Scholarships

Student excited at graduation

There is no separate application for merit-based scholarships at the University of Cincinnati. You will be reviewed for these awards based on the credentials and materials you submit with your online application. If any additional information is needed for review, the University of Cincinnati and the respective scholarship review team will notify you and provide further details.

 

Merit-based Scholarships

 

Cincinnatus Scholarship Program

The cornerstone scholarship program for the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnatus provides more than $22 million in renewable scholarships to the brightest and most promising incoming first-year students in all academic disciplines. 

To be considered for this award, incoming first-year students must submit a completed application and required accompanying materials by December 1 of their senior year.

 

Darwin T. Turner Scholarship Program

The Darwin T. Turner Scholarship Program was established in 1976 to honor an African American student who, at the age of 16, was the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Cincinnati. The Office of Ethnic Programs & Services offers this scholarship program to promote academic excellence, foster diversity and provide leadership opportunities to incoming students.

To be considered for this award, incoming first-year students must submit a completed application and required accompanying materials by December 1 of their senior year and meet the additional qualifying criteria.

 

Alumni Legacy and Network Scholarships

University of Cincinnati Alumni Scholarships are awarded to qualifying students who are lineal descendants (children or grandchildren) of University of Cincinnati graduates who are Loyal Bearcat or William Howard Taft donors (former Sustaining and Life Members) as well as to students from participating UCAA regional alumni network areas.  All scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, demonstrated service, and leadership.

To be considered for this award, incoming first-year students must submit a completed application and required accompanying materials by December 1 of their senior year.

 

National Outreach Award

Recognizing the academic merit of students coming to the University of Cincinnati from select, targeted geographic areas, we are able to provide eligible students with $24,000-6,000 annually.

To be considered for this award, incoming first-year students must submit a completed application and required accompanying materials by December 1 of their senior year. Additionally, applicants must be a resident of or graduate from high school in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Texas, or Virginia.

 

University of Cincinnati Global Scholarship (International students only)


The University of Cincinnati Global Scholarship is exclusively for international undergraduate applicants. Awards range from $1,000 to full tuition each year and are renewable for up to four academic years.

All applicants are considered for this scholarship however award amounts for top applicants are based on differing priority deadlines.  

 

Transfer Student Scholarships

The University of Cincinnati is able to offer former community college students several scholarships that are renewable for up to four academic semesters (two academic years).

To be considered for the scholarships, community college transfer students must submit their application for admission and transcript information by July 1. 

 


 

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The University of Cincinnati is committed to the ideal of universal Web accessibility and strives to provide an accessible Web presence that enables all university community members and visitors full access to information provided on its websites. Every effort has been made to make these pages as accessible as possible in accordance with the applicable guidelines.

The University of Cincinnati does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities.

The University of Cincinnati is committed to the ideal of universal Web accessibility and strives to provide an accessible Web presence that enables all university community members and visitors full access to information provided on its websites. Every effort has been made to make these pages as accessible as possible in accordance with the applicable guidelines.

The University of Cincinnati does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities.

The University of Cincinnati is committed to the ideal of universal Web accessibility and strives to provide an accessible Web presence that enables all university community members and visitors full access to information provided on its websites. Every effort has been made to make these pages as accessible as possible in accordance with the applicable guidelines.