Walsh University offers so many different scholarship and grant opportunities for incoming freshman!

Should you have any questions about the scholarships or grants listed below, please contact the Office of Admissions at 330.490.7172 or via email at admissions@walsh.edu.

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Academic Scholarships

Walsh University Academic Freshman Merit Scholarships 
Walsh rewards incoming full-time freshmen with scholarships and merit awards based on their high academic credentials:
  • Deshayes Scholarship - $18,000
  • Vanasse Scholarship - $16,000
  • Brothers of Christian Instruction Scholarship - $15,000
  • La Mennais Scholarship - $14,000
  • Farrell Award - $12,000
    *Incoming freshmen admitted for Fall 2021 and on will receive one of the merit scholarships listed above*

Walsh University Presidential Scholarships 
Presidential Scholarships are awarded each year to a limited number of qualified entering freshmen in an amount equivalent to the cost of regular full-time tuition. Candidates will be invited to the Honors Competition and must be admitted to Walsh University by the published deadline. These scholarships are competitive and limited. Recipients of this scholarship must remain in the Walsh University Honors Program all four years. The Presidential Scholarship replaces any previously-awarded institutional funds.

Walsh University Founders' Scholarships 
Founders' Scholarships are awarded each year to qualified entering freshman in an amount equivalent to the cost of regular full-time tuition. Candidates will be invited to the Honors Competition and must be admitted to Walsh University by the published deadline.  One Founders' Scholarship may be awarded to a top scholar at each of six Youngstown Diocesan high schools per year. These scholarships are competitive and limited. Recipients of this scholarship must remain in the Walsh University Honors Program all four years. The Founders' Scholarship replaces any previously-awarded institutional funds.

Walsh University David Baxter Honors Scholarship 
Awarded each year to qualified freshmen who have been accepted into the Walsh University Honors Program. Candidates will be invited to the Honors Competition and must be admitted to Walsh University by the published deadline. These scholarships are competitive and limited, and are renewable to students who remain in the Walsh University Honors Program all four years. The Dr. David Baxter Honors Scholarship replaces any previously-awarded institutional funds.

Walsh University Blouin Global Scholars Program 
The Blouin Scholars Program at Walsh University provides students with a unique opportunity to become part of a community of students and faculty dedicated to using scholarship and service to address local and global challenges. This four-year program is designed to foster change-makers in the community and develop leaders in service to others. Students who are admitted into this program will receive a renewable $1,500 scholarship each year they remain in the program.

Walsh University Thea Bowman Program 
The Thea Bowman Scholars Program is designed to help African-American students achieve success and mature as leaders throughout their lifecycle at Walsh University. The program aligns with the University’s mission and overall commitment to create an environment that is inclusive and supportive to the student’s cultural, spiritual and personal development and their academic success. Students who are admitted into this program will receive a $1,000 scholarship during their freshman and sophomore years.

Talent Based Grants and Scholarships

Athletic Grants 
Athletic grants are awarded to outstanding athletes who agree to participate in an intercollegiate sport for the University. The number of awards and the amounts are determined by coaches and the Athletic Director.

Choir and Band Scholarships 
Awarded to students with outstanding vocal and/or instrumental abilities who will participate in the University Chorale or band. The numbers of awards are determined by the Director. Students who are interested should contact the Director of the Chorale or Band.

Legacy Awards

Children of Alumni Are Very Special (CAVS) Grant 
A $1,000 grant will be awarded to full-time dependents of Walsh University graduates and must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate courses. CAVS Grants are renewable for four years.

Sibling Grant 
A $1,000 award will be granted to brothers or sisters entering as full-time undergraduate students, of any dependent student currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate program at Walsh University. An award for multiple siblings is also available.

Faith-Based Awards

Catholic High School Grant 
Walsh University offers the Catholic High School Graduate Grant of $1,000 to entering full-time freshman. Students must have graduated from a Catholic High school and meet Walsh University’s admission criteria.

Campus Ministry Scholarships 
Funded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction, this scholarship program seeks students who actively commit to the mission of Campus Ministry through exemplifying their faith in Jesus Christ.

Walsh University Institutional Grants

Residence Hall Grants 
Available to students residing in the residence halls. A FAFSA must be filed to determine eligibility for this need-based grant.

Walsh Grants 
Available to commuter students. A FAFSA must be filed to determine eligibility for this need-based grant.

Home-schooled Grants 
Awarded to students who were home-schooled in high school.

Federal and State Grants

Federal Pell Grant 
The Federal Pell Grant is designed to assist needy students to continue their education beyond high school. Grant amounts are reduced proportionately for students enrolled less than full time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) 
This program is available to undergraduate students with substantial financial need. Preference is given to those students receiving a Pell Grant. Application is made each year by completing the FAFSA.

TEACH Grant 
This federal grant is available to education majors who will teach in certain subject areas. This grant has the potential of turning into a loan if certain conditions are not met.

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) 
Eligibility for this need-based grant is determined by the state of Ohio at the time the FAFSA is filed. It is available to Ohio residents attending Ohio schools.

Walsh University Advancement Scholarships

The majority of these scholarships are for current Walsh students, however, there are some that incoming freshman and transfer students can apply for. Please contact your Admission Counselor, in regards to which scholarships you would be eligible for.