National Outreach Award

The National Outreach Award recognizes the academic merit of incoming, first-year University of Cincinnati students from select, targeted geographic areas.

Requirements and Eligibility

  • 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 during your senior year of high school
  • Qualifying incoming freshmen will be reviewed based on the strength of their admission application including personal statement and high school record 
  • Weighted GPA is determined and used for award eligibility if the high school weights any GPAs
  • Award selection and amount determination are made to the highest achieving students in each academic program 
  • All UC National Outreach Awards are renewed for the length of the undergraduate academic program providing the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and completes the annual 30-hour community service requirement

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