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Scholarships are financial awards that do not require repayment and can be based on financial need, grades, or other criteria.

Institutional Scholarships

The Cincinnati State Scholarship Program awards scholarships to new, incoming students and to current students. The amount of the scholarship and the eligibility criteria vary, and can be based on a student’s academic program, financial need, grade point average, or other criteria set by the donor who established the scholarship.

Eligibility for Institutional Scholarships

View a List of all Institutional Scholarships:

  • View the list at: (opens in a new window)
  • This list shows all Cincinnati State scholarships that were available as of Feb. 15, 2020, and may be modified in the future.

How to Apply for Institutional Scholarships for 2021-22

  • Applications for institutional scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year open Nov. 1, 2020, and close Feb. 15, 2021.
    • To start the process, log in to the online scholarship application system at
    • You'll log in with your Cincinnati State MyServices name and password.
    • If you are not yet a student at Cincinnati State, complete a Cincinnati State application and you'll receive your MyServices login.
  • Selecting Scholarship References
    • In the online Scholarship Application, you'll provide the name and email address for a professional reference.
      • References should not be your family members.
      • References should be people such as your current or former teachers, or supervisors from your work or volunteer activities.
    • Your references will get an email message telling them how to submit their recommendation online.
    • You'll be able to track when your reference letters arrive (and remind them of the Feb. 15 deadline, if needed).
  • Complete your FAFSA form by Feb. 15, 2021. Use school code 010345 for Cincinnati State.
  • You will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. 

Honors Scholarships

Honors Scholarships are based on academic achievement and financial need and cover tuition, fees, and books. To view the Honors Scholarships click here.


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