UC Blue Ash College

Donor-Based Scholarships

How to Apply

The committee collects data and reviews applications before every open application deadline before each semester. Scholarship notices are emailed to scholarship applicant's UC email accounts. The Spring Scholarship Application notices are sent in late December and the Fall Annual Scholarship Application notices are sent in mid-April. Exact dates will be published during the appropriate application season.

Scholarship opportunities will be available in Catalyst during the application periods. Please check your UC email for notifications.

Information Included in Application:

  • Available scholarships and the criteria for each
  • Application requirements
  • Submission guidelines

Scholarships are available in two different seasons

  • The fall semester scholarship application is available in January and provides scholarship awards for the academic year following the competition.
  • The spring semester application is available in October and provides scholarship awards for the spring semester following the competition.

Applicants should review the information on eligibility requirements and individual scholarship criteria. Applications must be complete and submitted by the published deadline to be considered for scholarship.

Tips for Successful Applications

Allow plenty of time.

Once you begin the online application, you are not able to save and return to complete the process. Make sure that you have plenty of time to complete the application in one sitting. It should take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete.

Prepare essay responses.

Many of the scholarships require short essay responses along with the application. Prepare your responses ahead of time to ensure they are thoughtful, complete and presentable. You’ll be able to copy and paste your responses from a text document directly into the application form.

Provide faculty recommendations.

All scholarships require recommendation from a UCBA faculty member. During the application process, you’ll need to provide the name of the faculty member who will be providing your recommendation. Make sure to give the faculty member a heads up prior to listing them on your application!

Apply early.

The application window is brief. Submit your application early to avoid any issues with submission.

Essay-Writing Tips

  • Be concise and clear.
  • Answer all questions and prompts given.
  • Follow the word maximums/minimums provided.
  • Be honest, but tactful; balance sharing and professionalism.
  • Avoid generic, meaningless statements.
  • Own your accomplishments.
  • Avoid comparing yourself to other students.
  • Showcase your strengths!
  • Use concrete examples.
  • Know your audience.
  • Proofread and spell check...twice!

Content Ideas for Essays

  • Reasons for applying beyond needing money
  • Future educational and career goals
  • Relatable work experiences
  • Setbacks and obstacles
  • Lessons learned
  • Family obligations
  • Volunteer work
  • Community involvement
  • Mentors and what they've taught you
  • Academic achievements

Program-Specific Scholarships

Behavioral Science

A $2,000 scholarship is awarded and divided into two installments: $1,000 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent on the student continuing in his/her program, and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

Adjunct faculty member in the Behavioral Sciences Department, Roger Ward, provides this scholarship as a “second chance” to students who have stopped-out of college for one or more years due to personal or financial barriers. Eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA or above, have earned a minimum of 15 credit hours and be enrolled in a degree-seeking Behavioral Science program at UCBA: Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology or Social Work.

In his many years of teaching, Professor Ward has found that successful students possess several qualities which help them gain self-awareness and employ behaviors and attitudes to help keep them on course.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Returned to college after stopping-out for one or more years due to personal or financial barriers
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking Behavioral Science program at UCBA: Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology or Social Work.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the start of fall semester 2020.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

  1. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has returned to college after stopping-out for one or more years due to personal or financial barriers. Please describe the barriers that caused you to leave college.
  2. What inspired you to return to college and continue seeking your degree?
  3. Describe your plan of action in pursuit of your goals and dreams.
  4. Describe how the concept of lifelong learning applies to you. How do you find valuable lessons and wisdom in the experiences you’ve had?

Business

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent on the student continuing in his/her program, and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Theresa E. Goldfarb Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Pre-Business, Business Management Technology, Organizational Leadership, Information Technology or Applied Administration programs. This scholarship was established in memory of Professor Goldfarb, who was a long-time member of the UCBA Office Information Technology Department. It is supported by a gift from Professor Goldfarb’s family.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Full-time matriculation in the UCBA Pre-Business, Business Management Technology, Organizational Leadership, Information Technology or Applied Administration programs.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

A total of $1,000 will be divided into two installments: $500 in both fall and spring semesters.

As a faculty member at UC Blue Ash and as one who knows the importance of getting a helping hand when needed, Kent Lutz is inspired to provide these scholarship funds to perpetuate the memory of his son Zachary and to help deserving scholars at UC Blue Ash follow their educational and career dreams.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • The scholarship recipient shall be a first or second year UCBA student in Pre-Business. If the recipient is a first year student, the high school GPA must be 2.75 or above. If the recipient is a second year student, the cumulative UCBA GPA must be at least 2.75.
  • Financial need should be considered and addressed within the student’s essay.
  • The applicant should be engaged in a community service project(s) within the past year and provide a written statement within their application essay describing the impact of their experience.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

In 500 words or less, describe the impact of your experience with a community service project(s) within the past year.

A total of two $1,000 scholarships are awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent on the student continuing his/her program, and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Robert McCants Scholarship is awarded annually to minority students in a UCBA business program. This scholarship was established as a gift from Robert McCants.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Preference given to minority students.
  • Matriculation in a UCBA business or real estate program.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Two $1,500 scholarships are awarded in two $750 installments for fall and spring semesters. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in the honors program.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Park National Bank Honors Scholarships are designated to Honors Program students in business-related programs. Those include Pre-Communication, Applied Administration, Pre-Business Management, Business Management Technology and Pre- Organizational Leadership.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students in a business- related program who have successfully completed 24 credit hours and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Rita N. Taylor Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a beloved professor and department chair at UC Blue Ash College, and is awarded annually to a student in a business-related program.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in a business-related program.
  • Successful completion of 24 credit hours at the start of fall semester 2020.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

ADDITIONAL QUESTION FOR APPLICATION:

In 200 words or less, please describe the quality of your academic performance, your financial need, and your academic aspirations.

Dental Hygiene

One $250 scholarship is awarded in two $125 installments for fall and spring semesters to a freshman student in the Dental Hygiene program who has demonstrated academic and clinical merit, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Dr. Donald M. Ball, a founder of the Dental Hygiene program at UC Blue Ash College, started this scholarship in memory of his father in 1967. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student for use in their second year of the program.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Dental Hygiene program.
  • Freshman status or under 30 credit hours at the start of fall semester 2020.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded in two $500 installments for fall and spring semesters. Applicants/recipients must be currently enrolled in their first year (second semester) or second year (first semester) in the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, and in good standing with the institution. Preference shall be given to students demonstrating the attributes of a professional capable of entering a dental group practice – specifically including teamwork skills, clinical excellence and leadership.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Dental Hygiene program.
  • Freshman status or under 30 credit hours at the start of fall semester 2020.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

One $500 scholarship is awarded and divided into two installments: $250 for the fall and spring semesters.

This scholarship was established in memory of former student Dee Dee Mitten by the Dental Hygiene Class of 1992 and the Mitten family. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student for use in their second year of the Dental Hygiene program.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Dental Hygiene program.
  • Awarded to a Dental Hygiene student who has completed the first year of the program by fall 2020.

Ten $2,000 scholarships are awarded and divided into two installments: $1,000 for the fall and spring semesters. The scholarships are awarded to freshman dental hygiene students who have demonstrated academic and clinical merit with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Financial need will be considered.

This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor who is passionate about the UC Blue Ash Dental Hygiene program.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Dental Hygiene program and enrollment in Dental Hygiene Techniques II at the time of application.
  • Student must be in good standing within the clinical and didactic courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Student must submit an essay addressing:
    • The current circumstances in the applicant’s life that support the need for this scholarship
    • The dental/dental hygiene related activities in which you participated
    • Goals while in the program and following graduation from the program

This scholarship has a GPA requirement of 3.2 or higher and is awarded to a freshman student for their spring semester and/or sophomore student for their fall semester. This scholarship was established by Karen Neyer.

Karen Neyer, an alumna of the UC Blue Ash College Dental Hygiene Program, was inspired to start this scholarship hoping it would help future dental hygiene students realize their dream of pursuing a career in the dental profession.

Design

A total of two $3,000 scholarships are awarded in two installments: $1,500 for the fall and spring semesters.

The Robert Lewis Herrmann Scholarship is awarded annually to two sophomore students in the UCBA Applied Graphic Communication program. This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Lewis Herrmann, a local artist, and is funded by his family through the sale of his work.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculated full-time in the UCBA Communication Design or Applied Graphic Communication degree programs.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, at the start of the fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

 

Health Programs

A total of $1,000 is awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Anna and Joseph Etges scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore student in good academic standing in a UCBA science or allied health program. This scholarship was established in honor of Anna and Joseph Etges by their family as a way to assist current students with their college-related costs.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in a UCBA science or allied health program.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, at the start of fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

The Brian J. Brady scholarship is established in memory of him, and his studies at UC/Blue Ash campus. It is intended to support those who try to juggle life's expenses and their Medical Assisting studies, as they learn to work with other health professionals assisting  those with medical needs.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

Preference will be given to male students, full or part-time with financial need.  GPA of 2.3 or higher, who have completed 30 hours of study. Committee will determine financial need. Questions for applicants: 1) How do you see yourself contributing as Medical Assistant in a medical setting? 2)  How will this scholarship help you with your expenses?

A total of $1,000 is awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Lester and Velma Freytag Scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore female student in a science or allied health program. This scholarship was established in memory of the parents of UCBA Biology professor emeritus, Lesta Cooper-Freytag, and is funded by Professor Cooper-Freytag.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in a UCBA science or allied health program.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, at the start of fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

A total of $1000 is awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

Rebecca Carper Lee was inspired to start this scholarship because it was through opportunities such as this, and the nurturing environment of UCBA, that she was able to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse. Faced with raising four sons on her own, Rebecca returned to school in order to build a new and better life for her family. Now a tenured nursing faculty member, she seeks to continue the cycle of supportive care which she received. This scholarship serves to honor those students who choose to enter the profession of nursing and the nursing faculty who guide them on their way to achieving that dream.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Nursing program.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Preference given to single parents.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

  1. Students should address their involvement in community service and their desire to care for others.
  2. What inspires you to become a nurse?
  3. What are your professional/educational goals once you complete your Nursing Technology degree?

This scholarship is awarded to a second year student in the nursing program; at least a 2.8 GPA; preference given to students interested in the field of oncology or operating room (OR). 

The Judith A. Reigner, RN scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore nursing student with preference given to those interested in operating room or oncology nursing. This scholarship was established in loving memory of Judith A. "Red" Reigner, RN, an operating room trauma nurse for 52 years. During Judith's lengthy career, she trained and mentored many nursing students, medical students, interns, and residents. Judith cared for thousands of patients with kindness, intelligence, compassion, and her sharp wit. She was always there to help others in need, putting their needs before her own. She felt she was doing God's work through her hands. Judith will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all whose lives she touched. Following her tragic death from multiple myeloma, her daughters, Kelly and Jenna, wish to honor her service to others and the excellent, loving care she received from her oncology team through this scholarship.

A total of $1,900 is awarded and divided into two installments: $950 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

A graduate of Woodward High School, class of 1968, Karen Sanders always knew she wanted to be a nurse. A natural at caring for a comforting others, she volunteered as a candy striper at Good Samaritan Hospital as a teenager. She loved her time there but lacked the resources to go further and pursue nursing as a career. 

As a single mother in her late 20s, Karen learned of a one-year nursing program from a neighbor. The 40 hour/week program, plus homework, made it impossible to have a job and she was often stretched thin while balancing motherhood, school, public transportation and surviving on very little money. She persevered and graduated at the age of 29. Karen worked as a nurse at The Drake Center for 30 years.

Karen Sanders’ daughters have set up the Karen Sanders Nursing Scholarship to honor their mother. They understand the dedication and fortitude it takes to raise a family on your own while going to school, and they hope this scholarship will encourage and assist its recipient to realize their dreams of becoming a nurse.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA with demonstrated financial need.
  • Preference shall be given to single mothers.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

  1. What inspires you to become a nurse?
  2. What are your professional/educational goals once you complete your Nursing Technology degree?
  3. Include a statement about how you balance family and school.

A total of $1,430 is awarded and divided into two installments: $715 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Nancy A. Stolzenberger Scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore student in Nursing Clinicals. This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy A. Stolzenberger, a local nurse and former UCBA student. It is funded by her family through ongoing contributions.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, at the start of the fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Preference given to students who are parents and have an interest in working with hospice.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

  1. If you are a parent, please include a brief statement about how you balance school and family.
  2. If you are interested in working with hospice care, please provide a brief summary of why this field interests you.

Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Elinor L. Willet, RN/CareSpring Health Care Management Scholarship is awarded annually to one sophomore student in clinical nursing coursework. The scholarship was created in honor of the late Elinor L. Willet, RN, mother of Barry Bortz, owner of CareSpring Health Care Management.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Nursing program.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, in clinical nursing at the start of the fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • The recommendation letter provided with your application must come from a Clinical Nursing professor.

ADDITIONAL QUESTION FOR APPLICATION:

What does it mean to be a hands-on, caring nurse?

Liberal Arts

A total of $2,000 is divided and awarded in two installments: $1000 for the fall and spring semesters.

The William Baughin Liberal Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to a UCBA sophomore liberal arts student in good academic standing. This scholarship was established in memory of William Baughin, a former UCBA professor. It is funded by his family and friends through ongoing contributions in recognition of William’s work as an advisor.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in any UCBA Liberal Arts degree program.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, at the start of the fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above.

Technology

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent on the student continuing in his/her program, and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Theresa E. Goldfarb Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Pre-Business, Business Management Technology, Organizational Leadership, Information Technology or Applied Administration programs. This scholarship was established in memory of Professor Goldfarb, who was a long-time member of the UCBA Office Information Technology Department. It is supported by a gift from Professor Goldfarb’s family.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Full-time matriculation in the UCBA Pre-Business, Business Management Technology, Organizational Leadership, Information Technology or Applied Administration programs.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

A total of $1,000 is divided and awarded in two installments: $500 for the fall and spring semesters.

The Agnes and William Sovak Scholarship is awarded to a matriculated student in good academic standing in UCBA’s Electronic Media Technology program. This scholarship was established in honor of Agnes and William Sovak by their family as a way to assist current students with their college-related costs.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in the UCBA Electronic Media Technology degree program.
  • Good academic standing at the start of the fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be awarded.

Non-Program Specific Scholarships

One $500 scholarship is awarded in two $250 installments for fall and spring semesters. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

This scholarship was established in honor of Bill, Polly, and Mark Barnett by their family as a way to assist students with their college expenses.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in a UCBA degree or certificate program.
  • Enrollment in a minimum of six credit hours during spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

This scholarship is contingent on the student continuing in his/her/their program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA. As we continue to see our fellow citizens fall victim to social injustices, it is imperative that we support students who have been touched by social injustice and strive to follow a career path that allows them to seek greater social justice for all. This scholarship will help these students get the education they need to serve as change agents in our communities.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Preference given to recipients who are underrepresented in the college or from a diverse background, based upon factors, including, but not limited to socio-economic

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded in two $500 installments for fall and spring semesters. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

The Blue Ash Civic League has served the Blue Ash community since the early 1900’s providing civic, social and community services. Members of the Civic League were leaders in the efforts to incorporate Blue Ash; a goal achieved in 1954. Over the years members have worked to improve city services and infrastructure, enhance quality of life, and provide opportunities for youth in the community.

Today the Civic League has evolved into a philanthropic and social organization. Membership is comprised of community leaders, local business people and anyone with an interest in promoting the livability of our region. In addition to other activities, the League is the founding and title organization of the Blue Ash Memorial Day parade. It is the chartering organization for Blue Ash Boy Scout Troop 299; sponsors youth baseball teams and contributes to several Blue Ash based nonprofit organizations and student scholarships. The Civic League is delighted to be partnering with UC Blue Ash to provide a scholarship for students in the greater Blue Ash area.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • This scholarship is not limited to a specific program/major
  • The student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • This scholarship benefits an incoming freshman that is a graduate of Sycamore High School, but could be extended into the student’s second year at UCBA, pending the student meets eligibility and the funds are available.

ADDITIONAL QUESTION FOR APPLICATION:

  • Provide a statement describing your financial barriers.

Ten $1000 scholarships are awarded in two $500 installments for fall and spring semesters. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.8 GPA.

Eric Broyles is an alumnus of UC Blue Ash College, and attributes much of his success to the professors at the college giving him the inspiration and confidence he needed to achieve his dreams. He routinely visits UC Blue Ash to meet with and mentor students, and is a driving force behind the Path Speaker Series, which exposes students to successful African-American UC alumni. Student applicants and recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to attend the Path Speaker Series throughout the year.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • The student must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Recipients must be working at least part-time while attending the college.
  • Must have earned 30 credit hours at the college and are majoring in a program with plans to transition to UC’s Uptown campus in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Preference is given to Pre-Business students who plan to transition to UC’s Lindner College of Business.
  • Preference shall be given to a first-generation student.
  • Preference shall be given to students with a diverse background, based upon factors, including, but not limited to, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity.

ADDITIONAL QUESTION FOR APPLICATION:

  • Provide a statement addressing your future plans or a vision for community service and helping others.

A total of eight $1,000 scholarships are awarded, divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent on the student maintaining full-time enrollment in the college and at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Dean’s Full-Time Scholarship is awarded to eight sophomore students who will be enrolled full-time in a UCBA degree program.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Full-time enrollment in a UCBA degree program.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ completed credit hours, at the start of fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

A total of eight $500 scholarships are awarded, divided into two installments: $250 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent on the student maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

The Dean’s Part-Time Scholarship is awarded to eight sophomore students who will be enrolled at least half-time (6-11 credit hours) in a UCBA degree program.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Half-time enrollment (6-11 credit hours) in a UCBA degree program.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ completed credit hours, at the start of fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

A total of eight $500 scholarships are awarded for the 2018 summer term.

The Dean’s Summer Scholarship is awarded to eight UCBA students attending the 2018 summer term at least half-time (six credit hour minimum).

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in a UCBA degree or certificate program.
  • Enrollment in a minimum of six credit hours during the summer term of 2018.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

One $1,900 scholarship is awarded in two $950 installments for fall and spring semesters. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

Carla Eng was inspired to start this scholarship because at a time in her life that she needed assistance, she was awarded a scholarship for a displaced homemaker. She was a single mom looking to go back to school so that she could provide for her son and make a better life. It is with great honor that Carla and her husband can help someone achieve their dreams.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Student can be starting college, or seeking to go back to college to further their career.
  • Student is a single parent, with preference given to single mothers.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

ADDITIONAL QUESTION FOR APPLICATION:

  • How does being a parent to your child, or children, impact your college experience?

A total of $1,000 is divided and awarded in two installments: $500 for the fall and spring semesters.

The Gloria Giannestras Scholarship is awarded to a matriculated non-traditional, weekend, and/or evening degree program student in good academic standing. This scholarship is sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The scholarship honors Gloria Giannestras; one of OLLI’s founding members.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours, and in good academic standing.
  • At least 22 years of age.

A total of $750 is divided and awarded in two installments: $375 for the fall and spring semesters.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need at UCBA.

A total of $1,000 is divided and awarded in two installments: $500 for the fall and spring semesters.

The Clara and Stephen E. Olenick Scholarship is awarded to a UCBA matriculated student in good academic standing. This scholarship was established in honor of Clara and Stephen Olenick by their family as a way to assist current students with their college-related costs.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in a UCBA degree or certificate program.
  • Good academic standing at the start of fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • The donor prefers the student to be a first-generation college student. A first-generation student is defined as a student where neither parent has graduated from college with a degree.

ADDITIONAL QUESTION FOR APPLICATION:

  • If you are a first-generation student, describe your experience.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters. This scholarship is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 3.25 GPA.

The Robert L. Schuler Scholarship is awarded annually to provide support for a sophomore student who has an interest in political science. This scholarship was established by Heidi Fought as a way to assist current students with their college-related costs.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • This scholarship is awarded to students in any major.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, completed by the start of fall semester 2020.
  • Completion of one political science course by the start of fall semester 2020.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

  1. Please address student involvement and/or interest in political science and public service.
  2. Provide a statement describing your financial need.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded and divided into two installments: $500 for fall and spring semesters.

Former Dean of UC Blue Ash College and University of Cincinnati alumnae, Dr. Cady Short-Thompson awards this scholarship to a student transferring to UC Blue Ash College from another college or institution. She was a transfer student to UC and considers it to be one of the best decisions of her life.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Student must have transferred to UCBA.
  • Student must have financial need.
  • This scholarship is open to students of any major.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

  • Please describe your decision to transfer to UCBA.

A total of $1,000 is divided and awarded in two installments: $500 for the fall and spring semesters.

The UCBA Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded annually to a second year/sophomore student matriculated in any UCBA academic program. This scholarship was established by the college’s Alumni Council to encourage and assist current students in completing their education.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Matriculation in any UCBA degree program.
  • Enrollment in at least six credit hours.
  • Sophomore status, or 30+ credit hours, at the start of fall semester of the academic year in which the scholarship will be received.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

One $475 scholarship is awarded in two $237.50 installments for the fall and spring semesters. This award is contingent upon the student continuing in his/her program and maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA.

Sherri Warshaw is a registered dental hygienist, Mayo Clinic Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and UC Blue Ash Alumna, Class of 1995. Her inspiration for starting this scholarship is a member of her family who has Asperger syndrome. By providing scholarship support, Sherri will help future students with disabilities to be “set up for success” while navigating college at UC Blue Ash.

Students who have a documented disability (learning and/or physical) which significantly impacts their education are eligible to receive services from Accessibility Services and are also eligible for this scholarship. One of the goals of this scholarship is to allow students with disabilities to take ownership of their own education and help them reach the academic success they are capable of achieving, despite any challenges they face.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • UC Blue Ash student who is registered with the Office of Accessibility Services at the college.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

A total of two $500 scholarships will be issued and divided into two installments: $250 in both the fall and spring semesters.

Willa A. Washington

The scholarship was established in memory of Willa Alice Battle Washington (1932-2003) by her family and the Hazelwood Community Association to sustain her spirit of community empowerment and community justice. As a founding member of the Hazelwood Civic Association (1967), Hazelwood Improvement Corporation (1968), and the Hazelwood Community Association (1997), she believed that civic engagement was important to self- development and to the well-being of the community. She believed that a healthy community is the result of committed residents who value fairness and justice. She believed these values are important to the socialization and education of youth. For this reason, she enrolled her children in virtually all of the youth programs sponsored by the community associations so that they would have an awareness of community leadership and civic responsibility.

The Hazelwood Community Association

The Hazelwood Community Association is the fourth of the four major community organizations organized between 1941 and 1997 that embodied the civic movement for community improvement. Beginning with the Brothers’ Civic Society of Hazelwood, an outcome of this movement was community justice in that the neighborhood was saved from being “bulldozed” into an industrial park during the 1960s. An example of the long- term effectiveness of the civic movement is that property values increased over the next few decades and on August 9, 2012, which would have been the 80th birthday of Willa A. Washington, Hazelwood was described by the Cincinnati Enquirer as “The all-American dream community.” The scholarship is an attempt to keep the dream of community justice alive locally.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Preference is given to a Hazelwood resident, but applicants from other communities will be considered.
  • The scholarship is open to a student in any program or major.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR APPLICATION:

  1. Please address any financial barriers you face as a student in achieving your academic goals.
  2. Please address your service to the community.
  3. Please provide your personal definition of community justice.

UC Scholarships

Incoming freshmen, transfers and continuing students can explore scholarship opportunities using the UC search tool. UC academic programs have been asked to register their scholarship options with our office. Many outside agencies also provide us with scholarship information that we, in turn, make available to you. Please use this search tool routinely as new scholarships are posted as information becomes available.

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Contact Information

One Stop Service Center
Phone: 513-556-1000
Email: scholarships@ucblueash.edu