Grants & Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

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The Northern Cincinnati Foundation offers scholarship opportunities primarily for high school students pursuing post-secondary education after graduation. Additional scholarships with more limited eligibility are available to current/incoming high school students, as well.

Scholarship opportunities for 2022 will be posted here beginning the week of January 10th. Generally, applications are due by 11:59 PM on February 25th. If an individual scholarship has a different deadline, it will be indicated next to the link.

New scholarship opportunities will be posted as they become available. 

For questions about Foundation scholarships please contact or call 513.682.8061

Scholarship FAQs

How do I apply?
All applications must be submitted through SmarterSelect. The links below will direct you to each scholarship's application on SmarterSelect and you will be prompted to create an account upon first login. You will use this same account if you apply for other Foundation scholarships thereafter. If you are applying for multiple Foundation scholarships, MOST of your information will copy through each application. However, please carefully review every scholarship application. Some will require an additional letter of recommendation, and most have unique essay/short answer sections.

When will I know if I received a scholarship?
All applicants will be notified in writing via mail or email of the selection committees' decisions in April or May. Recipients also may be recognized at their school's Senior Awards Ceremony. Some scholarships have an interview component for finalists, as well. You will be contacted for an interview if this applies.

If I am selected for a scholarship, how do I receive the funds?
Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipient's college or university (or high school, for parochial school scholarships) to be credited toward tuition. If selected for a scholarship you will receive next-step instructions to receive your award.

I need to renew an existing multi-year scholarship. Where do I do that?
If you are the recipient of a renewable scholarship, please contact for a link to submit your renewal application. 

Other questions or concerns?
Contact or call 513.682.8061

2022 Scholarships






  • Greg Lemmel Scholarship
    $1000 (renewable for 4 years)
    students graduating from St. Susanna Elementary and attending Bishop Fenwick High School 
  • Kyle Babcock Scholarship
    students who will attend, or are currently attending, Bishop Fenwick High School