Online Application Information

The application period for the 2016-2017 school year ended April 30th.  No application submitted after that date will be considered.  Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available in January 2017.  

Most scholarships are need-based. The following documents are required to complete your application:

You will be asked to upload these documents into the application.  The new system will only accept files in a .doc, .docx or pdf file format.  


We understand that the SAR and the Financial Aid Notification may not be available by the April 30th deadline. You may submit the application without these documents. However, your application will be considered incomplete until they are received.  Your application will be reviewed when all required documents have been received.

About the Awarding Process

No application will be reviewed until it is completed , i.e, the transcript, the Student Aid Report (SAR) and the Financial Aid Notification have been received by the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation.

Most scholarships are renewable. All of them have specific criteria. Students receiving renewable scholarships need to continue meeting the criteria of the award they are receiving in order to be renewed. Therefore those students must re-apply each year and submit the necessary documentation proving their continued eligibility. Once these students have been renewed (or not), the Foundation will know what is available for distribution to new applicants.

Obtaining the documents needed to complete the application, either new or renewal, can take time. Filing taxes, submitting the FAFSA, waiting for the schools to “package” a student’s financial aid or a busy summer schedule of work and vacation can all delay the process. That is why the awarding of our scholarships takes place from mid-summer to well after the school year begins.

You will be notified only if you are awarded.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Questions?  Send an email to info@cincinnatischolarshipfoundation or call (513)345-6701.