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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.

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.

Grants information

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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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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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide.

  • Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000
  • Finalists who do not receive financial awards qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to Scholar Support Services, such as:
    • Career coaching
    • Internship and full-time employment opportunities
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership development
    • Wellness resources—tools for self-advocacy, well-being and knowledge building
  • Application Deadline for Phase I: 5 p.m. PT, February 15, 2020


  • January — Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application opened and closes at 5 p.m. PT, February 15, 2020
  • February — Candidates who have submitted Phase I of the scholarship application will be evaluated; the most competitive will be selected as Finalists and advance to Phase II
  • March — Finalists are announced and asked to submit essays and recommendations
  • May/June — HSF Scholars are announced, both funded and waitlisted
  • June to December — Document Verification (SAR, Transcripts, Enrollment, etc.)
  • October to January — Awards are disbursed


  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

HSF Application

Advocates for Youth Education Scholarship

  • Award: $1,500-$3,000
  • Eligibility:
    • African American citizen of the United States
    • High school senior entering a four-year accredited college in the fall after graduation
    • School and community leadership during high school
    • Financial need for tuition or other college expenses
    • Good citizen with good high school attendance

Deadline: February 29, 2020

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WPOSC Scholarships

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Officers' Spouses' Club (WPOSC) is offering scholarships to military dependents — graduating high school seniors and military spouses — who will be enrolled as full-time students in accredited degree programs during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship

  • Award: Variable
  • Deadline: Sunday, March 1


  • African American male graduating seniors of the Greater Cincinnati schools with high academic achievement, well-rounded character and adjustment, high potential to succeed in life and the desire to pursue a college education.
  • Second priority will be given to students who have financial needs and, who, in the opinion of their high school guidance office, will use such assistance to further their educational objectives.


  • Application
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Counselor Letter of Recommendation
  • Formal Photo of the Applicant (*Photo should be taken in shirt and tie and will become property of the fraternity.)

Questions can be emailed to the Director of Educational Activities, Fredrick L. Williams.

Nyra Renee Shaw Hemphill Memorial Scholarship 

Award: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2020

  • Acceptance and intention to attend an HBCU
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and live in Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Attend a high school in Hamilton County, Ohio (Scholarship A)
  • Resident of the United States (Scholarship B)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 (Scholarship A) or 2.25 (Scholarship B)
  • Single-parent household with income less than $80,000

Application and further details.

Boster Biotechnology Scholarship

Boster Biotechnology provides an annual scholarship to students with an interest in pursuing or continuing a four-year academic program related to Biology Technology. The Boster Bio Scholarships for Young Scientists Of Excellence provides $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school or college students to aid their scientific research in college.


  • Applicants must provide proof that they have been accepted into a research position in biology or medical-related lab on a full-time or substantial part-time basis (minimum 9 credit hours worth of research work for the next two semesters).
  • Must obtain and submit a letter of recommendation — either from a teacher, tutor or lecturer who knows the student well, or from an employer in a relevant healthcare services niche (must be signed and on letterhead to be accepted).
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40 on a 4.0 scale.


Certain additional materials are required for your application to be considered.

  • A response (at least 500 words) to this essay question: Explain your reason(s) for applying for a scholarship and why you feel you should receive one, and the type of career in the healthcare or biomedical related industry you plan to pursue and your future goals.

You may upload the following items when completing your online application:

  • A copy of your current college or high school transcript. If you are a graduating senior, your transcript must include grades for your senior year. Unofficial copies are acceptable; report cards are not.
  • You must also include a letter of acceptance from the healthcare or biomedical related post-secondary program you will attend.
  • Optionally you can submit an abstract of your research. Those with meritorious research subjects and are currently engaging in research will be considered first.

Deadline: On or before October 31, 2020.

The winner will be selected after October 31, 2020, and will receive funds by check. For more information, email.

Submit your application materials.

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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