Scholarships and Grants

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Walsh University Academic Scholarships

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. 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. One Founders' Scholarship may be awarded to a top scholar at each of six Youngstown Diocesan high schools per year. The Founders' Scholarship replaces any previously-awarded institutional funds.

Walsh University Academic Scholarships

Walsh rewards incoming full-time freshmen with scholarships and merit awards based on their high academic credentials. These scholarships and merit awards range from $10,000 to $16,000.

Walsh University Honors Program Scholarships

Awarded to students who have been accepted into the Walsh University Honors Program, these scholarships are renewable each year to students remaining in the Honors Program.

Other Walsh University Grants/Scholarships

Talent-Based Awards

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

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.

Need-Based Awards

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.


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.