At the University of Dayton, students 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. First-year merit scholarships include programs such as Father Chaminade Award, Deans' Merit Scholarship, President's Merit Scholarship, and Trustees' Merit Scholarship. Award amounts vary by program. 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. The University of Dayton is moving to test-optional admission for the fall 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.