Scholarships are funds that do not have to be paid back and are typically awarded based on academic achievement or other criteria. There are two different types of scholarships: internal University of Cincinnati scholarships and external scholarships.

University of Cincinnati Scholarships

External Scholarships

There are billions of dollars of external scholarship money available to students of all qualifications, abilities, and interests.

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Scholarship Application Tips

  • Remember, there are plenty available, so check these sources often.
  • Your local community can be a vital resource. Check with community organizations and foundations.
  • Treat applying for scholarships like a job and prepare before applying. The Learning Commons can assist with essays or resumes.

How to Submit an External Scholarship

Student's name and UCID must be included on the check. The Scholarship Check Processing Form can be submitted with the check, but is not required.

Scholarship checks can be submitted in-person to the One Stop Center, located on the 2nd floor of University Pavilion or mailed directly to the address below:

University of Cincinnati

Office of the Bursar, Sponsored Student Accounts

P.O. Box 210140

Cincinnati, OH 45221-0140

Scholarship checks made payable to UC (or to the student and UC), must be applied to the student's bill. The university cannot sign the scholarship check over to the student.