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.
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.
“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.
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.
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: