National Outreach Award

The National Outreach Award recognizes the academic merit of incoming, first-year University of Cincinnati students 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 the Common App and submit all required application documents by December 1, 2019, during the senior year of high school
  • Have earned a 3.50 weighted GPA (on a 4.00 scale), or if your school does not use a weighted scale, a 3.20 unweighted GPA 
  • Have a 26 ACT composite or 1240 SAT combined critical reading and math score
  • Be charged the full non-resident tuition
    (i.e., be ineligible for Ohio residency, tuition remission, reciprocity or metropolitan rates, receive a UC Global scholarship, or other funding of $6000 or more directed at the non-resident surcharge)

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 Student Financial Aid Office