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Cincinnati Public Schools will list scholarships available to CPS students as information becomes available to us.


CPS Scholarship Partnerships

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

See our scholarship partnerships.


Scholarships

Delta Gamma Scholarship flier (All text on the page)Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Delta Gamma Lambda Foundation) Scholarship

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Gamma Lambda Chapter is offering the DGL Scholarship to graduating high school male seniors from the Greater Cincinnati area.

Award Components:
The monetary amounts are determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Criteria:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior (2021–22 school year)
  • Completed application
  • The application must be received on time without exception
  • High Academic Achievement
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor Letter of Recommendation
  • All transcripts must be submitted using the grading policy/GPA scale currently used by their school
  • Students must reside and/or attend a high school in the Greater Cincinnati Area
  • Formal Photo of Applicant

Application Process:

Scholarship Award Recipient Requirements:

Scholarship award recipient(s) must provide proof of enrollment at an accredited college/university or vocational program for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 academic terms prior to disbursement of the award.

Questions? Call (513) 258-5872 or email.

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 2022).
  • $2.5 million each year will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 annually.

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Freedom Center Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1 
  • Requirements: two-minute video answering the question: "What kind of ancestor will you be?"
  • Amount: $250-$1,000
  • Application and information.

Kilgour School PTA Scholarship

The Kilgour Elementary Alumni Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship given by the Kilgour PTA to a deserving high school senior. The recipient must have attended Kilgour Elementary for at least 3 years and graduated from the 6th grade at Kilgour Elementary. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of community involvement and demonstrated leadership skills. While academic achievement is not a specific focus of this award, the recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 High School grade point average.

Psalms And HIM Ministries Essay Contest

  • Psalms And HIM Ministries is awarding Cincinnati Public Schools' graduating seniors up to $2,500 in an essay contest.
  • Requirements:
    • Each participant will be required to write an essay of 1,000 words.
    • Four finalists will be chosen to give an oral presentation of their essay. However, the finalist cannot read directly from their essay. The goal is to evaluate understanding of the topic, preparation and presentation skills.
    • The finalist will be asked to appear at 1 p.m. May 14, 2022, at First Antioch Baptist Church located at 1511 Gilpin Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
  • Amount: Grand prize: $2,500; First place: $1,250; Second place: $750; Third place: $500.
  •  A rubric has been created that the panel of judges will use to grade these skills on a scale.
  • Deadline: Submit essays between February 1, 2022, and April 1, 2022. 

Email completed essays

Visit Psalms and HIM Ministries website.

    William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

    Objective:

    • The goal of the William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship Program is to increase the diversity of registered nurses at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
    • The program grants awards annually to assist with tuition and fees for persons who are preparing to become pediatric registered nurses.
    • These scholarships exemplify Cincinnati Children's commitment to assist with economic barriers that prevent some students from pursuing nursing careers.

    Criteria:

    • Student should be a member of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nursing profession:
    • Underrepresented groups include male nursing students and, nursing students who are American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and/or Asian including Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, Thai or Vietnamese/Southeast Asian.
    • Student must be enrolled or accepted in a Pre-licensure registered nurse program (bachelor's or master's degree) at an accredited school of nursing on a full-time or part-time basis.
    • Student must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

    Find more information about the Williams K. Schubert  Minority Nursing Scholarship, as well as the link to the Application Form, here.


    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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    Scholarship Resources

    45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

    45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students is published by Purdue University Global. This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for prospective, undergraduate and graduate students to supplement the cost of their education. Find tips on how to apply for scholarships, as well as an extensive list of scholarships and grants. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans. This resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

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    Careeronestop.com

    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.

    See list of scholarships and apply.

    The College Grants Database

    This site offers information on grants.

    Grants information

    FastWeb.com

    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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    OhioMeansJobs.com

    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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