The Application for the 2021-2022 Academic Year Will Be Available in January 2021.

The Deadline Is April 30th, 2021.


Before creating your account to start your application, please read carefully the important information below.

The 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 unless otherwise specified in the scholarship description in the list of scholarships.  All the scholarships we administer are for students pursuing their undergraduate degree.  Priority is given to those pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

Correspondence throughout the application process will be through email using the email address entered on your application. 

High School Seniors:  Do not use the email assigned to you by your high school since it will expire when you graduate.  
 

The following documents are 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 2020-2021 Student Aid Report (SAR) in its entirety
  • Your 2020-2021 Financial Aid Award Notification from the college you plan to attend.
Please upload these documents to your application in a PDF or JPG file format. The CSF reserves the right to delete unnecessary documents. You will be notified if additional documents such as an essay and/or a letter of recommendation are necessary for a particular scholarship for which you might be considered.

PLEASE NOTE:
As you are filling out the application, you will come to a point where you will be asked to upload the required documents (see above). We understand that the SAR and the Financial Aid Notification may not be available by the deadline. You may “submit” the application without these documents and upload them after the deadline. However, your application will be considered incomplete until they are uploaded. Your application will be reviewed when all required documents have been uploaded.
 

When making changes in or uploading documents to your application, you must electronically “sign” your application each time to save those changes.

Feel free to email info@cincinnatischolarshipfoundation.org or call (513)345-6701 with your questions or concerns.
 

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.org 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.