The cornerstone scholarship program for incoming freshmen to the University of Cincinnati is Cincinnatus. The brightest and most promising prospective freshmen in all academic disciplines are selected to receive renewable awards totaling more than $22 million in University of Cincinnati four-year scholarships.
To be considered for awards, incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.2 unweighted high school GPA 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. Eligible Cincinnatus scholars will be determined by academic program.
|10 Presidential awards of $92,000
(est. $23,000 per year covers full tuition, fees, room, board,
and a book allowance)
|Up to 60 Excellence awards of $68,000
(awarded to National Merit & National Achievement Finalists;
est. $17,000 per year covers in-state tuition, fees, on-campus room,
and a one-time $1,500 to support computer purchase,
study abroad experience, or undergraduate research)
|Century and University awards
ranging from $6,000 to $24,000 ($1,500 to $6,000 per year)
Again, only students whose admission application (including transcript and official test scores) are complete by December 1, 2013, will be considered for scholarship awards.
Cincinnatus scholarship awards will be mailed to the highest achieving students in their selected academic program. Based on institutional enrollment goals, additional students may be awarded at the discretion of the university.
Cincinnatus is not just another scholarship program. With its focus on community service while enrolled, students turn their unique experiences, aptitudes, and abilities into a quality education at the University of Cincinnati.
* Students applying to branch campus programs utilize the UC Online Apply application and do not submit a letter of recommendation; high school transcript and test scores sent by agencies required for scholarship consideration.
December 1 is also the early action deadline used for most other UC freshmen scholarship awards including most college-based awards.
For maximum scholarship consideration across campus, all incoming freshmen are encouraged to have a completed admission application (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) submitted by December 1.
Details will be sent to Cincinnatus-qualifying students in early February. Cincinnatus awards will be made in mid-March.