Admission and Aid

Scholarships and Funding

General Scholarships

College of Liberal Arts students have multiple opportunities to secure scholarships to ease the path to graduation. Some scholarships are based on merit, some on financial need, and some depend on the student’s course of study.

By submitting just one application, all students—incoming, continuing, and transfer students—can apply for multiple scholarships for 2019–2020. The university-wide undergraduate and graduate 2020–21 Scholarship Application will be open until February 1, 2020. For more information regarding the Financial Aid Scholarship process, please call Raider Connect at (937) 775-4000.

College Scholarships

The COLA Dean's Office offers two additional scholarships – the COLA Leadership Scholarship (PDF) and the COLA Study Abroad Scholarship. These applications are both due to the COLA Dean's Office (163 Millett) by Friday, February 21, 2020. For more information regarding these scholarships, please call (937) 775-2233 or email

In addition, all majors in the college have scholarships for continuing majors. See the web pages for each major for more information.

Keep in mind that these scholarship applications all require letters of recommendation so please allow enough time to ask your faculty, work supervisors, club advisors, etc. to write you that very important letter!

College Emergency Fund

The College of Liberal Arts Emergency Fund assists students with one-time funding when financial support is urgently needed. The maximum award is $500. Please fill out this application form (PDF) and submit it to the COLA Dean's Office for consideration. 



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