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Community College Transfer Scholarships

UC offers scholarship opportunities for community college graduates with associate degrees.

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships – up to four $6,000 annual scholarships for members of the community college honor society Phi Theta Kappa who have graduated with an associate degree from a two-year college within the last two years with a 3.75 cumulative grade-point-average. Proof of membership is required. Please include your membership number with the application.

  • UC Community College Transfer Scholarships – up to fifty $2,100 annual scholarship for students who have graduated with an associate degree from a two-year college within the last two years with a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average.

  • Cincinnati Pathways – students who have graduated from Cincinnati State Community College with an associate degree within the last two years with a 3.40 or higher cumulative grade point average admitted through Cincinnati Pathways and transferring directly from the associate degree-granting program into a UC baccalaureate program will receive a $2,100 annual scholarship.

  • Sinclair Pathways Scholarships – up to twelve $2,100 annual scholarship for students who have graduated with an associate degree from Sinclair Community College within the last two years with a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average.

  • UC Blue Ash College and UC Clermont College Scholarships – up to twelve $2,100 annual scholarship for students who have graduated with an associate degree from UC Blue Ash College or Clermont College within the last two years with a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average and who have transitioned to a UC four year college.

Renewability

The rewards are renewable over four academic semesters (equivalent to the two-years, generally required for community college transfer students to complete their bachelor’s degree at UC). Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time at UC, make satisfactory academic progress and earn at least a 3.2 GPA.

Qualifications

To qualify, community college students need to have completed their associate degree within two years of their planned enrollment at UC or be working to complete it by fall semester. They must also be transferring directly from a degree-granting community college to a UC non-distance learning bachelor's degree program for fall enrollment.

No separate scholarship application: To be considered for the scholarships, community college transfer students must have their application for admission and transcript information submitted to UC by July 1. Qualified transfer students will be offered the scholarships based on evaluation of their application for admission to UC.

Questions Regarding Scholarships

Contact: Andrew Coggins 513-556-1238
Transfer & Lifelong Learning Center
transfer@uc.edu