Ohio University Launches Ohio Regional Promise

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Ohio University Zanesville announced plans for a new initiative that will make the college experience more affordable to Pell eligible students.

Ohio University Zanesville’s Dean of Campus and Community Relations Hannah Nissen explains how the Ohio Regional Promise initiative works.

“This will offer some wonderful opportunities for students throughout southeastern Ohio who might attend any of our regional campuses. This is an automatic, four year, renewable scholarship program that covers up to the full cost of regional campus tuition and mandatory fees,” Nissen said.

The scholarship is available to first year students and will cover the difference between the tuition cost and what the Pell grant provides.

“This is open to students who are interested in baccalaureate programs but also those who are interested in associate degree programs. For those students who are interested in programs that cannot be completed on one of the regional campuses there is the opportunity for them to gain additional scholarship dollars so that they can complete their degrees on the Athens campus,” Nissen said.

Students who are Pell eligible and carry a 3.0 grade point average will need to fill out the application along with their FAFSA and admission paperwork then submit it all by May 15. 

For further details you can visit them online.

Matthew Morris
Matt joined WHIZ in 2014 as a part-time radio board operator. In 2018, he graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's Carr Van Anda program where he earned an Outstanding Entrepreneurship award for his Photo-Journalism work at area speedways. Matt is a native of Morgan County who is familiar with the layout and history of Southeastern Ohio.