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Cincinnatus

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students painting for service hours
Scholars presenting on a panel

Rewarding Scholarship & Service: The University of Cincinnati's campus-wide scholarship program recognizes academic excellence in high school and provides financial assistance to students while enhancing their education through community service.

Because service is so highly valued at UC, the university named its keystone scholarship program for Cincinnatus – regarded as the ultimate model of selfless, heroic deeds. This humble farmer led his city to victory in a great battle in 458 BC. His success was so great that he could have claimed the right to rule Rome. The citizens continually pressed him to accept the dictatorship. For Cincinnatus, however, it was enough that his city was safe, and he returned to his farm.

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