The University of Cincinnati is excited to provide scholarship opportunities that reward your achievements and assist you in meeting your college costs. More detailed information for these key campus-wide programs is available through the links in each paragraph. Additional information is available on the scholarship chart.
Incoming Freshmen Scholarships
Cincinnatus Scholarship Program
The cornerstone University of Cincinnati freshman scholarship program continues to be Cincinnatus, a program that awards more than $22 million in UC four-year scholarships. Awards are made at multiple levels to the brightest and most promising prospective freshmen in academic disciplines throughout all of the undergraduate colleges.
For Cincinnatus scholarship consideration, incoming freshmen must have their complete admission application (to include official transcript and test score, when required) at UC by December 1st of their senior year.
Scholarships are renewable for up to 8 full-time, in-class semesters subject to completing the annual 30-hour community service requirement and maintaining a minimum 3.2 grade point average.
UC National Outreach Award
The UC National Outreach Award is a scholarship program recognizing the academic merit of students coming to the University of Cincinnati from designated states.
Students can be awarded a renewable annual award to reduce out-of-state tuition costs. For consideration, incoming freshmen must have their complete admission application (to include official transcript and test score, when required) at UC by December 1st of their senior year.
UC National Outreach awards are renewable for up to 8 full-time, in-class semesters subject to completing the annual 30-hour community service requirement and maintaining a minimum 3.2 grade point average. Further information is available from the Office of Admissions.
Darwin T. Turner Scholarship Program
Named in honor of the youngest person ever to graduate from UC, the Darwin T. Turner Scholarship Program provides in-state tuition and book allowance stipend. First-time students admitted into a baccalaureate program must have a 3.0 GPA for consideration. Students must have a complete admission application (including official transcript and test score, when required) at UC by December 1st.
Scholars enjoy a strong sense of community through academic and service activities required for scholarship renewal.
Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
The State of Ohio has awarded specialized scholarships to innovative STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) academic programs. Several proposals by University of Cincinnati faculty have been selected to provide scholarship funding and programmatic benefits to recruit and retain Ohio STEMM students.
To be considered for these renewable awards offered in engineering, sciences, and allied health, mathematics with a focus in actuarial science, medical sciences, or nursing, incoming first-year students must submit a complete admission application (including transcript) at UC by December 1st of their senior year. Limited awards will be determined by the colleges of these academic disciplines.
Alumni Legacy Scholarships
The UC Alumni Association will review admission applictions of high achieving students within the Cincinnatus scholars whose parent or grandparent is a UC graduate and member of the Loyal Bearcat or William Howard Taft Society donors.
Students must have a complete admission application (including transcript) at UC by December 1st.
For maximum UC scholarship consideration, incoming freshmen should complete their admission application (the Common Application including UC-specific areas, high school-submitted transcript, official test scores sent directly from testing agencies (when required), and at least one letter of recommendation) by the early action deadline of December 1.
Learn more about UC's test-optional admissions.
All UC scholarship awards are made in accordance with the UC scholarship policies.
Incoming freshmen, transfers and continuing students can explore UC and other scholarship opportunities using our scholarship search tool located on the top navigation bar throughout this site.
UC academic programs list their scholarship options. As well, many outside agencies provide UC with scholarship information that we, in turn, make available to you. Please use this search tool routinely as new scholarships are posted as information becomes available.
Search tools on non-UC websites including www.fastweb.com can provide additional scholarship options. Students are always cautioned from paying to apply for or receive scholarship information.