Scholarships & Funding

Here in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Information Technology (CECH), we understand that you are wanting more than just a great education. You are looking for opportunities to gain professional experience and explore the career of your choice. College scholarships do more than simply cover the costs of tuition and fees. They offer support in many areas, freedom of choice and time to focus on studies, and have advantages that will last a lifetime. In CECH, we offer the following scholarship opportunities to students who are seeking financial support. Each non-renewable scholarship is awarded to four recipients, in the amount of $1,000, each semester, in each category (first responder, forever bearcat, transfer and veterans). Awards are made based on available funds and are subject to fulfilling the application requirements and meeting satisfactory academic progress.

If you have questions about any CECH scholarship, please contact us via email or call us directly at (513) 556-6308.

First Responders Scholarship

We recognize and appreciate the contribution made by the First Responders of our communities. We are pleased to offer this scholarship as part of our commitment to support the men and women who serve our communities. Eligible students must meet the criteria below, and submit the appropriate undergraduate application for admissions, by the stated deadline in order to be considered.

  • Fall Deadline: June 15th
  • Spring Deadline: October 15th
  • Summer Deadline: February 15th  
  • Applicants must be transferring from an external institution (non-UC program)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must have been offered admission to CECH
  • Must confirm admission and enroll as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) upon entering CECH, each semester the award is given
  • Must upload proof of first responder employment (i.e. work badge, letter from HR etc.) to the scholarship application

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

  • Animal Control Officers (must hold law enforcement credentials)
  • Auxiliary & Reserve Sheriff Deputy or Police Officers
  • Bridge and Tunnel Officers
  • Court Bailiffs/Court Officers (must hold law enforcement credentials)
  • Correctional Officer
  • Detention Officers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officer
  • Fire Marshals who are certified Law Enforcement Officers
  • Park Police & Park Rangers
  • Police Officer (Federal, State, and Local)
  • Probation & Parole Officers
  • Railroad Police Officers
  • School Resource Officers (must hold law enforcement credentials)
  • Sheriff / Sheriff's Deputy
  • State Trooper

FIREFIGHTERS

  • Career Firefighter (Federal, State, and Local)
  • Fire Marshal
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Wild-land firefighter/ Prescribed fire burn manager

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic

Forever Bearcat Scholarship

So that you can continue your journey towards a bachelor's degree in CECH, we are pleased to offer this scholarship for students transitioning from UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont. Eligible students must meet the criteria below and submit the Change of College form by the stated deadline in order to be considered.

  • Fall Deadline: June 15th
  • Spring Deadline: October 15th
  • Summer Deadline: February 15th  
  • Applicants must be transferring from UC Blue Ash or UC Clermont only
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must have been offered admission to CECH
  • Must confirm admission and enroll as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) upon entering CECH, each semester the award is given

Transfer Scholarship

We are excited to offer this scholarship to encourage you to continue your journey in working towards a bachelor's degree. Eligible students must meet the criteria below and submit the Transfer Application by the stated deadline in order to be considered.

  • Fall Deadline: June 15th
  • Spring Deadline: October 15th
  • Summer Deadline: February 15th  
  • Applicants must be transferring from an external institution (non-UC program)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must have been offered admission to CECH
  • Must confirm admission and enroll as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) upon entering CECH, each semester the award is given

Veterans Scholarship

To express our gratitude to those who have served in any U.S. Armed Forces, we are pleased to offer this scholarship as a token of our appreciation for your service to our country. Eligible students must meet the criteria below and submit the appropriate undergraduate application for admissions by the stated deadline in order to be considered.

If you wish to take advantage of Veterans Educational benefits, please contact the Veterans Program and Services (VPS) Office.  

  • Fall Deadline: June 15th
  • Spring Deadline: October 15th
  • Summer Deadline: February 15th  
  • Applicants must be transferring from an external institution (non-UC program)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must have been offered admission to CECH
  • Must confirm admission and enroll as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) upon entering CECH, each semester the award is given
  • Dependants are NOT eligible
  • Must upload a copy of DD-214 to the scholarship application

The following programs are not elgible for the CECH Scholarships:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling (online)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Care and Education (online)

Teach Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students in specified majors who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years (within 8 years of graduation) at schools classified as serving low-income students.

  • Middle Childhood Education – Language Arts & Mathematics
  • Middle Childhood Education – Language Arts & Natural Science
  • Middle Childhood Education – Mathematics & Natural Science
  • Middle Childhood Education – Social Studies & Mathematics
  • Middle Childhood Education – Social Studies & Natural Science
  • Secondary Education – Integrated Sciences Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction (high-need licensure areas only)
  • Special Education (licensure areas only)

If you are interested in learning more about the TEACH grant, please contact Samantha Foltz and Michael Woodard via email or call 513-556-2336.

University Scholarships

Please  review all of the academic funding opportunities available at the University of Cincinnati.