The 2014-2015 undergraduate scholarship application period is NOW CLOSED.
Scholarship decisions and announcements will be made in the spring.
Each year the college awards scholarships to deserving students in all programs. The college awards two basic types of scholarships: merit-based and need-based.
To apply, you must be a current CECH student in good academic standing (Cumulative 3.2 GPA) and submit one recommendation forms with your application.
Merit scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate students in the college who have demonstrated achievement. Need-based scholarships are available to all students in degree programs in the college who qualify. Applicants seeking need-based support must have a financial aid application on file in the University Financial Aid office.
The availability of funds for both types of scholarships is limited and award decisions are competitive. A full list of scholarships available through the college is listed below. For additional information concerning scholarships, contact:
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CECH Regional Pathways Scholarship - In recognition of students’ academic success and the need for financial support for students transitioning from UC’s regional campuses, CECH is proud to offer scholarships to students admitted to the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students must be in good academic standing, have an application on file, and have obtained a 3.2 university grade point average. The availability of this scholarship is limited and award decisions are competitive.
Mildred Gieringer Bauer Scholarship Fund – The Mildred Gieringer Bauer Scholarship is to be awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students majoring in secondary education with financial need. Preference shall be given to students indicating a commitment to teach in the public schools at the junior or senior high school level without regard to subject area. Recipients must have achieved an excellent record, show significant promise for a teaching career and demonstrate financial need.
William & Eleanor Bauer Scholarship Fund - One scholarship of $500 to be given to a student in special education, who has persisted despite obstacles.
Jeanette Bertram Chapman Scholarship Fund - Established November 2001 by the Alpha Eta Association of Cincinnati. Income shall be used for annual scholarships to full-time, matriculating students enrolled in programs in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services preparing teachers of elementary age children. Recipients must have at least a B average. Donor’s preference is that awards will be given to, but not limited to, members of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity.
Sarah Blank Greenholz Endowment Fund - Scholarships awarded to third or fourth year students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the teaching fields of mathematics and/or the sciences. These scholarships are awarded for academic achievement and are not a needs-based scholarship.
Carolyn C. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship Fund - Fund will be used for scholarships in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services in the early and/or middle childhood education programs.
James P. Bruckmann Endowed Scholarship Fund – Fund will be used to support scholarships for students in the secondary education program, focused on social studies – and/or the educational leadership (administration) graduate program.
John C. Bryant Scholarship Fund – Income supports an annual scholarship for a student studying in teacher education with high financial need and planning to teach in urban schools.
Bryson Endowed Scholarship Fund - Income provides scholarship awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate students in secondary education or educational administration. Preference shall be given to students majoring in English. Other special preferences, including work ethic and employment status, have been specified by the donor.
Julia B. Champlain Scholarship Fund in Education - Established November 1991 by Wallace J. Champlain. Income provides an annual scholarship award to a second-year student majoring in education who has demonstrated the aptitude and promise for a successful teaching career in either the first, second, or third grades of elementary school education.
The Robert L. Cheeseman Family Scholarship – Established in 2009, by the Cheeseman family in memory of Robert Cheeseman. Provides an annual scholarship to a CECH student who is preparing to teach at any level.
Choose Ohio First Scholarships (STEM fellows) – Available for rising juniors in early childhood, middle childhood and special education who have concentration in math or science. (ECE students must demonstrate interest in one of these areas). Students must have a GPA of 2.8 and be accepted into cohort. The scholarship provides $1500/quarter ($4500 annually) for junior year with renewal for senior year. There is a separate application for this scholarship: information is sent directly to students entering the middle, early or special education cohorts.
William E. Climer Scholarship Fund - Established September 1994 by Mrs. William E. (Ruth) Climer. Income will be given for one or more scholarships to graduate students in early childhood or secondary education. Preference is given to students indicating a commitment to teach in public schools. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.
Helen L. Coops Endowment Fund - Established October 1955 by various donors in memory of Helen L. Coops. Income provides a scholarship for a woman or women majoring in health promotion and education.
Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund – awarded to criminal justice students.
Delta Kappa Gamma Raschig-Greenholz Scholarship – $1000 each of the next 17 years to go to a student majoring in middle childhood education who has financial need (beginning 2009-2010 school year).
Delta Mu Delta Scholarship Fund - Established January 1969 by Delta Mu Delta Fraternity. Income provides scholarships to students who need financial assistance.
Audrey J. Dick Memorial Scholarship Fund - Scholarships from this fund will support students in Teacher Education Programs focused on teacher training for grades PK-8.
Early Childhood Development Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarships to students majoring in early childhood development, enrolled in the Early Childhood Learning Community (ECLC).
Education Alumnal Scholarship - What began as an annual alumni card party in the 1930s lasted more than four decades, and brought with it significant support for the College. Today, the Education Alumnal Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to provide support to CECH students for their academic excellence.
James K. Ellis Student Athletic Trainer Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarship support to athletic training program students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
Ellen Pease Sole Emerging Needs Scholarship – Supports teacher education students at the undergraduate level. Emerging needs are currently defined as students who are single parents.
Robert M. Fleming Scholarship Fund - Established May 1949 by Robert M. Fleming. An annual scholarship for students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
Louise Stevenson Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established February 1960 by family and friends of the late Mrs. Louise Stevenson Foster. Income provides a tuition grant (of approximately $100) in alternate (even) years to a worthy student preparing for teaching in high school. (2008,2010,2012,etc)
Grace Anna Fry Scholarship Fund - Established June 1946 by the Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumnae Association. Income to be used for the Annual Kindergarten Alumnae Scholarship.
Helen M. Fulton Scholarship Fund - Established February 1985 by the estate of Helen M. Fulton. Income supports tuition and living expense grants to needy students who demonstrate scholarship, enthusiasm, and respect for the University.
Gay Van Zandt Scholarship – To recognize a student or students who best exemplify the qualities of a student ambassador. Students are selected for this award for their outstanding service to the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services and the University of Cincinnati while maintaining good academic standing.
Helen P. Glimpse Scholarship Fund - Established March 2001 by the Helen Glimpse Trust. Scholarships to students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
Grooms Scholarship Fund - Established February 1964 by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grooms. Income provides an annual scholarship to a woman specializing in school administration at the graduate level.
Verna Guenther Schwesinger Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarship support for sport administration students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
Kathryn H. Hansen Scholarship Fund - Established April 1958 by friends of the late Kathryn H. Hansen. Income provides a scholarship for worthy and needy students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
Loraine E. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship - Established January 1978 by the estate of Loraine E. Hendrickson. Income and principal, if needed, provide scholarships for students in the College.
Holstrom Family Early Childhood Learning Community Scholarship Fund – Established in 2010 to award a partial scholarship for both 1. a part-time associate degree student in the Early Childhood Learning Center and 2. a part-time birth-age 5 student (either campus-based or distance learning students).
Thomas & Sandra Houpt Endowed Scholarship - First awarded in 2007, provides scholarships to students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
Clarence & Marie Hunter Scholarship Fund - Established March 1988 by the estate of Clarence Hunter. Income provides scholarships to students from the Greater Cincinnati area who are studying to become teachers.
Joseph Jaeger Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in 2010, awarded annually to a first-generation undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Human Services and maintaining a 3.2 or better GPA (scale of 4.0).
Mildred Ramsey Jones Scholarship Fund – Established January 1994 by the estate of Mildred Ramsey Jones. Income provides scholarships for students in, or entering upon, a full course of instruction in the College.
Frances A. Kemp Scholarship fund - Established January 1990 by the estate of Hazel N. Kemp in memory of Frances A. Kemp. Income provides scholarships for students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services who are concentrating their studies in the field of early childhood education. Preference is given to students who as children, resided in Avondale.
Hazel N. Kemp Scholarship Fund – Established January 1990 by the estate of Hazel N. Kemp. Income provides scholarships for students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services who concentrate their studies in the field of early childhood education.
Theresa K. Kirby Memorial Scholarship - Established October 1963 by various donors. Income provides a partial scholarship to a third- or fourth-year student who exemplifies the teaching ideals of the early childhood education field.
Leith Memorial Scholarship – Established in 1965 by friends of the late Dr. Leith to support tuition grants for students majoring in business education. (the late Dr. Harold Leith was a professor of business education)
Let Us Never Forget Scholarship - Ongoing scholarship provided each year by the Yellow Ribbon Support Center in the amount of $1000.00. The scholarship is in memory of a Fallen Hero (CECH Alumnus Micheal Frank). Awarded to a full time student involved in ROTC program.
Constance I. MacLeod Scholarship Fund – Established October 1959 by the family of Constance I. MacLeod. Income provides a scholarship to an outstanding student intending to teach at the kindergarten level.
Mary Jo Maher Memorial Scholarship for Women – Established October 1984 by the estate of Mary Jo Maher, Class of 1955. Income and principal, if needed, provide scholarships to women needing financial assistance who wish to attend evening classes, full time or part time.
David H. Massel Memorial Fund – Established October 1987 by Rebecca D. Massel in memory of her son. Income provides scholarships to part-time graduate students in Criminal Justice who are studying in the area of law enforcement, which includes policing, probation, and parole.
Iona McClain Scholarship Fund - Established in 2009, scholarship for a student in Criminal Justice, who is returning to complete either the undergraduate degree or graduate work, after being away for some time.
Viola D. McComas Scholarship Fund – Established February 1999 by Viola D. McComas. Income provides scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled full-time. Recipients should demonstrate financial need and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Margaret G. McKim Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established October 1960 by the estate of Margaret G. McKim. Income provides scholarships for students majoring in early childhood education.
Madalyne O. Menger Scholarship - Assistance to students preparing to be teachers who demonstrate financial need and who have at least a B average.
Sarah A. Moses Special Education Scholarship Fund - Established in 2006 from the estate of Sarah A. Moses. Provides scholarships for undergraduate special education students.
David Naylor Scholarship Fund – Established 2009. Annual scholarship to support a student in Secondary Education, Social Studies Major.
Miriam Kemp Niederhauser Scholarship Fund - Established November 1990 by Hazel N. Kemp in memory of Miriam Kemp Niederhauser. Provides scholarships for students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services who are concentrating their studies in the field of middle childhood education.
Ida J. Nolte-Cornelison & Florence E. Nolte Endowment Fund - Established April 2001 by the Ida J. Nolte-Cornelison Trust (Mr. Cleve Cornelison). Income provides scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students in Curriculum and Instruction with demonstrated financial need and a stated commitment to teach in the field of business education. Two or three students generally are chosen to receive the award.
Phoenix Scholarship Award Fund – Established in 2010, the fund is used to provide an annual scholarship to a CECH student who best exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding future educator, education administrator, health promotion professional or researcher, counselor, school psychologist, criminal justice professional, or other appropriate post-graduate pursuit.
Ruth Haskell Keller Pruden Scholarship Fund - Established February 1967 by Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pruden, Jr. Income provides scholarships to worthy and needy junior or senior students in early childhood education.
Ellen Peters and Wayne A. Rich Scholarship - First awarded in 2007, income to be used to support scholarships for undergraduate students in the School of Education. Preference will be given to graduates of Hughes High School.
Grace E. Richardson Memorial Scholarship - Established February 1960 by Mrs. Florence R. Ansted. Income provides a tuition grant (of approximately $100) available in alternate years to a worthy student preparing for teaching in the upper grades of the elementary school. (To be awarded 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, etc.)
Donald W. Ritter Scholarship Fund - Established March 2001 by family and friends of Donald W. Ritter. Income provides annual scholarships to one or two full-time, matriculating students in the criminal justice program, based on strong character and financial need.
Virginia and Eugene Ruehlmann Scholarship in Education – Established in 2011, this scholarship is awarded to students in the School of Education with demonstrated financial need.
Oscar and Yvonne Robertson Urban Education Scholarship – First awarded in 2007, fund supports an undergraduate student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services preparing to teach in urban schools.
Rollman Memorial Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship (Henry & Hattie M. Rollman) – Established February 1939 by the children of Henry and Hattie M. Rollman in memory of their parents. Income provides at least four annual grants to worthy undergraduate students preparing to teach American youth, with a focus on teaching American citizenship and government. Qualifications for receiving these grants include: a knowledge and interest in the perpetuation of the American Democracy; a belief in the maintenance and preservation of our form of government in the community, state and nation; genuine interest in teaching; ability in intellectual pursuits; and good moral character.
Josephine F. & Justin A. Rollman Scholarship Grants for Advancement in the Teaching of American Citizenship – Established April 1961 by Josephine F. and Justin A. Rollman. Income provides at least four annual scholarships distributed throughout the four undergraduate classes to assist worthy young students who are preparing to teach American youth. The qualifications for receiving these grants should be based upon: A knowledge of and interest in the perpetuation of American democracy; a belief in the maintenance and preservation of our form of government at the community, state, and national level; a genuine interest in the field of teaching; ability in intellectual pursuits and good moral character.
Charles A. Salie and Charlene A. Tucker Scholarship Fund – Established in 2008 by the estate of Charles A. Salie and Irene Tucker Salie to award undergraduate and/or graduate scholarships in CECH. Scholarship recipients must be a teacher education major and intend to pursue a career in teaching; be in good academic standing with no grade lower than a “C”; and demonstrate financial need. Nothing shall preclude a scholarship recipient in any one year from being a recipient in succeeding years, so long as such recipient otherwise meets the criteria stated above.
Christe T. Sapona Scholarship - This is an annual fund, first awarded in 2007. Fund supports a scholarship for first generation students in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services who are preparing to be teachers.
Mary Louise Schroth Graduate Scholarship Fund - Established December 1998 by Miss Mary Louise Schroth. Income provides an annual scholarship to a full-time or part-time graduate student intending to teach in the field of English at the high school/college level, preferably in the urban setting.
Mary Louise Schroth Undergraduate Scholarship Fund – Established July 2002 by Miss Mary Louise Schroth. Income provides an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student in her/his junior or senior year who is working to complete requirements for teaching English at the secondary level.
Lillian C. Sherman Scholarship Fund for Education - Established May 2002 by the Lillian Chaliff Sherman Trust. Income provides fellowships for graduate students in teacher education and related areas.
(Mrs.) Ellen Pease Sole Scholarship - Scholarship awarded to full-time, matriculated student(s) in early childhood education who possesses both academic ability and financial need.
Special Education Scholarship Fund - An annual scholarship award for graduate students in special education.
Clara M. Van Hart Scholarship Fund - Established October 1962 by the estate of Clara M. Van Hart. A scholarship based upon personality and scholarship, given to women already enrolled in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
Stuart Graham Vayo Scholarship Fund - Established in 2013 by Marshella Harkness, Ph.D. and Mr. M. Stephen Harkness, this scholarship will support junior or senior students in the Substance Abuse Counseling Program with a 3.5 or higher GPA, who also demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from the Greater Cincinnati area.
Walters Family Scholarship Fund - Awards will support full-time undergraduate students attending the Clifton campus in the sophomore, junior or senior year, enrolled in Teacher Education at either the middle childhood or secondary education level. Recipients must have and maintain a 2.8 or better grade point average and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must also demonstrate involvement in community service and/or volunteer activities.
Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in 2010 to provide financial aid to students who-pursue their studies in the field of education. The scholarship(s) shall be awarded to students worthy of support because of academic achievement and financial need.
Whiting Scholarship Fund - Established November 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Carson Ross Whiting. Income provides scholarships for three students per year (of approximately $1,500 each). One student to be selected from each of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Each sophomore will continue to receive the scholarship providing their grades are maintained. Scholarship awards are to be restricted to residents of Hamilton County.
Pearl M. Wright Award - Both UC education graduates from the 1920s, sisters Pearl and Kathryn Wright were inseparable, sharing the same Clifton home for more than 60 years. They also shared a passion for education, and in 1996 Kathryn left a lasting legacy for her sister in an endowment to the College of Education. Today, the Pearl M. Wright award provides annual scholarships to exemplary seniors in early childhood education. The award includes tuition and fees, books, equipment, and professional development support.
Awards and Prizes
In addition to scholarships, CECH has a number of awards and prizes for exceptional students. Students do not need to apply to receive prizes. These are awarded at the recommendation of faculty and staff and are not necessarily handed out each year.
Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumnae Awards - To provide annual memberships in the Association for Childhood Education International in memory of Miss Julia S. Bothwell and Miss Lillian H. Stone for seniors who personify the ideals of kindergarten-primary teaching.
Randall J. Condon Memorial Prize - Established June 1936 by the Cincinnati Kindergarten Alumnae Association. Income provides an annual prize to a student in CECH.
Garvin Dissertation Award – provides an annual award to a graduate student who has submitted the best dissertation for his/her graduate degree. Upon selection of the recipient, a copy of the dissertation is to be placed in the CECH Library.
Health Promotion and Education Internship Support Fund – To be used to support HPE students participating in unpaid internships or co-ops in the College.
Drs. Mazile/McGlone Dissertation Prize – awards prize(s) to the work(s) best exemplifying efforts to improve curriculum for children in developing nations, schooling environments for minorities anywhere, or the selection and preparation of teachers to operationalize such curricula.
Melanie A. Schute Memorial Award - Annual award to an outstanding member of the graduating class who, because of their sympathetic interpretation of child life, student record, and forward-looking professional spirit promises best as a teacher of little children.