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National Outreach Award

The National Outreach Award recognizes the academic merit of students coming to the University of Cincinnati from select, targeted geographic areas. Eligible students will be awarded $24,000 ($6,000 annually) renewable for up to four academic years.

  • Be a resident of or graduate from a high school in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, or Wisconsin
  • Complete their admission application* by December 1 of their senior year of high school
  • Have earned a 3.20 unweighted GPA or a 3.50 weighted GPA (4.00 scale)
  • Have a 26 ACT composite or 1240 (redesigned test) or 1170 (old test; CR+M) SAT composite
  • Not be eligible for Ohio residency, tuition remission, reciprocity, or Metropolitan rates


Additional Information

  • Awardees will also be considered for other University of Cincinnati first-year scholarships.
  • For more information about eligibility and renewal criteria please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.


*A complete application includes:

  • The Common Application, including writing prompts and information specific to the University of Cincinnati
  • $50 application fee or fee waiver
  • Common Application School Report or letter of recommendation (both are strongly encouraged)
  • ACT or SAT test scores sent directly from the testing agency
  • Official high school transcripts (must be requested by the student)