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 Leadership Scholarship is pulled from the university-wide scholarship application portal based on eligibility. 

The COLA Study Abroad Scholarship is due each year on March 1 and is for students planning to study abroad in the following academic year. Students will be notified if they have received the Study Abroad Scholarship prior to their trip, but will not be awarded the scholarship until they have completed their study abroad program. 

IMPORTANT: 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!

For additional questions about the COLA Leadership and Study Abroad Scholarships, please call 937-775-2233 or via email at

COLA Emergency Fund

The COLA Emergency Fund is a one-time grant 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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