The Office of Student Financial Aid supports the mission of the University by assisting students and families seeking educational programs at Old Dominion University. The Office administers financial aid programs funded by federal, state, University, and private sources in the form of grants, federal work-study programs, and merit and need-based scholarships. Also, federally supported loans are offered to qualified applicants through Federal Direct Subsidized loans, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Federal Direct PLUS loan programs.  Alternative loan options are also available to support educational goals.

Regulations governing the administration of student financial aid are subject to unanticipated changes. For updated information, visit the website at www.odu.edu/finaidoffice or the Old Dominion University home page at www.odu.edu.

Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and Student Employment

The University offers a variety of awards each year to qualified students who have been admitted into degree programs. Financial aid is offered on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of education at Old Dominion University and the amount of money an applicant and his or her family are expected to make available from income and assets to meet those expenses. The eligibility for non-need based loans programs, Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans and Federal Direct PLUS loans is determined by a multiple factors such as dependency status, student classification (undergraduate/graduate, grade level), cost of attendance, and total amount borrowed to date.

To be eligible for assistance from the most aid programs, a student must be a citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Some awards are designated only to Virginia residents while others are not restricted by residency. A student must be admitted and enrolled in an eligible degree program, must be registered with the Selective Service (if required), must not be in default or owe a repayment or refund on a federally guaranteed loan or grant, and must be in good academic standing (making satisfactory academic progress). Certain aid programs require a student to maintain a full-time status. One exception to the requirement that students must enroll in a degree-seeking program applies to students admitted for purposes of teacher certification who apply for a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan.

Financial aid eligibility is determined on an annual basis, for one academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) only. Students must reapply each year for continued eligibility. Applications for financial aid should be submitted as early as possible beginning in October preceding the academic year requested. Priority awards of grants funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program are awarded to eligible students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received by the federal processing agency no later than February 15 preceding the academic year of interest. Awards are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and dependent on fund availability.

To be considered for the Annual and Endowed Scholarships administered by the University, an Admissions application or the Scholarship Application for Continuing Students must be received by the University by February 15 preceding the academic year of interest. All admitted students are automatically considered.

An entering student must be accepted for admission into a degree-seeking program before receiving a financial aid eligibility notification email; however, a student who has not yet been accepted for admission may apply for financial assistance. Once admitted into an eligible degree program, the student will automatically receive a notice of tentative financial aid eligibility. Announcements of financial aid eligibility for early applicants are generally made before May 1. The applicant will be notified by the Office of Student Financial Aid. In addition, the admitted student is encouraged to monitor the status of his/her application for aid and its subsequent processing by accessing his/her records on the University’s secure online site, LEO Online. Students may be notified by email to their Old Dominion University email accounts throughout the year. Alerts, reminders, and student-specific information are emailed through the University’s secure email system throughout the year, and students are responsible for reading and responding to these communications.

The information regarding financial aid contained in this catalog is subject to changes or deletions without notification. Additional information concerning financial aid is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The federal Student Guide, which describes the federal student financial aid programs and how to apply for them, is also available free of charge from the Federal Student Aid Information Center (1-800-433-3243). The U.S. Department of Education provides efficient and secure access to information and government services and benefits for students via https://studentaid.ed.gov/.

Application Requirements

To be considered for financial aid, a student must complete all documents and submit them as soon as possible after October 1 preceding the academic year for which application is made. (For example, a student planning to attend during the Fall Semester, 2017 would submit a financial aid application in October, 2016.) The documents and deadlines are described below. Note: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required of all applicants for financial aid.

Document 1: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submitting a completed and signed FAFSA initiates the process of applying for financial aid. The information provided by the student (and his/her parents) is used by the University and other awarding agencies to determine financial need and general financial aid eligibility. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will report income for an earlier completed tax year. For example, when filing the 2017-18 FAFSA, tax information for 2015 will be submitted. When completing the FAFSA, use Old Dominion University’s Title IV Institution Code (003728). Old Dominion University encourages students to take advantage of the electronic FAFSA option (FAFSA on the web, http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/), which is a secure and convenient method for completing the application process. All applicants and parents of dependent applicants should apply for a FAFSA ID with the Department of Education at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid in order to be able to sign the FAFSA application electronically. The FAFSA must be filed each year for which the student is requesting aid. FAFSAs received by the federal processor before February 15 preceding the fall semester receive priority consideration.

Document 2: Student Aid Report (SAR)

Once the FAFSA is received and processed, the federal processing center will e-mail the Student Aid Report (SAR) to the applicant. Students are strongly encouraged to review and keep their SARs and all other financial-aid-related documents for future reference. The SAR contains valuable information as well as a unique data release code. Students should also keep copies of all documents used to complete the FAFSA, as they may be requested by the Office of Student Financial Aid as part of the federally-required verification process.

Document 3: Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)

Students who are eligible to participate in the federal work study program will be required to submit certain documents. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees of the University to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). Student employees who wish to work on or off campus must be prepared to complete the I-9 Form before they begin working.

The I-9 Form cannot be completed unless the employee provides documents to verify both identity and employment eligibility. The following documents will satisfy this requirement:

  • A U.S. passport
  • A certificate of U.S. citizenship (INS Form N-560 or N-561)
  • A certificate of naturalization (INS Form N-550 or N-370)
  • An unexpired foreign passport bearing an unexpired endorsement by the U.S. Attorney General for work in the U.S.
  • A resident alien card or registration card with a photograph, which authorizes employment
  • A temporary resident card (INS Form I-688)
  • An employment authorization card (INS Form I-688A)

If one of the previously referenced documents is not available, an applicant or employee must submit both a document verifying employment eligibility and a document establishing identity. Documents that verify employment eligibility include:

  • A social security card (unless on its face it shows that its issuance does not authorize employment in the U.S.)
  • An unexpired reentry permit (INS Form I-327)
  • An unexpired refugee travel document (INS Form I-571)
  • An employment authorization document issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • A native American tribal document
  • A U.S. citizen identification card (INS Form I-197) or identification card for use of resident citizens in the U.S. (INS Form I-174)
  • A U.S. birth certificate issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545)
  • A certificate of birth abroad issued by the Department of State (Form DS-1350)
  • An original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, or municipal authority bearing a seal

Documents establishing identity include:

  • A photo driver’s license or other state-issued identification document. If the driver’s license or identification card does not include a photograph, it should provide identifying information, such as name, date of birth, sex, height, color of eyes, and address.
  • A school identification card with a photograph
  • A voter registration card
  • A U.S. military card or draft record
  • An identification card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities
  • A military dependent’s identification card
  • A U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
  • A driver’s license issued by a Canadian government authority

Document 4: Consortium Agreement and Dual Enrollment Forms

Students attending classes at a distant site or online may be required to submit these forms. These students should consult with their Community and Student Success Director and their financial aid counselor to determine if these forms are required.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Eligibility

The Policy

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is one of many federally mandated criteria viewed in determining a student’s eligibility for continued receipt of financial aid. Progress is measured by PACE (the number of credits earned in relation to those attempted), Qualitative (GPA) standard and Allowable time (the maximum timeframe allowed to complete the academic program). Students must also demonstrate a progression toward completion of their degree program within an established timeframe. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress will result in loss of financial aid eligibility. Progress is reviewed annually, at the end of the academic year.

A. PACE

Undergraduate

In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, an undergraduate student is required to complete 67% of the total credit hours attempted.

How to calculate PACE:

  • .67 x Attempted Hours = the minimum hours an undergraduate student must earn.

B. Qualitative

Qualitative Satisfactory Academic Progress for students is evaluated in accordance with the following:

  • Undergraduate Hours Earned: 1+
  • Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

C. Allowable Time

The maximum allowable time to be eligible for most financial aid programs for a full time undergraduate student is five years or 10 semesters. Students attending less than full-time will be eligible for aid for semesters registered, not to exceed the equivalent of 10 full-time semesters.

Undergraduate students at Old Dominion University may attempt a maximum of 180 credit hours. Undergraduates working on a second degree will be given an additional 90 hours to earn their second degree. Note: Transfer credits are included.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Review

The Office of Student Financial Aid will conduct a review of Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of each academic year. Email notifications of Satisfactory Academic Progress standard(s) not met will be sent to the student’s ODU email account.

Please note that students who have not received financial aid in previous years but are applying for financial assistance for the first time will also be held to the requirement of maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress. Satisfactory Academic Progress is reviewed for all semesters of a student’s enrollment regardless of whether the student was eligible for financial assistance during a term. If students exceed the maximum allowable time, they are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress; thus, all aid will be suspended.

Financial Aid suspension does not prohibit students from continuing their education at Old Dominion University. It does prohibit students from receiving financial aid until they again meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Financial Aid Suspension

Students who fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress are placed on financial aid suspension. Students have the option to appeal this suspension. An appeal must be based on significant mitigating circumstances that seriously affected academic performance. The decision of the appeal will be sent via email to the student’s ODU email account. Note: Please make sure the student ODU email account is activated.

Financial Aid Probation

For students who are successful in their appeal, aid will be reinstated; however, the student will be placed on probation for one payment period/term. Emails will be sent to students on financial aid probation advising them of the conditions needed. At the conclusion of the probation term, the student must be meeting the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standard in order to qualify for further Title IV Funding. If it is determined that a student will need more than one probationary term, the student must be placed on an academic plan.

Academic Plans

An academic plan will be developed by the student and their academic advisor. All academic plans will be monitored each term. If the student fails to meet the standards set up in the plan, the student will no longer be eligible for financial aid until the student establishes eligibility on their own. Students who fail to meet the conditions outlined in their academic plans during their probationary semester will not be eligible to submit a subsequent appeal.

The Appeal Process

The appeal form may be downloaded from the Student Financial Aid website at http://www.odu.edu/finaidoffice.

The basis for an appeal includes:

  1. Death of a relative
  2. Student/parent injury or illness
  3. Serious illness or injury of a parent/guardian, spouse or child that required the student to be the primary caregiver and prevented the student from passing the course(s)
  4. Emotional or mental health issue (for student) that required professional care
  5. Other unusual circumstances beyond the student's control such as divorce/separation, natural disaster, extreme change in financial or legal circumstances or transition that may lead to depression, anxiety, and other problems that can be documented.
    1. Documentation or evidence that supports the reason(s) must be included with the appeal. This might include a letter from a doctor, court documents, death certificates or copies of University documents, layoff notices, foreclosure notices, etc. Copies should be attached. Original documents will not be returned.

Directions for filing an appeal for reinstatement of eligibility for financial aid are as follows:

  1. Students should use the SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS APPEAL FORM to write the appeal.
    1. State clearly why the condition(s) cited were not met.
    2. Attach documentation if necessary.
    3. State what has changed that will allow demonstration of Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of the next evaluation period.
    4. To confirm extenuating circumstance(s), students must attach documentation from an objective third party (e.g. physician, counselor, lawyer, social worker, teacher, religious leader, academic advisor).
    5. Documentation submitted will remain confidential. Appeals will be reviewed only by financial aid personnel.
  2. Students should meet with their academic advisor or the dean of their college to complete the Continuation of Academic Plan form.

    NOTE: If the appeal is submitted without the advisor or dean’s evaluation, it will not be considered.

3. Students should submit the complete appeal packet and all supporting documents within 14 days of receipt of notification. Failure to submit the complete packet will result in cancellation of aid.

Allow two weeks for the review of the appeal and receipt of the decision notification. If the appeal is approved, the decision notification will outline the conditions of the student’s contract for reinstatement of aid eligibility. The contract is binding and academic progress will be reviewed at the end of the enrollment period specified. If the appeal is denied, the decision notification will specify the conditions for future consideration for financial aid eligibility.

The decision of the financial aid review committee is FINAL and cannot be appealed.

If the appeal is unsuccessful, an email notification will be sent notifying students of the decision and informing the student how to re-establish eligibility if applicable.

Deadline to submit a SAP appeal for Fall - September 30

Deadline to submit a SAP appeal for Spring - February 27

Re-establishing Eligibility

Students may re-establish their eligibility for financial assistance by achieving the satisfactory progress standards. This will be at students’ expense as they are ineligible for financial aid. Sitting out a semester at Old Dominion University will not assist in re-establishing eligibility. Once students have earned the required grade point average or completed the required credit hours, they must contact the Office of Financial Aid to request the reinstatement of their financial aid eligibility.

Students not making Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of the second year, but at the end of the subsequent grading period, come into compliance with the University’s graduation requirements; they will be considered to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress beginning with the next grading period.

Withdrawing from Courses

Withdrawing from courses may impact financial aid awards. Before withdrawing from class, students should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the consequences.

Withdrawing from the University

Students who totally withdraw from the University and receive aid may owe the University money. Before withdrawing from the University, students should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the consequences.

Withdrawing from all courses for two consecutive semesters may result in loss of financial aid eligibility.

Incompletes:  Courses assigned a grade of "I" are not considered complete and will not be included in the total credits earned until the final grade has been submitted.

Transfer and Repeat Coursework

Accepted transfer credits must count as both attempted and completed hours.

Repeated coursework will count toward enrollment status when there is no more than one repetition of a previously passed course or any repetition of a previously passed course due to the student failing other coursework in a prior term.

Example:

  • Student enrolls in four fall courses – passes three and fails one
  • University required student to retake all four courses
  • May count the failed course in the next enrollment status
  • May not count the passed courses
  • Developmental/remedial courses may be included; however, enrichment and English as a Second Language courses ARE NOT taken into consideration.

Federal Programs

Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for all of the following federal financial aid programs.

Federal Pell Grant Program

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are only awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree. For many students, Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added. The amount of Federal Pell Grants students may receive over their lifetime is limited to an equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Like the Federal Pell Grant, this award assists undergraduate students only and does not have to be repaid. This grant is made to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need (very low expected family contribution, or EFC). Students who meet all other eligibility criteria and whose FAFSAs were received by the federal processing agency by the priority deadline (February 15) are considered for this grant. It is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Federal funding for this program is extremely limited.

Federal Work Study (FWS) Program

This program provides jobs for undergraduate or graduate students with financial need, allowing them the opportunity to earn money for educational expenses. The FWS program encourages community service work such as tutoring and work related to the course of study. A student who qualifies for FWS is not automatically guaranteed employment. Students must apply for available positions and cannot be a participant of the Learn and Earn Advantage Program (*LEAP). Career Development Services (CDS), located at 2202 Webb University Center, maintains a listing of available positions as provided by offices across campus in ODU CareerLink through its website at http://www.odu.edu/cmc .  CDS also manages the following FWS programs for the University: Student Temporary Assistance Team (STAT), Community Service Internship (CSI), America Reads Tutoring and America Counts Tutoring.  Contact the CDS at (757)  683-4388 for information on completing the application process for these CDS managed programs.

*The Learn and Earn Advantage Program (LEAP) offers first and second year undergraduate ODU students the opportunity to be selected for part-time on-campus jobs with ODU departments and Regional Higher Education Centers. Jobs over the last two semesters averaged 10-15 hours per week with students making $8.00 per hour for a total maximum of $2,100 per academic year.  Students who do not have Federal Work Study awards and have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office will receive a LEAP award letter as funds allow.  Students must meet minimum GPA requirements each semester, successfully complete the UNIV 130 LEAP course and have satisfactory work supervisor evaluations and recommendations to remain eligible.  A limited number of positions are available each semester and are filled by the order of completed University employment application packets received by Career Development Services (CDS).  Contact the CDS at (757) 683-4388 for more information about the application process. 

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Old Dominion University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and thus receives loan funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education upon disbursement (payment) to eligible students. There are three kinds of loans:

William D. Ford Federal Direct Subsidized Loans

The federal government will pay the interest on these loans while students are in school and during deferments (postponements of repayment). Students must demonstrate financial need to receive this type of loan. Only undergraduate students may be eligible and must be enrolled at least half time. Like all other forms of aid, loans are disbursed to student accounts on a semester-by-semester basis, and eligibility must be re-confirmed prior to release.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Loans are available to eligible students regardless of financial need, but students will be required to pay all interest charges, including the interest that accumulates during deferments.

The Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

This is available for parents of dependent students who filed the FAFSA and who meet other general eligibility requirements. Applications for these loans are completed on-line at STUDENTLOANS.GOV.  The loans are subject to a Federal credit approval process at the time of submission. Parents are responsible for all payments and interest charges.  PLUS loans are not automatically offered but are available upon the written request of the parent borrower by submission of a Parent PLUS Data Sheet found on-line at the Financial Aid website.  Please note:  Both the Federal on-line application found at STUDENTLOANS.GOV and the Parent PLUS Data Sheet found on the Financial Aid website must be completed.

State Programs

The Virginia Student Financial Assistance Program (VSFAP) was established to assist students with financial need. VSFAP Funds are used for need-based grants to Virginia resident undergraduates or for assistantships and fellowships to graduate students. As funds are limited, they are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with students meeting the priority FAFSA receipt deadline (February 15 receipt by federal processing agency) being given first consideration. Awards are limited to 125% of degree (cannot exceed 150 attempted credits).  Specific Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements that are more rigorous than those for federal financial aid eligibility consideration apply. Interested students are encouraged to visit the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia web site at http://www.schev.edu for detailed information and program regulations and guidelines.

Commonwealth Award

In order to be eligible for a Commonwealth award, a student must be admitted into a Virginia public two or four year college or university, a domiciliary resident of Virginia as defined by the Code of Virginia 23-7.4, demonstrate financial need as determined by the institution (FAFSA required), be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible baccalaureate program, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and otherwise eligible for federal financial aid. This is a grant and does not have to be repaid. The actual awards vary by institution and are based on funds available. The awards may not exceed tuition and required fees. Additional restrictions, such as minimum GPA or maximum hours attempted, affecting state grant eligibility may be enacted during the period covered by this catalog.

Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP)

In order to be eligible for a VGAP award, a student must meet all Commonwealth award requirements, and must also be a graduate of a Virginia high school, have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be classified as a dependent student for federal financial aid purposes. A student generally enters the VGAP program as a freshman.  Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years provided that the student meets the renewal conditions and that funding is available. Renewal of the VGAP grant is dependent upon several factors: maintaining full time continuous enrollment, earning at least 24 credit hours during the previous award year, maintaining domiciliary residency in Virginia, demonstrating continued financial need, maintaining a college grade point average of least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent, and maintaining the satisfactory academic progress standards of the institution for federal student aid programs. As with all other aid programs, audited courses do not count toward full-time enrollment. Participation in the VGAP program is limited to the first four years of attendance (fall/spring enrollment for four consecutive academic years). Additional restrictions, such as minimum GPA or maximum hours attempted, affecting state grant eligibility may be enacted during the period covered by this catalog.

Conditions for Disbursement of Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid publishes a “Statement of Student Responsibility & Conditions for Release of Financial Aid” document each academic year. This statement is included with the initial award notification mailed to the student and is also accessible on the Financial Aid Office page of the University web site http://www.odu.edu/finaidoffice.  When students accept financial aid, they also acknowledge that they have read and agree to comply with the Statement. A limited sample of conditions is as follows:

  1. Initial financial aid notices are based on the assumption that the student will enroll full time.
  2. Students are required to communicate immediately with their counselors any changes in the enrollment level or student type during the period leading up to the beginning of each semester as they may impact the student's aid eligibility. Financial aid is based upon full-time (12 or more credits), three-quarter-time (9-11 credits), or half-time enrollment (6-8 credits). If a student’s aid has been calculated based on an enrollment level different from the actual enrollment for that semester, the aid will not be released until the student has notified the counselor and the counselor has reviewed and recalculated aid eligibility. Financial aid eligibility changes when enrollment level changes. Students who drop courses are responsible for notifying the financial aid counselor immediately. Aid will be reduced accordingly and financial aid already received will be due back to the University. This also applies to “balance-of-aid” payments made to students prior to dropping or withdrawing from courses.
  3. The student is responsible for repayment of any and all financial aid received if adjustments resulting from unreported or misreported information discovered through verification, third-party notices, account reviews, and/or Quality Assurance findings lead to reductions in aid. All students who appear to qualify for a Federal Pell Grant are required to confirm all information submitted on the FAFSA as part of the federal verification process. Documents such as Federal Income Tax transcripts, W-2 forms, Leave and Earnings Statements, notices of SSI benefits, and Verification Worksheets will be required. Other documents may be requested to confirm marital status or other information provided on the FAFSA during the verification process.
  4. The student is responsible for reporting additional educational assistance received through sources other than the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid may be adjusted according to federal regulations as a result of additional educational assistance received and not reflected initially. The student bears responsibility for reporting any additional aid in the form of scholarships from outside sources, Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits, Graduate Tuition Scholarships, Veterans Benefits, Senior Citizen Tuition Waivers, Employer Assisted Tuition Payments, Third Party Payment Agreements involving any outside group or company, and all other forms of assistance. The student must report these external sources of financial assistance immediately to his/her financial aid counseling team.
  5. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office if the enrollment level or student type changes (examples: degree seeking to non degree/certificate program; undergraduate to graduate, etc).
  6. Federal Direct Student Loans require Promissory Notes. Federal Direct Student Loan promissory notes may be signed online. Students must complete and sign the promissory notes before the loan process can be completed. Entrance loan counseling is required of all first-time borrowers prior to release of loan proceeds.
  7. Transfer credit evaluations for new transfer students may result in additional loan eligibility. Students may request an account review once all transfer credits have been evaluated and are reflected on the student’s official academic transcript.
  8. A tentative or conditional financial aid package assumes a level of federal and state appropriations which are frequently undetermined at the time of preparation. If legislative bodies fail to provide the anticipated funding level, it may be necessary to reduce or cancel certain types of aid, particularly grants. Students will be notified immediately if such changes become necessary.
  9. The Office of Student Financial Aid reserves the right to review, modify or cancel financial aid at any time on the basis of new information affecting student eligibility, including but not limited to changes in financial resources, residence, academic status, or changes in the availability of funds.
  10. Students who withdraw from all courses are subject to regulations regarding the Return To Title IV Funds requirement. If the date of complete withdrawal precedes the date on which 60% of the academic semester has been completed, a prorated portion of all Title IV student financial assistance will be due back to the federal programs. The University policy regarding tuition refunds following withdrawal is stated in the catalog and is independent of the Return of Title IV funds regulations. Students who withdraw from the University before 60% of the semester has elapsed should anticipate repaying a significant portion of Title IV financial assistance. Additionally, students who failed to earn a passing grade during the term are subject to the same federal guidelines.

Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships

All entering fall freshmen and transfer students who submit their admission application and ALL required credentials by the scholarship application priority deadline (December 1) are considered for merit-based scholarships offered through the Old Dominion University Office of Admissions. The admissions application serves as the merit-based scholarship application.

Information related to scholarship criteria can be found on the Admissions web site.

Annual and Endowed University Scholarships

Scholarships at Old Dominion University have been established through the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to recognize outstanding academic performance and to assist students in pursuing their educational goals. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria. For some awards, eligibility is entirely determined by academic merit or potential. Other requirements might include demonstrated financial need, field of study, state or city residency, graduation from a particular high school or participation in a specific program, organization or activity. Generally, recipients have earned at least a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) and are full-time, degree-seeking students.

All first-time freshmen and transfer students will automatically be considered for academic and endowed scholarships based on their admissions application. The majority of scholarships offered to Old Dominion University students are based on information already known to the University.

The Scholarship Form for Continuing and Graduate Students is available for students who have a change in scholarship eligibility according to the Criteria Check List (included in the Scholarship Form).  Continuing students who meet the above circumstances must complete and submit the form to the Office of Student Financial Aid, 2002 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529-0052. The form must be received by February 15 each year to be considered for scholarships for the following academic year. The information provided on the Form for Continuing and Graduate Students will be maintained and used for scholarship selection for the duration of the student’s attendance at Old Dominion University. It is not necessary to complete the form more than once during attendance at Old Dominion University, UNLESS the required information has changed. To determine eligibility for need-based scholarships (designated by an asterisk (*), students must also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) PRIOR to February 15 of the appropriate academic year.

Selection procedures vary for these awards. All scholarships require admission to and enrollment in a degree program at Old Dominion University. For some scholarships, a portfolio, an audition or participation in a specific program may be required. A (+) denotes that graduate students are eligible for scholarships. The additional steps, if required, are summarized following each scholarship description.

Students will receive written notification of any scholarship for which they have been selected. Most scholarships will be awarded in April through August of each year. All scholarships must be formally accepted in writing.

Awards for Entering Freshmen

The Old Dominion University Alumni Association (ODUAA) Legacy Scholarship Endowment was established to assist children of an Old Dominion University (“ODU”) alumnus/ae.  The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing. It is the intention of the ODUAA for the scholarship to be awarded to a freshman and follow the recipient during his/her time at ODU (up to four years).

The Nicholas Andrasz Academic and Social Service Endowed Scholarship was established by Nicholas Andrasz to assist an entering freshman who has graduated from a Virginia Beach high school. The recipient must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, minimum 1000 combined SAT score and must have spent a considerable amount of non-paid volunteer time helping to make their community a better place. The recognized categories of non-paid volunteer time are: Hospital Volunteer, Public Safety, Mentoring/Tutoring, Shelters, and Elder Care.  Students must provide reasonable documentation as proof of their public service. Preference is given to a student who has previously been awarded the Nicholas Andrasz Endowed Scholarship from Tidewater Community College.

The Edward N. Antoun, AH Environmental Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established to assist a full-time undergraduate student intending to major in civil and environmental engineering.  The recipient must attain a minimum high school GPA of 3.2 and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The Beta Sigma Phi-Alice Brewer White Memorial Endowed Scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 1985. This award assists an entering freshman who is from Southside Hampton Roads. Preference will be given to students with a 3.20 grade point average and Beta Sigma Phi affiliations, including mother, grandmother or aunt. The student may also be a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Leadership ability and community involvement are factors in selection. This scholarship is renewable.

The James L. Bugg Scholarship was established in 1978 by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association to honor this former University president. The award is made to an alumnus’ son or daughter who has participated in extracurricular activities and community service and displays top academic achievement.

The CHROME Scholarships are funded by the University and awarded to entering freshmen who have participated in a certified high school CHROME club. Recipients must intend to pursue a degree in engineering, mathematics, science, technology or a related field.

The Claire Virginia Dabel Memorial Scholarship is funded through an endowment established by Dr. Virginia B. Newbern to assist one or more freshmen students majoring in the field of biology.

The Peter G. Decker Endowed Scholarship for Residents of Lambert's Point is funded by an endowment established by Peter G. Decker and the estate of Celia Stern. This scholarship is awarded to students who have recently graduated from a local high school who reside in Lambert's Point at the time of application to Old Dominion University.  Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

The Haislip-Rorrer Presidential Scholars Endowment was established by Wallace Haislip and Linda Rorrer to assist one or more full-time entering freshmen with outstanding academic credentials.   Recipients will be chosen according to the University’s criteria for Presidential Scholars candidacy.

*The E. L. Hamm Endowed Scholarship was established by Edward L. Hamm, Jr. to assist a student who is residing in or has resided in Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority properties. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Forrest H. Harrell, Jr. Scholarship Endowment was established to assist an incoming freshman student who demonstrates financial need and maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0. (FAFSA)

The Ellen P. Harvey Scholarship Endowment was established by Old Dominion University to assist one or more full-time entering freshmen with outstanding academic merit credentials.   Preference is given to resident(s) of Lambert’s Point, Highland Park, or Park Place neighborhoods surrounding Old Dominion University, or a graduate of the Lambert’s Point Summer program sponsored by the University.

*The James W. Ingersoll Memorial Scholarships are made possible by an endowment given by the Ingersoll family, their friends and the citizens of Portsmouth, Virginia. These awards assist entering freshmen who demonstrate financial need and are graduates of Churchland High School in Portsmouth. (FAFSA)

 *The Ron Jet Jones Memorial Scholarship in English was established by Barbara Ann Jones to assist one or more full-time entering freshmen with an intended English major and a high school grade point average of 3.75.  Student (s) must have held leadership positions in clubs or organizations in high school and must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The James V. and Donna L. Koch Endowed Scholarship was established by the Old Dominion University Educational Foundation in 2001 to honor this former University president and his wife. This four-year scholarship assists an incoming freshman with a minimum 1300 SAT score, 3.80 cumulative grade point average and extracurricular involvement. The scholarship can be renewed if the student maintains eligibility criteria.

The Edgar and Kathleen Kovner Scholarships for outstanding high school scholars are awarded each year to entering freshmen in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology. The awards are based on performance in a high school curriculum that emphasized mathematics and the sciences. These scholarships are renewable for three years for recipients who remain enrolled full time in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology and maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

The A. D. Morgan Scholarships are supported by a trust established in 1968 by Dr. A.D. Morgan and Annye Lewis Morgan. The scholarships assist Old Dominion University students who are U.S. citizens and residents of the greater Norfolk area. Preference is given to the members of the Freemason Street Baptist Church of Norfolk. Recipients are selected by the trustees of the Scholarship Fund and coordinated through the Old Dominion University Office of Student Financial Aid.

*The Patricia Ann Vaughan Myers ’57 Memorial Scholarship was established by Hugh L. Vaughan in honor of his daughter, Patricia Ann. It assists an entering freshman who is a Virginia resident and a resident of the Tidewater area. The student must demonstrate financial need, academic merit and be a full-time student under the age of 24 who lives at home. (FAFSA)

*The Newport News Shipbuilding Engineering Endowment was established to assist undergraduate students majoring in engineering or engineering technology who hold a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.  The recipient may also be an undergraduate student enrolled as engineering intended in the Engineering Fundamentals Division with a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average. Preference will be given to students who are Pell eligible. (FAFSA)

Norfolk School Board Scholarships are funded by the University and awarded to ten entering freshmen graduates of Norfolk public or private schools. Students are selected based on their high school academic achievement. The award equals full in-state tuition (up to 15 credit hours per semester). Recipients are selected by the Director of Guidance of the Norfolk Public School system, in conjunction with the high school guidance counselors. Recipients may qualify for a one-year renewal of the award by maintaining a 2.50 grade point average and completing 24 academic units at the end of the first academic year.

The Pace Collaborative Endowed Scholarship in Engineering has been established by PACE Collaborative PC to assist an incoming freshman intending to major in engineering. The student must be a full-time student, have attained a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, and must be a U.S citizen or Permanent Resident. The scholarship may be renewed up to three academic years if the student maintains a 2.5 GPA.

The Parents’ Association of Old Dominion University Freshman Scholarship is funded by an endowment by the organization to assist an outstanding entering freshman who has demonstrated academic merit and leadership skills.

The Parents’ Association of Old Dominion University Freshman ’90 Scholarship is funded by an endowment by the organization to assist an outstanding entering freshman who has demonstrated academic merit and leadership skills.

*Regional Scholarship awards are provided by the University in the amount of $1,200 to entering freshmen from Accomack County, Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Northampton County, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, Surry and Virginia Beach public high schools. Students must demonstrate financial need. Students may qualify for a one-year renewal of the award if they maintain a 2.50 grade point average, complete 24 academic units for the year and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Rafael Torrech-Tecnico Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established by Tecnico Corporation in honor of Rafael Torrech III to assist entering freshmen from a local Hampton Roads high school with preference to children of parents who are employed at Tecnico Corporation. Students must be full-time, intending to major in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

Old Dominion University Dominion Scholarships for Entering Freshmen

The Theodore F. and Constance C. Constant Dominion Scholarship was established by Theodore F. and Constance C. Constant to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test. The recipient must be a Virginia resident, with preference given to Hampton Roads residents.

The Mary T. Cooper and Dudley Cooper Dominion Scholarship was established by Mary T. Cooper and Dudley Cooper to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test. The recipient must also be a United States citizen.

The Clifford and Ann Cutchins, III Dominion Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford A. Cutchins, III to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

The Robert L. and Geraldine E. Fodrey Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

The Harry H. and Marie Mansbach Dominion Scholarship was established by Harry H. and Marie Mansbach to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

The Joseph M. Marchello Dominion Scholars Endowment was established by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

The Clark-Nexsen Dominion Scholarship in Engineering was established by Clark-Nexsen, PC, Architecture & Engineering and the ODU alumni employees of Clark-Nexsen, PC to assist an incoming freshman who is a resident of Virginia, ranks in the top 10% of high school class, has attained a minimum combined Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score of 1200, and demonstrates potential for leadership.

The Sam H., Willie Mae, and Herbert L. Sebren Dominion Scholars Memorial Endowment was established by Mr. Sam H. Sebren, Sr. and Mrs. Lucille Sebren to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

The William B. Spong, Jr., Dominion Scholar Endowment was established by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association to assist incoming freshmen who present a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and score 1280 or better on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

The College of Arts and Letters

+The H. Lee Addison, III Scholarship in History was established to assist a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in history who has a minimum GPA of 3.0.

*The Herbert Altschul Memorial Scholarship in Humanities is made possible by an endowment given by the family of the late Herbert Altschul, a Norfolk businessman and former owner of Altschul’s Department Store. This award assists three juniors who demonstrate financial need, are U.S. citizens and are majoring in the Humanities. (FAFSA)

* The Nora Barnes Endowed Scholarship in Political Science was established to help assist a full-time student majoring in political science. The recipient of this scholarship must have at least a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Bruce T. and Sarah Bishop Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a full-time student in the College of Arts and Letters who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrates financial need, and demonstrates evidence of involvement in student activities. (FAFSA)

*The Linda H. and Edward Bradley Endowed Scholarship was established to assist an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Letters with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is eligible for the Federal Pell grant. (FAFSA)

+The Eliot S. Breneiser Memorial Scholarship was established to assist a full-time music major in either the piano performance program or the music education program with a concentration in piano. Information concerning audition requirements is available from the Music Department. (AUDITION, PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-4061

*The Martha Brown Endowed Scholarship is made possible by the friends of Martha Brown. It is awarded to assist a full- or part-time student in the College of Arts and Letters. The recipient must be a sophomore or junior and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 pursuing a minor in African American Studies. The student must also demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The Dr. James V. D. Card Scholarship Fund was established to assist an undergraduate or graduate student who is majoring in English. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship was established by the Cucchiari and Loring families in honor of Claire Cucchiari-Loring. A scholarship is to be awarded annually to one or more full- or part-time musically talented students to be chosen by the Director of the Jazz Program. The recipient must be an undergraduate with a major in performance or voice. Preferred criteria include membership in the ODU Jazz Choir, membership in the ODU Jazz Band, and membership in the ODU Madrigal Singers.

*+ The Dance Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a full-time undergraduate or graduate student(s) studying in the College of Arts and Letters who has a minimum grade point average of 2.75.  Preference will be given to student(s) pursuing a degree in dance.

The Marie A. Dornhecker-French Language Endowed Scholarship is funded by the Marie A. Dornhecker Charitable Trust and was established in 1998. The recipient must be a full-time student living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and must be a French language major in his or her junior year of study. The scholarship is to be based primarily on academic merit.

*The Drewry Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2004 by William B. Drewry to be given to a declared undergraduate majoring in the College of Arts and Letters. The recipient must be academically average with a grade point average between 2.8 and 3.0. Preference will be given to a student with financial aid. (FAFSA)

*+The Daniel E. Frank Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Blacksmithing and Metalwork was established by Mrs. Rita A. Frank to assist a full-time student enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and classified as a sophomore, junior or senior.  Graduate students are also eligible for consideration.  The recipient must be enrolled in studio Art, blacksmithing, metalwork, jewelry-making or equivalent courses.  The scholarship recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The Friends of Women’s Studies Scholarship is funded by an endowment in honor of Carolyn Rhodes for students majoring in women’s studies. Two scholarships are awarded: one to a graduate student seeking an M.A. in humanities and one to an undergraduate student. Undergraduate students must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum grade point average of 3.00. Graduate students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50. Recipients can be full- or part-time students. (FAFSA)

*The Ralph and Dorothy Gifuni Endowed Scholarship was established by Karin Gifuni Zumwalt in honor of her parents. The recipient of this scholarship must be a “first generation” college student, must be enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Letters majoring in English, must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The Barbara M. Gorlinsky Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship is made possible by an endowment the Gorlinsky family established in memory of their daughter. It is designed to assist students with financial need who are fine arts majors. Information concerning portfolio requirements is available from the Art Department. (PORTFOLIO, FAFSA) (757) 683-4047

The L. Cameron Gregory Scholarship in Journalism was established by Frank Batten, in memory of Mr. Gregory, to assist a full-time undergraduate student majoring in English with an emphasis in journalism. The recipient must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The Eva May Morris Gregory Dance Scholarship honors someone who emulates Ms. Gregory’s approach and perspective regarding dance. The recipient must be a rising senior majoring in dance with a minimum 3.00 grade point average.

*The Ralph Jackson and Clara Jackson Kingsbury Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by Dr. Ralph Harrison Jackson in memory of his sister and himself. This endowment is to assist one or more undergraduate junior, senior and graduate student(s) majoring in English who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and demonstrates financial need. (FAFSA)

The Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Endowed Scholarship Fund acknowledges excellence in spoken and written communications using the English language. The recipient must be a rising junior or senior with a declared major in English or Communications with a 3.50 grade point average and recommended by the department chair and dean.

* The Linda Holmgren Jensen Endowed Scholarship for the Arts was established by George and Linda Jensen to support a full-time sophomore student studying in the College of Arts and Letters.  Student must be an art major, and preference is given to a student with financial need. (FAFSA)

The Jerome J. Kern Music Prize was made possible by an endowment from the estate of Jerome J. Kern to assist a student who has declared a major in music. The award is determined by the Department of Music and based on academic merit and musical talent.

The Jerome J. Kern Music Scholarship was established by William A. Goldback in memory of his uncle. The recipient must be an undergraduate student of exceptional musical ability who is or plans to be a music major. Information concerning audition requirements is available from the Music Department. (AUDITION, PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-4061

+The Perry Morgan Fellowship in Creative Writing established in 2005 by Frank Batten and is awarded to two or more first year full-time graduate students enrolled in the creative writing program. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA.

The Old Dominion University Dance Program Scholarship was established to assist a full-time dance major with outstanding ability/potential in dance.

*The Helen and Richard Parker Scholarship Endowment in Art History was established by Helen and Richard Parker to assist one full-time undergraduate student majoring in art history.  The scholarship recipient must demonstrate financial need and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. (FAFSA)

The James Harrison Parker Scholarship Fund was established by the Thistle Foundation to assist a student majoring in English with an emphasis in composition. The recipient must be a rising junior and have a minimum cumulative 3.00 grade point average.

*The James B. Reece Endowed Scholarship was established by William D. Brewer to assist undergraduate students majoring in English with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.  The undergraduate must submit an essay on a general topic, such as the student’s reason for choosing to major in English.  Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon need, scholarship, and character. (FAFSA and Essay submission required)

*+The Harvey Ronald Saunders Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Saunders to assist an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in the arts/fine arts with an emphasis in painting or drawing. The recipient must have a 3.00 minimum grade point average, demonstrate financial need and be a citizen of either the United States or Israel. Information concerning portfolio requirements is available from the Art Department. (PORTFOLIO, FAFSA) (757) 683-4047

+The Charles K. Sibley Art Scholarship is funded by an endowment made possible by contributions from the friends and patrons of the former Old Dominion University professor. Awards are to assist graduate or undergraduate students majoring in studio art or art history. Information concerning portfolio requirements is available from the Art Department. (PORTFOLIO) (757) 683-4047

The Schwetz Scholarship Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation was established by Ruth F. Schwetz through a bequest in her will to provide a scholarship that will assist a student participating in Hillel at Old Dominion University or a student taking courses in the Jewish Studies major and/or minor.

The Caroline Heath Tunstall-Elizabeth Calvert Page Dabney Scholarship is funded by an endowment contributed in honor of two former members of the Old Dominion University English Department. This scholarship is awarded to an upperclassman in the College of Arts and Letters who has obtained at least a 3.50 grade point average.

The Charles E. and Frieda O. Vogan Music Scholarship assists undergraduate music students. Information concerning audition requirements is available from the Music Department. (AUDITION, PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-4061

+The Forrest P. and Edith R. White Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Edith R. White to provide scholarships to students studying acting in the Old Dominion University Communication and Theatre Arts Department. (AUDITION)

*+ The George William and Jennette Whitehurst Scholarship was established to assist a student majoring in history with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who has financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Charles Edgar Wilson, Jr. Scholarship Endowment was established to assist undergraduate students with a declared major in the College of Arts and Letters. The recipient must be at sophomore, junior, or senior classification, full-time, a graduate of Tallwood High School or Kempsville High School, and demonstrate financial need.  Preference is given to students who formerly participated in Men of Excellence at Tallwood High School or Men of Valor at Kempsville High School. (FAFSA)

The Strome College of Business

The Accounting Alumni Scholarship was established in 1993 by the Old Dominion University Accounting Alumni. It is awarded to a student who has completed a minimum of 60 semester hours majoring in accounting with a grade point average of 3.00 or above.

The Agarwal and Yochum Endowed Scholarship was established by Drs. Vinod Agarwal and Gilbert Yochum to assist an undergraduate student classified as being the best upper-division undergraduate economics major. Preference will be given to the student who is most financially disadvantaged.

*+The Jeffrey W. Ainslie Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate was established in 2006 by Jeffrey W. Ainslie to assist a full-time student in the real estate track in the Strome College of Business. The student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to the student with the highest GPA and demonstrating the greatest financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Bagwell-Jones Endowed Scholarship was established by Dorothy M. Jones in memory of her parents. The recipient must be a rising senior in the Strome College of Business with the highest grade point average of three prior years at Old Dominion, as well as demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Melissa and Rod Buffington Endowed Scholarship in Finance was established to assist a full-time female student in the Strome College of Business. The recipient must have a declared major in finance, a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better, and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Strome College of Business Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship was established to assist a full-time student in the Strome College of Business.  Study abroad opportunity must be ODU sponsored and the recipient must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

*The William R. Conrad Scholarship was established to assist a full-time undergraduate student in the Strome College of Business who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The student must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Constant Dominion Business Scholarship was established as an endowment by Mr. and Mrs. Theodore F. Constant. The scholars selected will be among the best students selected to enter the University’s Strome College of Business. The award will be given to at least two Virginia residents each year.

The Robert O. Copeland Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate was established to assist a junior or senior student in the Strome College of Business. The recipient must be a declared major in financial management with an emphasis in real estate and must have a grade point average of 3.0.

*+The Larry J. and Elizabeth J. Creef Endowed Scholarship was established as an endowment to provide a scholarship to a student with an interest in pursuing a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the CIA, the Department of Homeland Security or other security agency of the U.S. government. The recipient must be a Virginia resident and a U.S. citizen, demonstrate financial need, be a full-time student enrolled in the Strome College of Business and have declared a major in accounting. (FAFSA)

*The Kim and Keith Curtis Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a student in the Strome College of Business. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, involvement in campus activities, and possess a GPA of 3.0.

 *The Mark Davis/Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Business was established by the Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group to assist a full-time rising junior or senior student in the Strome College of Business.  The recipient must have a declared major in finance, real estate track, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Douglas G. and Marianne M. Dickerson Endowed Scholarship in Business was established by the Douglas G. Dickerson and Marianne M. Dickerson Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student who has a declared major in the Strome College of Business and demonstrates financial need with a preference given to students ineligible for the Pell grant. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 3.0. The scholarship is renewable. (FAFSA)

*The David W. and Rebecca D. Faeder Scholarship was established by David W. Faeder to assist a full-time undergraduate student in the Strome College of Business. The student must demonstrate evidence of involvement in student activities, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Joan Gifford Scholarship in Real Estate was established to assist a full-time undergraduate in the Strome College of Business with a real estate track, who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Heymann Family Endowed Scholarship in Accounting was established to assist a full-time rising senior in the Strome College of Business. The recipient must have a declared major in accounting, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must be a Virginia resident.

*The Hunter A. Hogan Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Robert M. and Eleanor Stanton and Goodman Segar Hogan Inc. on the occasion of Mr. Hogan’s retirement as chair of the firm and in recognition of his leadership in the real estate industry. This scholarship is awarded to one or more students who have demonstrated financial need and are enrolled in the real estate program in the Strome College of Business. (FAFSA)

+The Jesse and Sue Hughes International Accounting Scholarship was established to assist a full-time international student in the Strome College of Business who is a declared major in accounting with a focus on public sector financial management.  Preference is given to a student at the graduate level.

*The Janet L. Hume Scholarship is funded by an endowment given by Julien Robert Hume III. This scholarship is provided to assist a junior with a declared major in the Strome College of Business who has demonstrated academic merit. Preference is given to a student at least 30 years old who has demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Dorothy M. Jones Memorial Scholarship has been given anonymously by a former student to honor Professor Jones, associate professor emerita in the Strome College of Business. This scholarship is awarded to a junior who has declared a major in the Strome College of Business. The student must be a resident of Eastern Virginia, enrolled full time, in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to graduates of Matthews High School. (FAFSA)

*The Toykea S. Jones Endowed Scholarship in Supply Chain Management was established by Toykea S. Jones to assist a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in maritime and supply chain management.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (FAFSA)

The Lori E. Kaplan Real Estate Endowed Scholarship was established in memory and honor of the late Lori E. Kaplan by Harvey Lindsay, Janet Abraham and Roslyn Kaplan and funded by an endowment given by Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate, friends and family of Lori E. Kaplan and the proceeds of the annual Lori Kaplan Memorial Golf Tournament. Preference is given to students with a declared major in financial management or real estate, a minimum 2.75 grade point average, demonstrated interest in the profession of real estate, demonstrated commitment to the community and those currently employed full or part time.

*+The Kilmer Accountancy Scholarship Endowment was established to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate student(s) with a declared major in accounting.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

* The Larry and Colgate Kittelberger Endowed Scholarship in Business was established by Larry and Colgate Kittelberger to assist a full-time undergraduate student in the Strome College of Business.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Barry M. Kornblau Real Estate Endowed Scholarship was established by Barry M. Kornblau for a student who is a junior or senior in the Strome College of Business. A major in financial management with an emphasis in real estate and a grade point average of 3.25 are required.

*The Gregory Lumsden Endowed Scholarship was established by Gregory Lumsden in 2005 to assist an undergraduate student in the Strome College of Business working towards a degree in business (B.S.B.A. or B.A. in economics). The scholarship recipient must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average and must demonstrate evidence of involvement in student activities. Recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The McLaughlin Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2004 by Dennis McLaughlin and The Atlantic Group, Inc. to assist an undergraduate in the Strome College of Business who is a declared management major. The student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and the selection will be based on demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Jean S. and Thomas W. Martin Jr. Endowed Accounting Scholarship was established to assist a junior or senior undergraduate student in the Strome College of Business.  The recipient must be majoring in accounting and must have a GPA of 3.3 or better.  Preference is given to a Virginia resident, those who have served in the military and honorably discharged, and a student who demonstrates financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Hampton Roads Society of Financial Service Professionals Jane Martin Scholarship was established to assist a junior or senior majoring in risk and insurance in the Strome College of Business. The student must be in good academic standing with the University. Preference is given to students who demonstrate a high grade point average, extracurricular activities and financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The Tevangudi P. Radhakrishnan Endowed Scholarship was established by Rajesh Radhakrishnan to assist a full-time international student in the Strome College of Business. Scholarship may be awarded to the student with the highest GPA and demonstrating the greatest financial need. (FAFSA)

+The Charles H. and Mary Kathryn Rotert Scholarship was funded by an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Rotert Jr. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the Strome College of Business.

+The Tidewater Association of Service Contractors (TASC) Scholarship was established to assist a full-time undergraduate or graduate student from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology or the Strome College of Business degree program. A full-time/part-time master’s certification in government contracting program or any other certificate program supporting government contracting within the continuing education departments may also be considered. The scholarship recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

*+The Joseph and Donna Vestal Endowed Scholarship was established by Joseph Vestal to assist a full-time student in the Strome College of Business who has a GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrates financial need. The recipient must also be involved in campus student activities in a leadership program. (FAFSA)

The Vispo-Torgesen Marketing Scholarship for Upperclassmen was established by John R. Vispo ’72 and Carol T. Vispo ’75, graduates of the Strome College of Business with concentrations in marketing management, to establish an endowed scholarship, named in honor of their families. The scholarship recipients must be full-time students, at the junior or senior level, in the Strome College of Business with a concentration in marketing.  A strong preference is given to students who intend to join, or are members of, the University’s student chapter of The American Marketing Association.  Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 and exhibit extracurricular service outside of marketing activities such as a part-time employment, an internship, or volunteer work.

*+The Rolf Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Norfolk to assist a full-time undergraduate or full-time graduate student in the Strome College of Business. The student must be a rising senior with a declared major in maritime and supply chain management or a graduate student in the Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in maritime, ports, and logistics management. Preference will be given to the student with greatest financial need and at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. (FAFSA)

Anne D. Wood Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Richard B. Thurmond in 2001 to assist an undergraduate student enrolled in the real estate track in the Strome College of Business. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

The Darden College of Education

*+The Coca-Cola Scholars Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the Coca-Cola Foundation. The scholarship recipient must be enrolled in a financial aid-eligible program leading to teacher certification, licensure, and/or enhancement. Consideration will be given to all students studying at rural Virginia distance learning sites who have a minimum of 58 credit hours with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA, ESSAY)

+The Sarah E. Armstrong Scholarship Endowment was established in 2002 in memory of the donor, Sarah E. Armstrong. The recipient must be a full-time student who has been accepted into the College of Education and must have an overall cumulative 3.2 grade point average.

The Costulis Family Scholarship was established to assist full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in mechanical engineering or an approved Teacher Education program at Old Dominion University.  The recipient must be a graduate of Poquoson High School, Maury High School, or Indian River High School, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3.

*The Robert B. Cunningham Endowed Scholarship was established by Robert B. Cunningham to assist a student enrolled in the Darden College of Education enrolled as a full-time student.  The student must demonstrate financial needed (FAFSA)

*The Lorraine Buser Halsch '80 Memorial Scholarship Fund in Special Education was established by Paul Halsch in memory of his late wife, Lorraine Buser Halsch, an Old Dominion University alumnus who majored in special education.  The recipient of this scholarship award must be a junior or senior with a declared major in special education, must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must demonstrate financial  need. (FAFSA)

The Higginbotham Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Hal B. Higginbotham to assist a rising junior or senior in teacher education in the Darden College of Education.  The recipient must be a full time student, child or grandchild of an ODU graduate, and must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

*+The Libbie and Albert Kaplan Scholarship in Special Education was established by Mr. Jay Kaplan and Mrs. Libbie Kaplan to provide an annual scholarship to assist a full-time graduate student seeking a master's degree in special education.  The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need. In addition, the recipient must be from the Tidewater area or secondly, must reside in Virginia. (FAFSA)

The Dr. Helen Moore Scholarship Endowment was established to assist full-time undergraduate student(s) in the Darden College of Education.

The Donald J. Musacchio Scholarship Endowment was established to assist students in the Darden College of Education.  The recipient must be in good academic standing and must have completed at least 24 credit hours.  The recipient must submit a one-page personal statement and three letters of recommendation not to exceed two letters from ODU faculty or professors and one letter from a personal reference.  The selection of the award will be determined by the Dean of the Darden College of Education.

*The Peggy Ashford Scott Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Simpson Ashford to assist a full-time undergraduate student majoring in elementary education. The student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated financial need. (FAFSA)

+The J. Frank Sellew Memorial Scholarship in Education was established by the friends and family of Mr. Sellew. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 and major in any teacher education program. The recipient must also meet all teacher education admission standards established by their program of study and the Darden College of Education.

*+The Strong Scholars Program Scholarship was established by the Hattie M. Strong Foundation to assist students in their final year of study in an approved teacher education program.  This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students who have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experiences prior to the final year of the program OR graduate students whose life experiences prior to enrollment reveal the same traits.  Students must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the two semesters prior to their final year and must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Dr. A. Rufus and Sara Tonelson Scholarship in Special Education was established by Dr. Stephen W. and Dr. Louis O. Tonelson in memory of their parents whose lives were dedicated to the education of students. Students must be accepted into the Darden College of Education’s special education program, enrolled full time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

*The Jessica Rhea Turner Scholarship in Human Services Counseling was established by Ulysses Turner to assist a full-time student majoring in human services counseling with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Ulysses Turner Scholarship in Educational Curriculum and Instruction was established by Ulysses Turner to assist a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Darden College of Education within the Department of Teaching and Learning with a focus on teaching from grades K-12.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. (FAFSA)

*The Patricia Goodman Waldo Scholarship Endowment for Special Education was established to assist a full-time undergraduate junior or senior student admitted in the approved teacher education program of Interdisciplinary Studies teacher preparation with the special education general curriculum K-12 endorsement.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2. (FAFSA)

*The Charles P. and Margaret B. Wildermann Endowed Scholarship for Future Teachers  was established by Charles P. Wildermann and the late Margaret B. Wildermann to assist a full-time undergraduate student majoring in English.  The student must be accepted into an approved teacher education program as determined by the Darden College of Education and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology

The American Society of Highway Engineers-Greater Hampton Roads Chapter Scholarship in Engineering (ASHE-GHR) is awarded to a full-time undergraduate civil engineering student with an emphasis in transportation. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen, a rising junior, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The Edward N. Antoun, AH Environmental Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established to assist a full-time undergraduate student intending to major in civil and environmental engineering.  The recipient must attain a minimum high school GPA of 3.2 and be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

+The BBG Incorporated Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established by BBG Incorporated for a rising junior or senior majoring in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, computer engineering, or computer engineering technology who holds a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The scholarship is also available to a graduate student majoring in electrical engineering or computer engineering with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The recipient will also be considered for an engineering cooperative education/intern position with BBG Incorporated.

The Stanley Blaxton Endowed Engineering Scholarship was established by the Stanley Blaxton Foundation to assist an undergraduate student majoring in engineering or engineering technology who holds a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, or an undergraduate student enrolled as engineering intended in the Engineering Fundamentals Division with a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school or transfer grade point average.  The recipient must be enrolled for at least half-time enrollment or co-op education/intern position.  Preference will be given to Disabled Veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

*The Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council (CEEVC) William M. Boone Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on both need and merit to a full- or part-time junior civil and environmental engineering student. (FAFSA)

*The CodeBetter.Com/Devlicio Us Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science was established by Tiara Dimond and Brendan Tompkins to assist a full-time female undergraduate student majoring in computer science or computer engineering. Preference is given to a student involved in Code for America or a local software development group.  Student must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Corporate Circle Endowed Scholarship was established by The Corporate Circle of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology in 2003. Recipients must be rising sophomores with excellent academic credentials and a declared major in either engineering or engineering technology. Preference will be given to someone with membership in one or more of ODU’s student engineering societies.

The Costulis Family Scholarship was established to assist full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in mechanical engineering or an approved Teacher Education program at Old Dominion University.  The recipient must be a graduate of Poquoson High School, Maury High School, or Indian River High School, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship was established to assist undergraduate students majoring in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.  The recipient must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior and must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

*The EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship was established by Enterprise Wireless Alliance to assist a full-time student in the third year of study with at least 55 hours completed and a 2.5 grade point average.  The recipient must be pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in either electrical engineering technology or information systems management.  Preference will be given to a student focusing on a professional career in the expanding universe of wireless applications and/or telecommunications as determined by the submission of a 500 word essay describing the applicant’s specific career objectives in the industry.  Students must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Hope and Faith Garcia Modeling and Simulation Engineering Scholarship was established to assist undergraduate students majoring in modeling, simulation, and visualization engineering (MSVE) who hold a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.  Preference is given to members of the ODU Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The recipient(s) must be enrolled at least half-time or enrolled in co-op education/intern position.

The Jodi S. Gidley Legacy Scholarship was established to assist full-time students who participated in the Engineering Early Advantage Program for Women.  The recipient must be enrolled in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology.

The Goodman Networks Endowed Scholarship in Engineering Technology was established by Goodman Networks to assist full-time undergraduate students studying engineering technology in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology.  Preference will be given to a female student and/or a member of at least one of the following organizations:  Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Society of Hispanic Engineering Professionals (SHEP).   A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required.  Following the completion of the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded, the recipient may have the opportunity to receive a paid internship with Goodman Networks.

The John Group International Engineering Merit Scholarship was established to assist undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior engineering students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  Preference will be given to a member of CHROME “Cooperating Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.” society and to students who are former or active duty military.

*The Toykea S. Jones Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established by Toykea Jones to assist a full-time undergraduate (sophomore or above) majoring in civil engineering, who must have graduated from one of the following high schools in Hampton Roads, VA: Lake Taylor, I.C. Norcom, Norview, Booker T. Washington, Maury, or Granby. Student must demonstrate financial need and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. (FAFSA)

The Edgar and Kathleen Kovner Scholarships provide several one-year scholarships: (a) for continuing engineering students who demonstrate academic achievement and (b) for engineering students who participate in extracurricular activities.

*The Labelle Endowed Scholarship in Engineering has been established by William M. Labelle, Jr. to assist a full-time, rising sophomore or junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. (FAFSA)

The Lewis Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established by William Ashton Lewis Sr. and Louise B. Lewis to assist a full-time rising sophomore student majoring in mechanical engineering.  The recipient must be a U. S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, must have attained a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to hold the scholarship.  The scholarship may be awarded up to three academic years if the recipient maintains at least a 2.5 grade point average.

The Metts Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established by William F. Metts, Jr. to assist a full-time undergraduate in mechanical engineering. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

*The Dr. Frankie Gale Moore Endowed Scholarship has been established by Linda Y. Moore to assist a junior or senior female student majoring in engineering. The recipient must be enrolled full time, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Virginia or have attended a Virginia high school or been home schooled in Virginia. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. (FAFSA)

*The Mr. Winfred D. Nash and Patricia D. Nash Endowed Scholarship in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology was established to assist an undergraduate transfer student from a Virginia Community College majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering technology.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. (FAFSA)

*The Newport News Shipbuilding Engineering Endowment was established to assist undergraduate students majoring in engineering or engineering technology who hold a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.  The recipient may also be an undergraduate student enrolled as engineering intended in the Engineering Fundamentals Division with a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average. Preference will be given to students who are Pell eligible. (FAFSA)

*The Clarence Lee Ray Endowed Scholarship is made possible by an endowment established by Clarence L. Ray, Jr. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology who holds a 3.0 GPA or better. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen. (FAFSA)

+The Stuart H. Russell Memorial Scholarship is made possible by an endowment established by the estate of Olive L. Spicer. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology with particular preference given to a student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department with an interest in electronics.

*The Sue Cotton Smith Endowed Scholarship in Engineering was established to assist a full-time undergraduate student intending to major in civil and environmental engineering. The recipient must have attained a minimum high school GPA of 3.2, be a U.S citizen or Permanent Resident, and demonstrate need. The scholarship may be renewed for up to four academic years if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. (FAFSA)

*The William D. Stanley Scholarship Fund in Engineering Technology was established to assist an undergraduate transfer student in engineering technology with 58 or more credits at a two-year institution at the time of matriculation at Old Dominion University and a 3.0 grade point average. Recipient must demonstrate need. (FAFSA)

The Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America Endowed Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology or the Strome College of Business with preference given to students with additional international studies. The recipient will be eligible for a work experience in Japan with the Sumitomo Machinery Corporation. The recipient may be eligible for renewal on a semi-annual basis with the approval of the award committee and the maintenance of a 3.00 grade point average.

The Brent M. Terres Leadership Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc., Eta Chi Chapter (“Sigma Nu”) to assist an active member of Sigma Nu. The recipient must be a full-time student, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, and demonstrate involvement in the community, campus, and fraternity. In the event Sigma Nu may not have an active chapter at ODU, the scholarship must be awarded to a full-time student majoring in computer engineering who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. The student must also receive a computer engineering faculty recommendation.

The Triton International Enterprises Scholarship Endowment was established to assist full-time undergraduate or graduate student(s) from the country of Turkey with preference given to student(s) residing in a city OTHER THAN Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Antalya or Adana. Recipient must be enrolled in Old Dominion University’s Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology.

*+The Clarke and Susan Vetrono Endowed Scholarship is funded by an endowment established to assist one undergraduate and one graduate student with an intended or declared major in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. The recipient must be enrolled full time and demonstrate financial need. An undergraduate student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and preference will be given to a student with learning disabilities. A graduate student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. (FAFSA)

The Virginia Natural Gas Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Engineering was established by Virginia Natural Gas and the AGL Resources Private Foundation to assist a full-time undergraduate student who has an educational focus in civil and environmental engineering.

The Virginia Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship, established in 1991, is awarded to a junior or a senior in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. The student must have attended high school in Southside Hampton Roads, be active in College of Engineering and Technology clubs and societies and be a U.S. citizen. An essay must be submitted to the Engineering Scholarship Committee. (ESSAY)

*The Benjamin R. Walker Scholarship in Engineering was established by Stroud, Pence & Associates, LTD to assist a full-time undergraduate engineering student who meets the qualification to be on the Dean’s List, is a rising junior or senior who has completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours while attending ODU, has declared a major in civil engineering with a specialization or concentration in structural engineering, and demonstrates financial need. Student must be a U.S. citizen. (FAFSA)

*+The Edward L. White Endowed Scholarship was established by Edward L. White, Jr. and Margaret W. Moore to assist a computer engineering student. The recipient must be a Norfolk resident, have a minimum 3.30 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The George C. Winslow Scholarship is made possible by an endowment to assist a graduate or undergraduate student who has demonstrated financial need and has obtained at least a 2.50 grade point average while pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. (FAFSA)

The Gordon Webster Zipperer III Endowed Scholarship was established by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (HRC-ASHRAE) to promote heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning engineering education at Old Dominion University. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be a rising senior or in the senior year. Preference is given to student membership in the ODU Student Chapter of ASHRAE.

The College of Health Sciences

*The Amerigroup Leadership Endowed Scholarship is made possible by the Amerigroup Corporation. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is enrolled at least half- time as an undergraduate junior or senior in the College of Health Sciences with an interest in nursing. Priority is given to students who have dependent children. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA).

+The Thomas Charles Auclair (’78) Scholarship is made possible through an endowment given by Mr. and Mrs. George E. Auclair in memory of their son. The scholarship supports a student pursuing studies in environmental health.

The Captain Kenneth B. Austin USN and Mrs. Virginia Frank Keller Austin Scholarship for Nursing Students was established to assist a full-time student with junior status who has been accepted into the School of Nursing. The recipient will be selected based on merit and demonstrated leadership experience.

*The Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System School of Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a full-time senior undergraduate enrolled in the Old Dominion University Nursing program.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid).  The recipient must agree to a Role Transition experience with a minimum of 120 clinical hours (140 for honors students) at Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System facility or its successor (School of Nursing will supervise).  The student(s) will agree to placement in a specialty area including but not limited to: Emergency Room, Operating Room, Intensive Care Unit or Critical Nursing. (FAFSA)

*The Dr. Tapan K. Chaudhuri Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a full-time junior or senior who has been admitted into the Old Dominion University nuclear medicine program. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and have the highest GPA amongst those eligible for the scholarship award. (FAFSA)

*+The Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Nursing Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in Old Dominion University’s nursing program. The student must demonstrate financial need and must agree to accept 120 clinical hours at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, or its successor. (FAFSA)

*+The Friends of Dental Hygiene Endowed Scholarship was established by Mrs. Linda Fox Rohrer in 2004. Recipients must be either full-time graduate or undergraduate students. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student in the School of Dental Hygiene. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Cathy Dowrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Barbara Williams and the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) to assist a full-time senior admitted into the medical technology program.  The recipient must be a declared major in medical technology and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The Gene W. Hirschfeld Scholarship is supported by an endowment given by the former chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in the dental hygiene program. (FAFSA)

*The Jordan and Carol Levitin Endowed Scholarship in Nursing was established to assist a full-time pre-licensure undergraduate student(s) enrolled in the Old Dominion University School of Nursing.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The LifeNet Health College of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a full-time senior student(s) enrolled in Old Dominion University’s School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences.  Student(s) are encouraged to participate in a 3-4 week Internship at LifeNet Health or its successor (School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences will supervise).  The internship must be completed prior to graduation.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The LifeNet Health Medical Technology Endowed Scholarship was established to assist full-time seniors enrolled in the Old Dominion University medical technology program who possess an interest in microbiology. The recipient must agree to a 1-3 week internship at LifeNet Health or its successor (School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences will coordinate/supervise), and the internship must be completed before graduation. The student must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Barbie Morgan Endowed Scholarship for Nurse Anesthesia Students was established to assist full-time senior nurse anesthesia student(s).  Students interested in the scholarship must submit an application to the Graduate Nursing Awards Committee.  The application packet should describe his/her volunteer activities, include a letter of support from the volunteer organization(s), and provide evidence of demonstrated clinical excellence as reported by preceptor feedback and evaluations.

The Samuel B. Murphey Scholarship in Nursing was established by the family and friends of Samuel B. Murphey to assist a rising sophomore, junior, or senior student in nursing with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

+The Oral Health Community Impact Scholarship was established to assist all enrolled dental hygiene student(s) in the BSDH and MSDH programs.  Interested student(s) must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and must submit an application packet to the Dental Hygiene Scholarship Committee.  The packet should contain information that describes his/her leadership, volunteer and extra-curricular initiatives to increase oral health literacy in the community and include a letter of support from impacted volunteer/community organization(s).

The George and Susan Petro and Michael and Anna Yura Endowed Scholarship was established by Dr. Helen Yura Petro and Joseph Petro in memory of their parents, George and Susan Petro and Michael and Anna Yura. The scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time senior or junior majoring in nursing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

* The Joseph Petro and Helen Yura Petro Endowed Nursing Scholarship was established to assist a full-time junior or senior admitted into the Old Dominion University undergraduate nursing program.  The student must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Marilyn Frakes Quinn Endowed Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship was established by Dr. John Nunnery to assist a full-time junior or senior student enrolled in Old Dominion University’s nursing program. The student must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Rev. Dr. Russel J.-Dr. George E. Emig-Carole Ann Schrott Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to assist junior and senior undergraduate students with a declared major in dental hygiene, who upon graduation, intend to enter the workforce or a master’s program.  The scholarship recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and be a Hampton Roads resident. Secondary consideration may be given to a junior or senior declared nursing major who, upon graduation, intends to enter the workforce or a master’s program. (FAFSA)

*The TOWN Foundation Scholarship Awards were established to encourage students with academic ability who lack sufficient financial means to attend the Old Dominion University School of Nursing. Each recipient must meet the normal admission standards of the Old Dominion University School of Nursing and demonstrate substantial financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Lettie Pate Whitehead Nursing Scholarship is made possible by an endowment given by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. It is awarded to deserving females demonstrating financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Eugene Michael Yura and Eli Petrun Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing was established by Dr. Helen Yura Petro and Joseph Petro to assist a full-time  junior or senior majoring in nursing. The student must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The College of Sciences

The Clifford L. and Lillian R. Adams Scholarship is made possible by an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Adams. Mr. Adams, the former director of the Research Foundation and department chair, taught in the Department of Physics at Old Dominion University for many years. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate with a declared or intended major in physics.

+The Sarah E. Armstrong Science Scholarship Endowment was established in 2002 in memory of Sarah E. Armstrong. The recipient must be a full-time student who has been accepted into the College of Sciences and must have an overall cumulative 3.2 grade point average.

The Robert Bock Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the Bock family to assist a resident of Accomack or Northampton County. The recipient must be a junior or a senior majoring in the biological sciences with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Priority is given to residents of Chincoteague.

The Dr. Allen K. Clark Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry was established to assist a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in chemistry or organic chemistry.  Preference will be given to a student who is an affiliate of the American Chemical Society.  The recipient must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0.

*The CodeBetter.Com/Devlicio Us Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science was established by Tiara Dimond and Brendan Tompkins to assist a full-time female undergraduate student majoring in computer science or computer engineering. Preference is given to a student involved in Code for America or a local software development group.  Student must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Nancy Ferguson Frye Award was established in 1990 by her family and friends. The recipient of the award must be a senior majoring in the geological sciences with a minimum grade point average of 3.25.

*The Dr. James M. Kiernan Memorial Endowment is made possible by an endowment given by Margaret and Charles Wildermann. The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on financial need. The student must be a declared physics, math, or computer science major and have earned at least a 2.5 grade point average. The recipient must be a citizen of the United States. Preference will be given to a junior or senior or a student who transferred to Old Dominion from a community college. (FAFSA)

The Sree Taposh Kumar and Sreemati Bulu Rani Chowdhury Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Tapan Chaudhuri, Dr. Tuhin Chaudhuri, Dr. Tandra Chaudhuri, Dr. Tarun Chaudhury, Dr. Triptesh Chaudhury, Mr. Tanmay Chowdhury, and Mrs Tripti Bhaduri. The scholarship will assist a full-time student enrolled in the College of Sciences who is completing the prerequisites for medical school with the intention of working in the field of medicine. The scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest GPA of the pool of potential recipients.

*The Old Dominion University Biology Scholarship Endowment was established to assist full-time undergraduate student(s) in biology.  The recipient must be a graduate of a Hampton Roads area high school and must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

+The Nick Savage Scholarship was established by Anne Raymond Savage to assist a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in an area of science that involves field work and the study of plant life.  Preference will be given to a student who is entering or returning to the field of teaching science.  Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.

The Science Museum of Eastern Virginia Prize was established by the Science Museum Association of Eastern Virginia in 1998. The award is given to one or more junior students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, math, oceanography, physics or psychology. The recipient(s) must have at least a 3.25 grade point average.

*The A. Kenneth Scribner Science Scholarships are made possible by the family of the late Mr. Scribner, former president of Virginia Chemicals, Inc. and a former member of the Old Dominion University Board of Visitors. Established in 1978, the scholarships assist students majoring in science or a science-related field who have demonstrated financial need and show capability and industry in scientific studies. Preference is given to graduates of Hampton Roads public schools. (FAFSA)

The C. S. Sherwood III Scholarship is made possible by an endowment from the family and friends of the late Calder S. Sherwood, III, and former professor emeritus at Old Dominion University. This scholarship is to assist one rising senior majoring in either geology or chemistry (on an alternating basis).

The Elzie Glenn Whitlock Endowed Scholarship in Math is funded by an endowment established by Elzie Glenn Whitlock to assist a student who will be enrolled full time with a declared major in math. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Honors College

The Honors College Scholarships are awarded to a select group of entering freshman who, on the basis of their academic achievement, are chosen to participate in the program. The scholarship may be renewed for three years (six semesters) provided students continue to meet program participation standards. Recipients are selected by the Dean of the Honors College (Separate Application Required:  http://www.odu.edu/honors) (PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-4865

The Brock Foundation Endowed Honors Scholarship was established by The Brock Foundation to assist students enrolled in the Honors College. The recipients must be juniors or rising seniors in good standing in the Honors College and willing to volunteer with ACCESS.

The Cranmer-Skinner Scholarships are funded through an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Jay G. Cranmer in recognition of the contributions to the University by Dr. Richard Skinner, first director of the Honors College. They are awarded to Honors College participants whose academic performance, extracurricular activities and potential for leadership exemplify ideals of scholarship, personal integrity and citizenship. The endowment also provides financial support to bring prominent persons to campus to interact with the honors students. (PARTICIPATION)

The Jennifer Fitzgibbon Honors College Endowed Scholarship was established to assist an incoming freshman admitted in the Honors College who has a strong career interest in engineering or finance.  The recipient must be enrolled full time and submit a 500 word essay pertaining to career goals.

Military Awards

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) participants may qualify for scholarships. More information on application procedures and program requirements is available from the faculty of the Department of Military Science and Leadership. (PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-3663

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) participants may qualify for full or partial scholarships. More information on application procedures and program requirements is available from the faculty of the Department of Naval Science. (PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-4744

The Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Scholarship has been established by the University to honor a member of the naval community. Two recipients will be selected by the Hampton Roads Naval ROTC unit from among the College Program Candidates who have met the July 15 application deadline. The recipients must be full-time students with 3.00 minimum high school grade point averages and 1000/22 SAT/ACT test scores.

*The Theodore N. Turley Memorial Scholarship assists an Army ROTC participant with financial need who has achieved junior status and has obtained a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average at the end of the first semester of the junior year. (PARTICIPATION, FAFSA)

The Matthew Wallace Patriot Scholarship was established to assist incoming freshman students who may be a relative of a United States service man or woman (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines) wounded or deceased (KIA) or related to a service member who participated in Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom or any future operation thereafter. The scholarship is renewable. The recipient must be in good academic standing, enrolled at least half time and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. A 500 word essay, based on a specific topic determined by the scholarship selection committee, is required. (Essay) (757) 683- 3663

Other Awards (General)

+The Bannon Foundation Quasi-Endowed Scholarship was established to assist four students of the Eastern Shore of Virginia with their commuter expenses.

The BBL ODU Endowed Scholarship was established by SpringHill Suites by Marriot to assist a student from the Lambert’s Point neighborhood of Norfolk.  The recipient must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student who successfully participated in the University’s Lambert's Point Summer Program authorized by the Director of the Lambert’s Point Program.

+Birshtein Family Scholarship Endowment was established by Ms. Frances Levy Birshtein. Two scholarships per year will be awarded, The Mayer Isaac ‘Easy’ Birshtein Scholarship and The Oscar Brandeis Birshtein and Frances Levy Birshtein Scholarship. Recipients must be undergraduate students who have graduated from a high school in Norfolk, Portsmouth or Virginia Beach, have a cumulative grade point average between 3.00 and 3.50 and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Opie and Peggy Bittle Memorial Endowment was established by Charles and Margaret Bittle Wildermann to assist a student who demonstrates financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The John R. Burton Jr. Scholarship is made possible by an endowment to assist students who demonstrate financial need. Preference is shown to high school graduates who have been reared in the Hope Haven Children’s Home. (FAFSA)

*+The Robert Claytor Memorial Scholarship is funded by an endowment from the friends of Robert Claytor for a student who demonstrates financial need, according to federal needs analysis. (FAFSA)

The Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators’ Endowed Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by the Coalition of Black Faculty and Administrators to assist a student who is a graduate of one of the following high schools in Hampton Roads, VA; I. C. Norcom, Hampton, Bethel, Maury, Indian River, Norview, Booker T. Washington, Oscar Smith, Kecoughtan, Granby, Deep Creek, Menchville, Salem, Denbigh, Tallwood, Lake Taylor, Bayside, Phoebus, Western Branch, Churchland, Ocean Lakes, Kempsville, Great Bridge, Princess Anne, and Green Run. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student and must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5. An essay submission of 500 words is required. The essay topic is the student’s commitment and/or involvement in the black community on or off campus.

*The Delta Sigma Lambda Glenny Burns Scholarship is supported by an endowment which assists female undergraduate students 25 years or older who have attended college for a minimum of one year. Delta Sigma Lambda members are eligible for the award. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. Students must complete a separate application, which may be obtained from the Old Dominion University Women’s Center. (SPECIAL APPLICATION, FAFSA) (757) 683-4109

The Ellis Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Janet A. and John C. Ellis to assist a high school graduate of a Hampton Roads high school. The recipient must be an undergraduate student of good character with financial need. Preference will be given to individuals who participated in the Tidewater ACCESS or Learning Bridge programs.

The Holland Dunston Ellis Jr. Memorial Scholarship has been established through an endowment gift from Mrs. Lavonne P. Ellis in memory of her husband. The award is to assist a continuing student who has completed at least 24 credit hours, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must demonstrate evidence of community service activities and/or achievement. 

+The Charles H. Eure Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a marine science or engineering student who has a 3.00 grade point average and is of sound moral character. Preference will be given to a STASR (South Tidewater Association of Ship Repairers) company family member.

*The Suffridge-Fallon Endowed Scholarship was established by Patrick J. Fallon and Sandra S. Fallon to assist a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Anita Clair Fellman Endowed Service Learning Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Dr. Carolyn H. Rhodes to assist one or more full-time graduate or undergraduate students who participate in a service-learning project through the Department of Women’s Studies. The recipient will be selected by the chair of the Women’s Studies Department and another faculty member in the department.

The William A. Giandoni Scholarship was established to assist a full-time undergraduate student in need of financial assistance.

*The Hackworth-Hobbs Endowed Scholarship was established by Dorothy and Charles Hackworth and Charles Hackworth II to assist an undergraduate student with a minimum 3.2 grade point average who demonstrates need and has participated in student activities and non-paid volunteer community activities. (FAFSA)

*The Haislip-Rorrer Scholarship was established in 2001 by Wallace G. and Linda Haislip. The undergraduate scholarship recipient must demonstrate financial need and leadership experiences, be a resident of the Southside of Hampton Roads and have a minimum 3.00 grade point average. (FAFSA)

*The Robert J. Kasdon Endowed Scholarship was established to assist two full-time students who are residents of the City of New York or the State of New Jersey.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Martin Luther King Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established in 1987 by an anonymous donor to be given to a graduate of one of the following high schools: Lake Taylor, I.C. Norcom, Norview, Booker T. Washington, Maury or Granby. The recipient must have completed 60 academic credit hours with a major in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology or the Department of Accounting and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Kiwanis Club of Suburban Norfolk Endowed Scholarship was established by the Kiwanis Club of Suburban Norfolk to assist a full-time student demonstrating good citizenship and financial need.  The recipient must be a citizen of the United States or eligible non-citizen.  Preference will be given to a student who was a member of Key Club in high school, active in community service in high school, or active in community service as a student at Old Dominion University. (FAFSA)

*The R.K.T. “Kit” Larson Scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in memory of Mr. Larson by his friends and colleagues of The Virginian-Pilot newspaper. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior with financial need who is enrolled full-time and works on a school, community or University publication. Recipient must be a resident of a Virginia or North Carolina city or county served by The Virginian-Pilot. (FAFSA)

*+The Lillian Vernon Endowed Scholarship is funded by an endowment from the Lillian Vernon Foundation. It is awarded to a female student in the College of Business and Public Administration. Recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 2.80 and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Aubrey and Lucille Machen Scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 1992 by Robert F. and Nancy M. Wildermann. The award assists a student who meets Old Dominion University’s minimum academic requirements and has financial need. (FAFSA)

+The Memorial and Recognition Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship that will be awarded to a student with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and is able to demonstrate involvement in community service.

*The  Jeffrey Moore Scholarship Endowment was established by C. Jeffrey Moore to assist a full-time undergraduate student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The Dr. Wendy M. Moore and Shirley Virginia Young Snead STEM Scholarship was established to assist a full-time senior student(s) who is an American citizen in a major that is considered part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) areas.  The recipient must be a legal resident of, or a graduate of, a high school in the following counties in this order: (1) King George; (2) Westmoreland; and (3) Caroline.  Preference will be given to a woman from a county as listed above.  The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.

+The Steve Russell Morrison Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established by the family and friends of Steve Russell Morrison and the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho. This scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore demonstrating leadership and involvement in campus and community affairs. Preference is given to active members of the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Rho. (ESSAY)

*The Norfolk Southern Scholars Program was implemented by the Norfolk Southern Foundation for students from the Lambert’s Point neighborhood of Norfolk. It is renewable for a maximum of three additional years. (FAFSA)

*The ODU Monarch Community Alliance Scholarship is awarded to a woman at least 25 years old who is attending college after an absence of at least a year. The award assists a student who demonstrates merit and financial need. (FAFSA)

*The ODU Women’s Initiative Network Endowed Scholarship was established to assist a full-time student who demonstrates financial need.  Preference will be given to a freshman or sophomore student. (FAFSA)

The Old Dominion University Alumni Association Adam Thoroughgood Scholarship was established in 2002 to assist a full-time undergraduate student. The recipient must demonstrate strong leadership skills, proven volunteer activities within the community, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0. (INTERVIEW, ESSAY)

The Old Dominion University Faculty Emeriti Association Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to the children of Old Dominion University faculty. The Faculty Emeriti Association Scholarship Committee annually determines the best qualified students among candidates who meet the criteria stated in the Memorandum of Understanding with the Old Dominion University Educational Foundation. 

The Parents’ Association of Old Dominion University Continuing Student Scholarship is provided by the association to assist a continuing student who demonstrates academic merit.

*The James Harrison Parker Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established for the purpose of providing student educational assistance. The recipient must be a junior or senior degree candidate in environmental engineering, coastal engineering, oceanography or biological sciences. The student must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum grade point average of 3.00. Preference may be given to a student who has been active in the local Boys and Girls Club. (FAFSA)

+*The Propeller Club of Norfolk was established by the Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Norfolk. First preference for this scholarship will be given to students who are a current or former Merchant Mariner or the son or daughter of a current or former Merchant Mariner. The recipient must be a full time student in any field of study leading to a degree, have at least a 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must provide reasonable documentation to verify Merchant Mariner relationship or qualification. (FAFSA & submit reasonable documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid)

*The Alfred B. Rollins Jr. Scholarship was established in 1985 by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association to honor this former president of the University. The award assists a student who demonstrates financial need and is in his/her senior year of study. (FAFSA)

*+The Sherwood/Portsmouth Scholarships are funded annually by a trust established by the late Calder Sherwood III, a professor emeritus in the departments of Chemical Sciences and Physics/Geophysical Sciences. Professor Sherwood served on the Old Dominion University faculty for 38 years. The scholarships are awarded to graduates of public high schools in Portsmouth, Virginia who demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

The John and Grace Staley Memorial Scholarships are made possible by an endowment from the estate of Grace Staley to assist one male and one female student who successfully completes the University Ladders program. The recipients must have an advisor’s recommendation.

The Student Scholarship Fund was established by the Vice President for Advancement to assist undergraduate students.

*The Tang Family Scholarship Endowment was established to assist a full-time student sho demonstrates financial need.  The recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. (FAFSA)

The Brent M. Terres Leadership Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Sigma Nu Fraternity Inc., Eta Chi Chapter (“Sigma Nu”) to assist an active member of Sigma Nu. The recipient must be a full-time student, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, and demonstrate involvement in the community, campus, and fraternity. In the event Sigma Nu may not have an active chapter at ODU, the scholarship must be awarded to a full-time student majoring in computer engineering who has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. The student must also receive a computer engineering faculty recommendation.

+The Town-N-Gown Scholarship has been established by Town-N-Gown, an association dedicated to promoting cooperation between the Hampton Roads community and the University in order to promote better understanding in fulfilling the aims and ideals of each. The scholarship recipient rotates annually from the following: (1) resident of the greater Hampton Roads area, (2) a member of or dependent of active duty military personnel and (3) a dependent of an Old Dominion University faculty or staff member.

The Hugh L. Vaughan Scholarship has been established by an endowment to assist handicapped students. Preference is given to blind students. Recipients must be native born citizens and residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

*The Verlander Foundation Endowed Scholarship was established by the George W. Verlander and Cornelia M. Verlander Memorial Foundation to assist students who reside or are a dependent of a resident of Lancaster County, Virginia.  Students must be full-time undergraduates who maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, and must demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

*+The E. C. Wareheim Foundation “Returning Women’s” Scholarship has been established by an endowment to assist one or more returning women from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake or Suffolk who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who enroll part-time. (FAFSA)

The Lewis and Lisa Warren Scholarship Endowment was established by Lewis and Lisa Warren  to assist a full-time undergraduate student with sophomore or greater standing.  The recipient must have a minimum 3.2 grade point average.  Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated participation in community service activities.

The Lewis and Virginia Webb Jr. Scholarship was established in 1975 by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association to honor this former president of the University and his wife. It is awarded to the rising junior with the highest grade point average at the end of his/her sophomore year of study.

*+The Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner International Affairs Scholarship is made possible through an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Weiner to assist a student who will be studying abroad through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Preference will be given to students who will study in a third world or developing country for the purpose of fostering international understanding and peace and who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship assists an undergraduate student who is a Virginia resident and demonstrates financial need. First preference is given to a student from Lambert’s Point neighborhood, second preference is given to a student from the neighborhoods surrounding the Old Dominion University campus, and the third preference to a student from the Hampton Roads area. (FAFSA)

*+The Calvert S. Whitehurst Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Mr. Robert B. Kendall and augmented by the Whitehurst Scholars Scholarship Foundation. The endowment recognizes the contribution of both Mr. Calvert S. Whitehurst and his son, Professor G. William Whitehurst, former member of the U.S. Congress. The scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need who demonstrates academic potential. (FAFSA)

*The Friends of Dr. G. William Whitehurst Scholarship is to be awarded to an undergraduate student with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who is eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. (FAFSA)

*The Fritz and Marcy Wildermann Scholarship was established in 1980 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Wildermann to assist a student who meets Old Dominion University’s minimum academic requirements and has financial need. (FAFSA)

*The Robert F. and Nancy M. Wildermann Endowed Scholarship was established by an endowment in 2001 by Nancy M. Wildermann. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student who demonstrates eligibility to receive the Federal Pell Grant. The recipient must have a grade point average between 2.5 and 2.75 (FAFSA)

The Frieda Young Science and Engineering Prize is awarded annually to a female with the highest grade point average who is a rising junior in either the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology or the College of Sciences. Some restrictions on majors do apply within each college and the recipient must be a U.S. citizen.

Other Financial Aid Resources

*The GATS, Inc. Endowed Scholarship has been established by the GATS Charity Fund to assist a full-time freshman student majoring in the sciences, engineering, math, or computer science. The recipient must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA)

+The Parker Lesley Endowed Fund has been established for students who demonstrate need for special circumstances. Special circumstances are defined as emergency travel, supplies, equipment, etc. (ESSAY) (757) 683-5524

*The Emily and Christine Maria Grant Endowment was established by Helen Clark, executor of the Christine Maria estate, on behalf of the late Christine A. Maria and her sister Emily to assist  full-time undergraduate students who participate in student leadership activities as defined by the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement.  Students must demonstrate financial need and preference is given to students majoring in music or science. (FAFSA)

The George Wilcox Kirby, Jr. Scholarship was established by George Wilcox Kirby, Jr. to assist full-time undergraduate students.

The Prabhav Maniyar International Exchange Program Scholarship was established to assist a full-time international student with particular preference to students from the nation of Kenya and the Sudan.  Recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The Donald K. Marchand Sigma Nu Endowed Scholarship was established by Darden Watkins Jones, Jr. and Richard R. Early to assist undergraduate or graduate student(s) who are enrolled full-time or part-time, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, and who demonstrate involvement in the community, campus and fraternity.  Preference will be given to active members of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

+The Monarch Athletic Bands Endowed Scholarship was established by the Old Dominion University Educational Foundation.  The recipient(s) must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, successfully complete an audition, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for an undergraduate student or minimum GPA of 3.0 for a graduate student.

The ODU Credit Union Scholarship has been established for members of the ODU Credit Union or their dependents.  The applicant must be an admitted Old Dominion University student in good standing or a candidate with worthy credentials.  An application, transcripts, and a short (250 word) essay are required.  (757) 533-9308.

The C. Donald Porter Endowed Scholarship in Music was established by Retail Alliance in honor of its former President C. Donald Porter.  The scholarship recipient must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in music with a concentration in piano.  The student must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

+The James Stamos Scholarships in Voice and Piano are made possible by a bequest from Mr. Stamos to assist several students who are majoring in either voice or piano. Information concerning audition requirements is available from the Music Department. Contact the chair of the department. (AUDITION) (757) 683-4061

+The Student Activities Scholarships in music are awarded to students who participate in one or more Music Department activities including concert choir, band, orchestra, Madrigal Singers and brass choir. Information concerning audition requirements is available from the Music Department. Contact the chair of the department. (AUDITION, PARTICIPATION) (757) 683-4061

+The Viburnum Acting Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the Viburnum Foundation to provide monetary awards to acting students. (AUDITION)

The Melvin H. Williams Scholarship for Exercise Science was established to assist a student in the exercise science program in the Department of Human Movement Sciences.  The recipient must be a rising senior, enrolled full time, and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Veterans and Dependents Benefits

Information about the administration of education assistance under the Veterans Administration may be obtained from the VA website: www.vba.va.gov. Students wishing to use their VA benefits at Old Dominion University may find further information on the University Registrar’s web page: http://www.odu.edu/military/students/veterans-services.

Contact the Office of the University Registrar for further assistance:
phone: 757 683-4425
FAX: 757 683-5357
email to vaservices@odu.edu.

Termination of Aid

Failure to remain in good academic standing will result in automatic withdrawal of financial aid by the University. Failure to comply with the conditions of a financial award will cause its termination and the return of any unexpended funds as well as repayment, in some cases, of funds already utilized. Undergraduate-specific endowed scholarships will be withdrawn immediately for the term in which an undergraduate student advances to an admitted graduate student status.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

For information on financial aid for graduate students and graduate assistantship guidelines, refer to the Graduate Catalog.