Discover Boundless Possibilities with OWU Connection Grants: Unleashing the Power of Exploration, Community Impact, Global Travel, and Professional Growth

OWU Connection grants are funded by generous donors to help students design and execute personalized and impactful OWU Connection experiences. OWU believes that every student should have the opportunity to Think Big, Do Good, Go Global, and Get Real and these grants help make that happen. 

Recent grants have supported projects that include studying green energy and hydrogen fuel cells; comparing the elementary school structures in Dublin, Ireland, and Dublin, Ohio; building rapport between cultures while interning with the East Meets West Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and interning as a data analyst at a high-growth technology company.

To date, OWU Connection grants have awarded over $2 million to the campus community, enabling thousands of OWU students, faculty, and staff to conduct research, complete service projects, travel, and intern in 62 countries (including the U.S.) and 25 states/territories, including Ohio.

OWU Connection Grants Include:

Theory-to-Practice Grants

Did you learn something in class that struck your interest? For example, maybe you want to dive deeper into why an organism functions in a certain way,  experience life in a culture different from your own, or provide service through sustained volunteerism. Does this idea or activity require more than $1,000 of funding, if so, Theory-to-Practice grants are best suited for you.

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Small Grants

Do you want to take part in an experience that enables you to extend or elevate a topic or area of interest from a class that costs less than $1,000? If so, Small Grants are best suited for you. 

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Blaine E. Grimes Grants

Is your major or minor in the Economics and Business department? Do you need support to help you take part in an internship or career development? If so, this program is the best fit for you. 

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Grants

Do you have an idea that will support OWU becoming more inclusive? If so, the DEI Grants Program is best suited for you. 

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Contact Info


Slocum Hall
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015


David D. Markwardt
Associate Dean of the OWU Connection
Slocum Hall 308 |

Megan R. Ellis
Executive Director of the OWU Connection
Slocum Hall 211 |