Online Application Information

The application for the 2017-2018 Academic Year has ended.
Please look for the application for the 2018-2019 school year in January 2018.

Applicant must be a senior in High School or an undergraduate attending an accredited,

non-proprietary college or university and a resident of the Greater Cincinnati area.

An emailed confirmation will be sent to your email address after it has been submitted. Correspondence throughout the application process will be by email using the email address entered on your application.  Be sure to add to your contacts or address book and check your email regularly.  

The following documents will be required to complete your application:

  • Your transcript up to the first semester of the current academic year
  • Your resume' (to  reflect extracurricular activities, employment and community service)
  • Your 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (SAR) in its entirety
  • Your 2017-2018 Financial Aid Award Notification from the college you plan to attend

You may mail, email or fax these documents to 

Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
602 Main St., Suite 1000
Cincinnati, OH  45202

Fax:  (513)345-6705


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 (please see above).

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. 

Records Retention Policy:
Once submitted, the application and all required documents become the property of the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation and are subject to its Records Retention Policy