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, non-traditional adult students, and current college students.

Scholarship application season generally begins Dec. 1 and most scholarship applications are due by mid-February. Occasionally, specific scholarships will have a longer application window; those current opportunities are linked below.  

For questions about Foundation scholarships please contact karen.gibbs@northerncincinnati.foundation 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'm looking for scholarships for adults going back to school. Do you have any?
While we have very limited scholarships for adult learners at the Foundation, the information linked below from BestColleges.com is a great resource!
https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/adult-learner-scholarships/

Other questions or concerns?
Contact karen.gibbs@northerncincinnati.foundation or call 513.682.8061

2021 Scholarships

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN TO LAKOTA GRADUATING SENIORS (deadlines passed)

 

SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN TO OTHER GRADUATING SENIORS (deadlines passed)

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FENWICK HS STUDENTS (deadlines passed)

  • Greg Lemmel Scholarship – deadline 2/15
    $1000 (renewable for 4 years)
    students graduating from St. Susanna Elementary and attending Bishop Fenwick High School 
  • Kyle Babcock Scholarship  - deadline 2/15
    $2000
    students who will attend, or are currently attending, Bishop Fenwick High School

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENTS OR RETURNING ADULTS (deadlines passed)

  • Susan Hendel Scholarship – deadline 2/15
    $500
    women 30 years of age or older who are returning to post-secondary education, or attending for the first time