The UC National Outreach Award is a scholarship program recognizing the academic merit of students coming to the University of Cincinnati from select, targeted geographic areas.
Qualifying students who enroll directly from a high school within the targeted states into a baccalaureate degree program are eligible for a renewable $6,000 annual award to reduce out-of-state tuition costs.1
Awardees will also be considered for other UC freshman scholarship awards.
The targeted geographic areas for the UC National Outreach Award are incoming freshmen residents of the following states:
|District of Columbia|
Students residing in one of these states who meet the December 1 application deadline will automatically be reviewed for possible awarding.
To be considered for renewable UC National Outreach Awards of $6,000, incoming freshmen must have a complete application for admission (the Common Application including UC-specific areas, high school-submitted transcript, official test scores sent directly from testing agencies, and at least one letter of recommendation) by December 1st of their senior year.
Qualifying incoming freshmen must meet the following three criteria:
- 3.2 unweighted/3.5 weighted GPA as reported on the official transcript used in the admission decision
- 26 ACT composite or 1170 SAT combined critical reading and math score
- Be assessed full non-resident surcharge1 when coming to UC from one of the targeted states
All UC National Outreach Awards are renewed for the length of the undergraduate academic program2 providing the student maintains a 3.2 GPA and completes the annual 30-hour community service requirement.
- Students eligible for Ohio residency, tuition remission, reciprocity, or metropolitan tuition programs, a UC Global Scholarship, or any scholarship exceeding $6,000 directed only for non-resident fees are ineligible for this award program.
- Length of the undergraduate program is considered 8 full-time, in-class semesters.