Transfer Student Scholarships
The College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Information Technology (CECH) is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to students who are seeking financial support. Each non-renewable scholarship is awarded to four recipients, in the amount of $1,000, in each category (First Responder, Transfer and Veterans). Awards are made based on available funds and are subject to fulfilling the application requirements and meeting satisfactory academic progress. PLEASE NOTE: You can only apply to one scholarship.
Scholarship Application Deadlines:
- Fall Deadline: June 15th
- Spring Deadline: October 15th
- Summer Deadline: February 15th
If you have questions about any CECH scholarship, please email us.
Students are eligible to be considered for the Cincinnati Pathways scholarship if they have graduated from Cincinnati State Community College with an associate degree within the last two years and who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average admitted through Cincinnati Pathways and transferring directly from the associate degree-granting program into a UC baccalaureate program will receive a $2,100 annual scholarship.
The Ohio Transfer Council Scholarship
Each year, the Ohio Transfer Council (OTC) awards multiple, non-renewable $1,000 scholarships for students transferring from one member institution to another. Scholarship funds are disbursed at the beginning of each term and are based on a student's grade report and enrollment status of the prior term. Visit the OTC's website for application information.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Up to four $6,000 annual scholarships will be awarded to members of the community college honor society Phi Theta Kappa who have graduated with an associate degree from a two-year college within the last two years and who have a 3.75 cumulative grade-point-average. Proof of membership is required.
Sinclair Pathways Scholarships
Up to twelve $2,100 annual scholarship will be awarded to students who have graduated with an associate degree from Sinclair Community College within the last two years and who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
UC Community College Transfer Scholarships
Up to fifty $2,100 annual scholarship will be awarded to students who have graduated with an associate degree from a two-year college within the last two years and who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
Renewable rewards are renewable over four academic semesters (equivalent to the two-years, generally required for community college transfer students to complete their bachelor’s degree at Cincinnati). Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time at UC, make satisfactory academic progress, and earn at least a 3.0 GPA.*
*Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship recipients must earn at least a 3.2 GPA.
For the community college scholarships listed above, community college students need to have completed their associate degree within two years of their planned enrollment at the University of Cincinnati or be working to complete it by fall semester. They must also be transferring directly from a degree-granting community college to a University of Cincinnati non-distance learning bachelor's degree program for fall enrollment.
Unless otherwise specified, there is no separate scholarship application. To be considered for the scholarships, community college transfer students must have their application for admission and transcript information submitted to Cincinnati by July 1. Qualified transfer students will be offered the scholarships based on evaluation of their application for admission to Cincinnati.