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

Scholarship Resources

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


Ethics for Young People: 2019 Students of Integrity Scholarships

  • $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary education for high school Seniors from The BBB Center for Ethics.
  • Resolve ethical dilemmas in essay format.
  • Information

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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The Caleb Brown, Jr., Scholarship

The Delta Theta Sigma Chapter and the Delta Theta Sigma Foundation will award a scholarship in honor of Caleb Brown, Jr., to a young man in the Cincinnati area. The amount awarded will total $1,500. (The funds will be disbursed directly to the institution of higher education that the recipient will be attending in two separate payments — one before the fall semester and the other before the spring semester.)

Applicant must be:

  • Male, African American High School student graduating in Spring of 2019
  • Attending a high school in the Greater Cincinnati area
  • Accepted into a four-year accredited college or university

Deadline: April 15, 2019.

The application can be emailed, faxed or mailed. If mailed, the application must be postmarked by March 29, 2019. They can be sent to:

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
c/o Brown Scholarship
P.O. Box 1334
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Attn: Terry Grooms

Information and Application

NAACP Cincinnati Scholarships

The scholarships are presented by the Cincinnati Branch of the NAACP for Spring 2019. This season the NAACP will award scholarship to students who have shown leadership or leadership potential in their academic pursuits, personal lives and exemplify the values of either Juanita M. Adams or Charles Ross Sr. You must complete the application and include all required material online. (Any files that are uploaded will be shared outside of the organization they belong to.) All candidates that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. The review committee will consider complete applications within a holistic framework that gives weight to merit and need of each applicant.

Deadline: Sunday, April 28, 2019


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CPS Superintendent's Housing Award

CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell is offering scholarships up to $1,200 to support the purchasing of college campus living essentials for complete readiness to move onto the college campus of the student's choice in Fall 2019.

To be considered for the award, a student must be confirmed to a college for Fall 2019 with plans to live on campus and be a CPS graduate of the class of 2019. Applicants will be considered on a variety of factors, including GPA, co-curricular activities, an essay and recommendation from a CPS teacher or counselor.

Deadline: 12:00 midnight Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 24, 2019.


CPS VISTA Scholarship

To be considered for the award, a student must intend on matriculating to college in Fall 2019 and be a CPS graduate of the Class of 2019. Applicants will be considered on a variety of factors, including GPA, college major, co-curricular activities and an essay of how $1,000 makes a difference for the student's college dreams. (Priorty for STEM majors who have unmet need.)

Complete applications are due by 12:00 midnight Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 24, 2019.


RefugeeConnect Student Scholarship

RefugeeConnect Student Scholarship invests in refugee students by providing financial awards for refugees to pursue higher education in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.


  • An applicant must be a refugee residing in the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area, who is planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited public, private or technical college or university in the United States.
  • There are no age restrictions on this application, all refugees pursing higher education are encouraged to apply, including high school seniors, high school graduates and GED earners.
  • Scholarships award amounts vary each year and are dependent on the generosity of our Greater Cincinnati community. Scholarship awards can be used at any accredited public, private, technical college or university in the United States.
  • The goal is to support refugee students on a pathway to finding meaningful careers as contributing members of our community and adopted country.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Scholarship recipient will be announced summer 2019 and awarded Fall 2019.


Scholarships for Caregivers

The Caring.com Scholarship

The Student-Caregiver Scholarship from Caring.com provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college. Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books.

Applicants must be:

  • full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, OR
  • full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, June 30, 2019

Information and application

The SeniorHomes.com Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 to two students.
  • Description: The SeniorHomes.com Caregiver Scholarship is intended for students who are passionate about helping seniors live healthy lives and are pursuing careers in senior care. The award can be used toward tuition and/or books.
  • Applicant Eligibility: Applicants must be actively enrolled in or accepted to attend a U.S. college or university and pursuing a career in senior care.
  • Application Requirements: Applicants must submit either a 500-word essay or 2-3 minute video addressing a topic related to elder care.

Deadline: The 2019 deadline has not been released.

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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.

Scholarship Information


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