Your scholarship renewal is based on annual evaluation of your GPA at a 3.2 and reporting of your community service hours. We want to make that reporting easy for you.
Based on student preference or those of the service agency, scholars have two means for turning in their service hours. You can exclusively use one or the other or can submit a combination of hours through both means.
UGIVE is an online database that allows any UC student to review service options hosted by various service providers, register for events and opportunities, and receive provider validation of service hours completed. It is an easy means for scholars to not only complete their service for scholarship renewal but also build a service resume for their job search or grad school application processes. It also provides you an easy record of your service should you have to submit your efforts to student organizations or others.
Signing up for UGIVE is easy.
Key to the registration process will be to be part of the correct scholar group within UGIVE so that your hours are reported. You can be part of other groups within UGIVE as well, but please sign up for Cincinnatus Scholars or UC Global Scholars based on your scholarship so that the Scholarship and New Student Financial Aid Center will receive notification of your completed, validated service hours.
If Cincinnatus or UC Global is not a listed group for you, use the "Join a Group" link in the menu following registration. The down arrow next to your college name (in the upper right once signed in) will allow you to join other groups. You can also go to uc.ugive.org/Group/Join/.
Students with questions about registration or the UGIVE site can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a UGIVE registrant, you can access the Website at any time at uc.ugive.edu.
On the site, you will be able to review a host of service opportunities offered throughout the Cincinnati area. New opportunities will be added routinely by service organizations registered with UGIVE so students are encouraged to review the listings regularly.
General service options are listed. While most will meet the requirements of service for your scholarship renewal, listing within UGIVE does not automatically make them authorized scholarship opportunities. You can contact email@example.com or 513-556-2420 if you have questions about any opportunity after reviewing basic service requirements.
When reviewing service options, you will also be able to register for individual events. Please be respectful of service providers by keeping your commitment once you have registered to be at an event. They are counting on you being in attendance.
Following the event, service providers will validate your completion of service. You can also log on to the UGIVE site to see that your hours have been validated as complete. This validation may take several days depending on the individual service agency.
The Scholarship and New Student Financial Aid Center will retrieve completed, validated hours on a monthly basis for all students registered as a member of the Cincinnatus group within UGIVE. Therefore, no further action is required to submit hours completed via the UGIVE process.
NOTE: UGIVE began as a platform for high schools to track service. In the coming months, you will see an increasing number of UC-appropriate service opportunities listed.
Scholars who volunteer at service agencies (particularly those outside of the Cincinnati area) not utilizing UGIVE will need to submit the paper Community Service Report Form*.
The type of service provided is noted, and the scholar must sign the report form. A non-student representative of the agency or organization will also sign off on the service entry.
Only use the paper submission for hours NOT reported as complete in UGIVE.
Forms are submitted to the
Scholarship & New Student Financial Aid Center
340 University Pavilion
It is wise to make a copy of your report form(s) for your own record prior to submission.
* Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download, is required to view and print this form.
Service hours are to be completed during the academic year. Your service must have occurred after the first day of fall term and completed and submitted by the final day of spring semester.
For 2012-13, the final day for completing or submitting hours for scholarship renewal is Friday, April 26, 2013. Students who are submitting hours for summer 2013 scholarships also need to submit the hours by April 26th.
While there is no requirement to submit hours each term, scholars are encouraged to submit their hours as they complete them in order to avoid problems at the end of the year. Service reported as complete via UGIVE will be reviewed and posted to your renewal record on a monthly basis. Students submitting paper service reports are asked to submit them routinely throughout the academic year as well.
Students can assume their submitted hours are eligible toward their renewal requirement. In cases when hours are not acceptable, scholars will be notified via email when the service is reviewed monthly from UGIVE or generally within 2 weeks of submitting a paper report form.
Questions on UGIVE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions on Cincinnatus, authorized service, or service hours: email@example.com; 513-556-2420