Cincinnatus Scholarship

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.

For more information about the Cincinnatus Scholarship Program, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office via email at


10 Presidential Scholarships of $94,000 are awarded annually to academically competitive students (est. $23,500 per year covers full tuition, fees, room, board, and a book allowance).

Century and University

Numerous Century and University Scholarships of $6,000 to $24,000 ($1,500 to $6,000 per year) are awarded annually to academically competitive students.

Additional Information

  • Annual $3,000 Cincinnatus Out-of-State Scholarship is added to awards for students who are not eligible for Indiana Metro Rate or Reciprocity, Kentucky Metro Rate or Reciprocity, or the National Outreach Scholarship award.
  • All Cincinnatus scholarships are renewed for the length of the undergraduate academic program provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and completes the annual 30-hour community service requirement.

Award Determinations

  • Qualifying students will be determined based on their overall admission application
  • Consideration for award amounts will be based on the qualifying students for each academic program
  • Notifications and associated details will begin in February and continue through final awards in mid-March


*A complete first-year application includes:

  • The Common Application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee (or fee waiver)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT test scores (optional)**
  • Letter of Recommendation (optional)