UC offers scholarship awards to both undergraduate and graduate students. Many students receive awards from the University of Cincinnati and often from outside resources.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Cincinnatus Scholarship

The cornerstone scholarship program for incoming first-year students to the University of Cincinnati is the Cincinnatus Scholarship. 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. 

FIRST Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration, complete admission application to University of Cincinnati (accessible on the Common App) must be submitted by December 1, 2023, as well as the FIRST Scholarship Application submitted by January 31, 2024. Only current high school seniors planning to enroll in college during the fall semester of 2024 will be considered for this award.

FIRST Scholarship Applications must be submitted electronically through this site.  Applications will not be accepted in other forms.  Up to 25 qualified students / FIRST participants will be selected for a one-time scholarship award between $2,000 and $5000.

Scholarships will be awarded during each recipient’s first year and the award is not renewable.  Student participation in an eligible FIRST program (FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST Robotics Competition) will be verified during the selection process. 

Students selected for the award must be offered admission to and enroll in a degree program offered through the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati in order to receive the award. 

You will need to log in to access the application. Please use your application status page login credentials. If you are unsure of or need to reset your password, please contact the Office of Admissions at (513) 556-1100. 

CEAS Regional Campus Student Scholarship

$1,000/academic semester for up to 6 academic semesters. 

  • Transitioning from UC Blue Ash or UC Clermont regional campuses to CEAS in any semester
  • Pell eligible
  • Meet published academic requirements for transition into a CEAS program and have been offered admission to CEAS program
  • Completed at least 12 credit hours at UC Blue Ash or UC Clermont excluding credit hours completed via CCP
  • Confirmed admission and enroll as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) upon entering CEAS
  • There is no separate application. All confirmed Blue Ash and Clermont transition students to CEAS are reviewed for eligibility. If eligible, the award will be automatically awarded.


Many students 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. 

Other CEAS Scholarships

The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) also awards college-based scholarships for incoming first-year students.     

To be considered for the above scholarships, incoming first-year students must complete their UC application for admission by December 1st of their senior year of high school.     

Current Student Scholarships

There are CEAS-based upper-level student scholarships available and students will be made aware of those by departments once they are past their first-year in CEAS.

Other Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program

The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program is funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a superior cybersecurity workforce at institutions of higher education. Learn more about the scholarship and application process.

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