Admission and Aid

Scholarships and Funding

College Scholarships

The COLA dean's office offers two additional scholarships—the COLA Leadership Scholarship and the COLA Study Abroad Scholarship. These scholarships are reviewed by the Dean's Leadership Board. For each of these scholarships, students are highly encouraged to complete their FAFSA each year. 

The College of Liberal Arts Dean's Leadership Board awards scholarships annually to deserving COLA students.

  • The Leadership Scholarship recognizes COLA students who have shown and are engaged in leadership activities.
  • The Study Abroad Scholarship is for COLA students planning to study abroad in the following academic year. You will be notified if they have received the Study Abroad Scholarship prior to their trip, but will not be awarded the scholarship until you have completed your study abroad program.

Both scholarship applications are due by February 7 of each year unless otherwise indicated. 

IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that these scholarship applications 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!

For additional questions about the COLA Leadership and Study Abroad Scholarships, please call 937-775-2225 or email

COLA Emergency Fund

The COLA Emergency Fund is a one-time grant of up to $500 awarded to COLA students for an unexpected or sudden emergency that would prevent them from taking classes. Requirements for the COLA Emergency Fund are:

  • Be a degree-seeking student in the College of Liberal Arts, full or part-time, undergraduate or graduate
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Filed a FAFSA demonstrating financial need
  • Have not received past support from the COLA Emergency Fund




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