Otterbein Students Benefit from Numerous Scholarships

Posted Nov 09, 2021

By Bridget Oder ’23

November is National Scholarship Month, and Otterbein’s financial aid officers are already hard at work matching recently accepted students to scholarships. In fact, 99% of first-year students receive merit and/or need-based aid.

In addition to merit and need-based scholarship, Otterbein has special scholarships that support diversity, talent, involvement, international students, transfer students, and more. These scholarships allow students to focus less on the financial aspects of paying their college tuition and more on academics and other aspects of college — like hanging out with friends, going on a late-night donut run Uptown, or attending sporting events.

“Students are also considered for the unique talents and contributions they will offer the Otterbein community,” said Executive Director of Admission Mark Moffitt. “Otterbein will be here to help students and their families in any way we can. We want this experience to be as important and exciting as it should be.”

Emma Urhammer is a senior public relations major from Sunbury, Ohio. She received the Columbus State Community College Scholarship when she transferred from Columbus State Community College to Otterbein.

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Liam Heard ’23

“This scholarship has helped me immensely at Otterbein because it makes my tuition more affordable. This is one of the reasons I chose Otterbein University over other colleges when transferring after earning my associate degree,” she said.

Liam Heard is a junior sport management major from Wairarapa, New Zealand. He received the International Alumni Scholarship.

“In regards to finances, having that expendable income, due to not spending my own money on tuition, means I have been able to buy my own flights so that I can travel back and forth between the U.S. and New Zealand, my own schoolbooks, and other things like food and groceries,” Heard said.

Learn more about Otterbein’s scholarships and financial aid awards online.