Through the generosity of many donors and university resources, UC is able to offer scholarship awards to both undergraduate and graduate students. Many students are fortunate to receive awards from UC or from outside resources.

The cornerstone scholarship program for incoming freshmen to the University of Cincinnati is the 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. The College of Engineering and Applied Science also has a limited number of scholarships available for incoming students.

To be considered for Cincinnatus and other merit-based awards, incoming freshmen with a strong high school record must complete their UC application for admission by December 1st of their senior year of high school. 

Additionally, many student consider UC’s nationally renowned cooperative education program the “Ultimate Scholarship.” UC’s co-op experiences are paid, with engineering students making, on average, $15-25/hour. Over five co-op semesters, UC engineering students earn approximately $45,000-55,000 total co-op income. Our most recent graduates of the college earned a starting salary of $65,500/year.