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2021 Ohio Initiative

We get it—2020 has been rough. That’s why we want to support Ohioans by guaranteeing you a $100,000 scholarship ($25,000 each of your four years at Denison). Apply by December 1.

In an effort to mitigate the hardships that many prospective students and their families are facing during these challenging times, Denison is supporting students from our home state by offering the Ohio Scholarship for students from Ohio entering in fall 2021. This scholarship awards admitted students $25,000 per year for four years at Denison.

To receive this scholarship, eligible students must submit their applications for admission to Denison by December 1! There is no separate scholarship application, no application fee, and no supplemental essay.

*Students participating in other programs that support tuition (e.g., the Denison-Columbus Alliance, tuition remission, and ROTC) are not eligible for the Ohio Scholarship. Students who qualify for other Denison-funded scholarships will be awarded the scholarship with the highest value. As with all admitted students, Denison is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need. If a student’s demonstrated financial need hasn’t been met after accounting for the Ohio Scholarship, additional financial aid will be awarded to meet the student’s full need.

5 Reasons to Stay in Ohio

We know there are many considerations that weigh into a student’s decision to apply to Denison. One thing we regularly hear from Ohio students is that they aren’t sure they want to “stay so close to home.” We are here to tell you it is worth considering. Don’t believe us? Here are our top-five reasons to stay in Ohio.

  1. A worldly perspective. Nope, that’s not an error — 80% of our student body come from areas outside of Ohio. Nineteen percent of the Class of 2024 are international students from 23 countries, and 20% of our 2,300 students are domestic people of color.
  2. The comforts of home. Did somebody say Skyline? Or maybe Jeni’s is more your thing? Swenson’s, anyone? It may seem silly, but Ohio is home to some one-of-a-kind comforts that you know you’re excited to share with new friends.
  3. An education worth seeking out. This is a simple one — Denison provides incredible opportunities for students. Our next-level career exploration program, a top-tier liberal arts education, global access — shall we continue?
  4. Your folks are nearby. How does the saying go? Keep your friends close and your… Hmm. Well, we know you might want privacy and we don’t blame you, but it’s nice to enjoy some space without hopping on a plane every break. Plus laundry.
  5. We’re investing in you. Consider this scholarship — $100,000 over four years — a gateway to pursuing your passions. It’s a green light for future you to travel, explore, inspire, engage, and create throughout Ohio (and everywhere else).

And a BONUS Reason: Ohio is great! Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees—of which we have many in Ohio. You might not realize it, but you already live in the greatest state in the country. Denison is 25 minutes from Columbus — one of the nation’s largest capital cities. Ohio has world-renowned medical facilities, research centers, and Fortune 500 company headquarters. Plus, seven US presidents, Paul Newman, John Legend, Neil Armstrong, Toni Morrison, the Wright Brothers, and of course Lebron James all came from this great state. There is more to Ohio than meets the I-O.

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Admission

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Admission
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
740-587-6276

Financial Aid

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Financial Aid
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
740-587-6276
Fax
740-562-6322

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