All Ashbrook Scholars are awarded a modest annual scholarship—$2,000—toward their studies at Ashland University, renewable each year based on merit. There are also several other scholarships for which Ashbrook Scholars are eligible, and the average amount of scholarships for Ashbrook Scholars is nearly $13,000 per year. In addition to tuition scholarships, Ashbrook Scholars frequently receive financial assistance for travel expenses to seminars and cost-of-living stipends for internships.
While financial assistance may be part of what attracts students to the program, for most it is not what keeps them in the program. The high retention rate of Ashbrook Scholars has more to do with the challenge of meeting our high expectations, the rewarding sense of accomplishment in meeting those challenges, and the bonds they form with other Ashbrook Scholars, faculty, and staff.