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Scholarships

Scholarships are financial awards based on academic merit, need, talent or other criteria. Scholarships do not require repayment and are from the college, state, or private sources.
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MadTree and Cincinnati State are pleased to announce the MadTree Brewing Science Scholarship, which seeks to bring more diversity to brewing and is available to demographics underrepresented in the industry, specifically women and people of color.

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Institutional & Foundation Scholarships 

The Cincinnati State Institutional Scholarship Program awards scholarships to new and current students. The amount of the scholarship and the eligibility criteria vary, but may include academic merit or financial need.  The online scholarship application opens each year on November 1 and the deadline is February 15. Students applying after the February 15 date are only considered if scholarships are available after first offers are completed.  Priority consideration goes to students who applied prior to the deadline. 

“Getting a scholarship allowed me to take out less financial aid, which will lower my overall student loan debt. I was able to focus more on school and not worry about a large loan waiting me afterwards.”

— Amber R.

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Honors Program Scholarship 

The Honors Program awards scholarships to students accepted into the program, who must demonstrate academic merit along with financial need.  These scholarships may cover the cost of tuition, fees,  books, or a combination of these costs. 

Scholarships are a great way to help pay for school. Listen to these Cincy State scholarship recipient stories.

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Other Scholarship Opportunities 

Students can apply to external (or “outside”) scholarship programs, not affiliated with Cincinnati State, to help cover the cost of their education. Outside scholarship programs vary widely in eligibility requirements and award amounts. Many organizations, such as churches and religious organizations, civic and community groups, and fraternities and sororities, provide scholarships to support college education.

In some cases, employers may provide financial assistance to employees or their family members who are pursuing a college education. Check with your supervisor or the Human Resources department in your workplace to learn if educational assistance is available. 

Getting a scholarship allowed me to take the classes I needed towards my degree and not have to take out any loans.

— Heather F., ECE student 

Resources for Outside Scholarships 

You can search for other external scholarship opportunities at these scholarship database websites: