your convenience.

Begin the search by checking with your high school counselor or library for local opportunities. Next, check with your parents' employers to see if they offer any dependent of employee scholarships. Also, check with your church and any other organizations to which you or your parents' are members.

When you have exhausted local scholarship opportunities, you may want to use one of the many free scholarship search services on the Internet. These agencies scan their database of awards and notify you to apply for those which match up against your personal profile.

Beware of any search that charges a fee — it may be a scam!

External Scholarships

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Albert Emanuel Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1310