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CPS Scholarship Partnerships

Cincinnati Public Schools has list of generous scholarship opportunities reserved for CPS graduates at partner colleges and universities.

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Scholarship Resources


This U.S. Department of Labor resource offers 8,000-plus scholarships that can be filtered for level of study, award type, amount, location, gender and deadline.

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Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation

The Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation partners with businesses, foundations and individual donors to provide college scholarships to Greater Cincinnati area students.

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The College Grants Database

This site offers information on grants.

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This database is free to sign up and hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships, which have resulted in more than $3.4 billion in funding.

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Users can save searches and narrow results from the more than 1.5 million scholarships listed and adjust information such as major, year in school, GPA, home zip code, and college or university to meet specific scholarship criteria.

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Tradition of Caring Mortuary Science Scholarship

Newcomer Funeral Service Group is committed to excellence in funeral service education. They annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate their core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth. 

This scholarship is open to:

  • All students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • High school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and all institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

Scholarships in the amounts of $3,500 and $500 are awarded annually and will be paid directly to the recipient's institution. Recipients are selected from applicants who meet all eligibility requirements. The 2019-2020 scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. All applications must be submitted prior to the deadline. All applications must be submitted prior to the deadline of Friday, October 25, 2019.

To apply, you must provide:

  • Information about your history, education and community involvement.
  • A 500-word essay about why you chose the mortuary science profession and providing an example that demonstrates one of our Core Values.
  • One professional and one character reference letter.
  • A transcript from your current educational institution.

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ELL Foundation College Scholarship

The ELL Foundation College Scholarship application has just become available. This is opportunity to apply is made available to all English learners who meet the following criteria below regardless of immigration status or country of origin.

To be considered for the ELL Foundation Scholarship Program, the application must: 

  1. Be an English language learner (defined as students whose native or home language is not English); 
  2. Be a current resident of the Greater Cincinnati area (Hamilton County, OH; Clermont County, OH; Warren County, OH; Butler County, OH; Brown County, OH; Clinton County, OH; Kenton County, KY; Campbell County, KY; Boone County, KY; Grant County, KY; Bracken County, KY; Pendleton County, KY; Gallatin County, KY;  Dearborn County, IN; Franklin County, IN; Ohio County, IN)
  3. Have (1) applied and been accepted at an area college or university or (2) be an undergraduate student at a local college or university, or (3) enrolled in a two year community college program or in a trade program that when completed may result in a license or permit to practice in the given trade; 
  4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in high school/ college (or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale), or GED standard average score of 650 or higher; 
  5. Have completed 10 hours of community service during 2019 with a local nonprofit organization.

The "EL Student of Year" is selected amongst the scholarship applicants.

  • Award: The Foundation will provide scholarships worth $500-$2,000 to deserving EL students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Deadline: Application is due by Monday, December 16, 2019.
  • Once you have completed this application, please mail to:

English Language Learning Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 19975
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Application (Downloadable four-page PDF)

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

The College Board has created a $25-million scholarship program to guide students through the college-planning process, with incentives offered to earn money for college at specific steps along the way.

  • The program lays out six key steps students can take to plan for college entrance. By completing each step, students earn chances for scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000.
  • Students who complete all six steps can earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship.
  • The program is open to high school juniors (Class of 2020).
  • $2.5 million each year will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 annually.

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Course Hero 2019 Veteran Scholarship

Course Hero is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a retired, honorably discharged or active duty service member of the United States military, or who has a family member of such service.

  • Award: $5,000
  • Award Frequency: One Recipient every six months
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019


  • Permanent Legal U.S. Resident
  • Military affiliation:
    • Retired, honorably discharged or active duty service members of any branch of the United States military, including the United States Army and Reserves, United States Navy and Reserves, United States Air Force and Reserves, United States Marine Corps and Reserves, United States Coast Guard and Reserves, the National Guard and Air National Guard, or spouses, children or family members of such service members
  • At least 16 years old
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled full-time or part-time in a two-year or four-year accredited undergraduate or graduate college or university, or vocational, technical or private career institution in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website.
  • Must submit an essay — 500 words or less.

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Course Hero 2019 Rise Up Scholarship for First-Generation College Students

Course Hero is offering a $5,000 scholarship to first-generation college students.

  • Award: $5,000
  • Award Frequency: One Recipient every six months
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Age: 16 and older
  • Permanent legal U.S. resident
  • A detailed and well-written essay response
  • Enrollment in a school listed on the U.S. Department of Education website
  • Be the first in your family to attend college

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Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented/DACA Students

DREAMers RoadMap

App and website with scholarship info for DACA/undocumented students. Many scholarships are state/locality specific so be sure to read all information.

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