Scholarships are financial awards given to further student's education. Scholarships are given based on merit and/or need, and are awarded on various criteria, usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship awards typically do not have to be paid back.
Cincinnati State offers an internal scholarship program, and also accepts all types of aid from external scholarship sources. The College also offers athletic and honors scholarships.
Cincinnati State Scholarship Program
The purpose of the scholarship program at Cincinnati State is to acknowledge and reward high academic achievement by helping deserving students finance their college educational costs. The Cincinnati State scholarship application deadline date is February 15th of each calendar year (No exceptions.)
Recipients of a scholarship from Cincinnati State must reapply each year.
Cincinnati State students may apply for our scholarships by completing an application and having two letters of recommendations to the Office of Financial Aid.
Eligibility requirements include:
• U.S. citizen and Eligible Non-Citizens
• Admitted into a degree or certificate program
• 3.0 Grade Point Average (some scholarships require a 2.0)
• Completed a minimum of 12 institutional credit hours for continuing & transferred students
• For need-based applicants, have FAFSA results on file.
o Complete a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
o Cincinnati Sate school code: 010345
o FAFSA is available beginning January 1st
Click here for a list of the 2013-2014 Cincinnati State Scholarships and other criteria. Scholarships are now available to apply online, starting November 2, 2012!
How to Apply
Students interested in a scholarship must have completed the admissions process and have access to MyCState. Applications can be completed by logging into their MyCState account, continue to MyServices and click on Cincy State Scholarship.
Completed applications and materials include:
• The 2013-2014 Scholarship Application (on-line only)
• Two letters of recommendations (on-line only) Cincinnati State eForms - Cincinnati State Scholarship Recommendation Form. (This MUST be completed by someone other than the student and must be a professional reference.)
• A submitted 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (for need based scholarships only)
All relevant materials must be received electronically by the Office of Financial Aid no later than February 15th, 2013 by 11:59:59pm. No exceptions.
Students who complete all requirements to apply for a scholarship by the due date will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. The number and type of scholarships vary from year to year depending on donations received for the scholarship program.
Cincinnati State annually offers Honors Scholarships to eligible students who are accepted into the Honors Program.
Private (“Outside”) Scholarship Opportunities
Cincinnati State welcomes all types of external scholarship funding.
The public library is an excellent source of information on private sources of financial aid. Many companies have programs to help students pay for post-secondary educational cost for employees and their family members. In addition, financial assistance is available from many foundations, religious organizations, fraternities, sororities, town and city clubs, local school boards, and civic groups. This information is free. There are free online scholarship search programs accessible via the Internet.
Through Cincinnati State, students are also invited to access one of the largest, Department of Education-approved, free online scholarship search programs, FASTWeb, by visiting www.fastweb.com. Students are also encouraged to review the Scholarship Bulletin Board located outside the Office of Financial Aid for up-to-date scholarship opportunities.
Here is a list of some external scholarship opportunities.
For more information about scholarships or other financial aid at Cincinnati State, please contact us.