Otterbein University is promoting its Opportunity Scholarship, a full-need tuition scholarship for Ohio residents eligible for the federal Pell grant. For students enrolling in the Fall of 2020,federal Pell grant eligible equates to family earnings of $60,000 a year or less. Once the student’s state and federal aid have been applied, including the Federal Direct student loan, Otterbein will cover all unmet need to the cost of tuition. The university currently has agreements in place with Columbus City Schools and other central Ohio districts, and they have been so successful the decision was made to expand to the entire State of Ohio. Otterbein expects 137 students to enroll this fall specifically on the Opportunity scholarship, in addition to 113 students in our Urban Districts Initiative on which the Opportunity Scholarship was modeled. The Urban District Initiative covers students from Columbus, Southwestern, Westerville, and Whitehall City Schools, and Cristo Rey Columbus,and has been in place since 2014.

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 7/31/2019