Guidance Department » Scholarships



Updated 3/29/2019

Please make sure that you get your materials ready at least 10-14 days PRIOR to the deadline to make sure they get processed on time!

***Be sure to check for scholarship opportunities with any colleges that you apply and get accepted to attend.

Doris Larkin McAdams Memorial Scholarship-Scholarship applicant requirements include: African American female, graduating senior currently attending a high school in the greater Cincinnati area. Student must be planning to attend a 4 year college or university in the fall 2019 and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Completion of application including essay

Walsh University-Academic Merit Scholarship-Eligible for students accepted to Walsh University who meet the academic criteria to qualify for a scholarship. Scholarship dollars range from $10,000-16,0000 per year

Walsh University Honors Program Awards-This program offers $20,000 Baxter Honors Scholarships and full tuition Presidential Scholarship. Students who have at least a 3.75 GPA and at least a 25 ACT/1200 SAT score qualify to apply for Walsh’s Honors Program.  These awards are determined after the Honors Competition to be held in February.  Additional Grants and Scholarships-Band and Choir scholarships, Athletic grants, Blouin Global Scholars and Leaders in Social Justice

2018-2019 We the Students Essay Contest-Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner. Essay prompt: What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?” Visit to apply

CCU ESPORTS Scholarships-Cincinnati Christian University Esports has scholarships for 2019 high school graduates to attend CCU on an esports scholarship of up to full tuition. Requirements include high school GPA of 2.0 or higher, minimum score of 16 or higher on ACT.  For more info, visit

Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati-2019 WCC Agnes Seasongood Education Award (5 $1,000 awards for Female HS Seniors). This award is to encourage responsible civic awareness among female high school seniors in our community.  Contest requirements include a one page essay (submitted in hard copy), complete applicant form to include student and parent signature as well as letter of recommendation. Deadline: Thursday, April 4, 2019. See Mrs. Havlin for paper application.

Paul Mitchell Schools “Give Back to Get Back” Scholarship-for students interested in the beauty industry. If accepted to Paul Mitchell School students can apply for the scholarship.  Scholarship application consists of application form, two letters of recommendation and an essay or video essay.  See Mrs. Havlin for details. Deadline: May 24, 2019.

Delta Gamma Lambda Scholarship-scholarship developed to recognize and honor outstanding African American students in the Cincinnati area. See Mrs. Havlin for more information as to how to complete the online application.

Vietnam Veterans of America-this scholarship is available to veterans and their immediate family members/dependents. Students must have a 2.0 or greater and have a family member who is a veteran. Selection criteria includes Academic Achievement, Financial Need, School Activities and Community Service.  See Mrs. Havlin for a hard copy of the application. Deadline: April 10, 2019.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Sinclair- state funded scholarship for students who will be starting at Sinclair in Fall 2019 and majoring in a STEM or medical program. Students should submit applications to the Financial Aid Office or to from now until August 26, 2019. See Mrs. Havlin for a paper copy.

Ohio News Media Foundation-minority scholarship to be awarded to a high school senior in Ohio who plans to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particulary journalism, advertising, marketing or communications. For more information, apply to Deadline: April 19, 2019.

High School STEM Scholarship-students will have the opportunity to come to West Point for a 5 day hands on workshop with the overarching goal to increase interest in STEM through inquiry-based projects; develop and reinforce student science, math and problem solving skills. The workshop will be held June 3-7, 2019.  Both workshops can be found at

Mt. Healthy Alumni Scholarship-this scholarship is for a Mt. Healthy High School Senior who is the child, stepchild or under the custody of a Mt. Healthy graduate is eligible to apply. An essay is required that has the theme “How college will help me achieve my goals in life.”   See your counselor for a copy of the application. Due April 15, 2019.

BBB Center for Ethics Scholarship-create a 30-120 second video on an ethical dilemma that the student has encountered either at school or at their work place. The video outlines not just the dilemma but also how it was resolved.  Deadline June 7, 2019.  Visit for more details.

2019 LEADS! Scholarship Program-All information is on their website at under the Scholarship link. Deadline is April 12, 2019.

Western Economic Council 2019 Scholarship and Citizenship Award Program-offering four $2,000 scholarships and citizenship grants to 2019 high school seniors who live in Hamilton County. Each application must be typed and submitted in a folder.  See. Mrs. Havlin for all of the details.  Due April 19, 2019.

2019 Student-View Scholarship Program-to complete the application, log in to and complete a 15-20 minute survey about colleges in your area. Deadline April 22, 2019.

University of Aftermath Foundation-scholarship awarded to students in training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians as well as those studying engineering, accounting business and other courses of study. Email for more information. Deadline March 31, 2019.

Gamma Phi Delta Scholarship-Criteria to include GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate a recognizable need for financial assistance, involvement in extra-curricular activities, work experience and community involvement. Please see Mrs. Havlin for a paper copy of the application. Deadline: April 4, 2019.

Greater Ohio Valley Women in Defense Chapter 2019 STEM Scholarship-To access the online application, please visit

William D. Squires Educational Foundation Scholarship-is a $4,000 renewable financial need-based undergraduate scholarship with a maximum value of $16,000. Applicants EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) from FAFSA must be less than $7,000 to apply. Applicants must know their career goal and are highly motivated, but require financial assistance to pursue their dream in higher education. Students must also have a minimum of 3.20 GPA.  A copy of the scholarship application and detailed information are available on their website at   Deadline: April 5, 2019.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship-scholarship awarded to African-American females in the Cincinnati area that are currently high school seniors and plan to attend a college or university upon graduation. Recipients of the scholarship will be based on academic excellence, community service involvement, financial need, essay and a short interview.  Applicants must also have a 2.5 GPA or better.  The application can be downloaded at

Shawnee State University Scholarship Opportunities-If you are interested in attending Shawnee State University, you may be eligible for a scholarship if you have a 3.2 GPA and 21 ACT to qualify. See their website for details.

The Caleb Brown, Jr. Scholarship-To be eligible to receive this scholarship, each applicant must be a male, African American student attending a high school in the Greater Cincinnati area and have been accepted to a four-year accredited college or university. Deadline: April 15, 2019. See Mrs. Havlin for a paper copy of the application.

 Another great resource is . Click on SCHOLARSHIPS and it will list multiple scholarships that may be of interest to youJ

***You can also visit for more scholarship opportunities. Just click on “Scholarships” and it will direct you to numerous scholarships that may be of interest to youJ



K & G Fashion Superstore-They offer a wide assortment of tuxedos, suits and dinner jackets starting at $79.99 as well as prom dresses starting at $59.99. Their motto is “why rent when you can own for a fraction of the price?  Up to 60% off department store prices each day.  During the 2019 prom season, they are extending a special 20% off discount!

Kenzie’s Closet-Non profit organization that provides prom dresses and accessories to high school juniors and seniors at NO COST to those who are in current financial need.  Please see your counselor for details and how to sign up!

Camp Cardiac-is a 1 week summer day camp open to all high school students ages 15-18 years of age. The primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  For more information, visit

Camp Neuro- Camp Neuro is a 1-week summer day camp open to all high school students ages 15-18. Camp Neuro’s primary focus in on the care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology.  It provides a great starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

Martin W. Essex School for Gifted and Talented Summer Camp-Offers rising high school juniors and seniors opportunities for career exploration through a unique program comprised of classes, seminars and workshops on the arts, sciences and humanities. The camp is located on Otterbein University campus and the dates are June 16-22, 2019.  The cost of $650.00 however Need-based financial assistance may be available. For more information, visit

University of Dayton Summer Camp Opportunities:

METEC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men-Discover career opportunities in engineering and technology as well as life on a college campus. Open to minority young men who will be seniors in fall 2019, are enrolled in a college prep program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  For more info, email

Summer Honors Engineering Camp: Explore engineering through hands-on activities, use your creativity to solve real world problems and gain insights into the field by meeting faculty and engineering students. Open to students entering 11th-12th grade in fall 2019 who have a minimum GPA of 3.5. For more info, email

Women in Engineering Summer Camp: Learn about engineering’s many fields and get a taste of life at UD. Immerse yourself in the world of engineering through experiments, innovation modules, a day with industry and dinner with an engineer.  Open to women entering 10th-12th grade in fall 2019. For more info, email at

Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge-Ignite –Looking for 60 high school students grades 10th-12th to work alongside college students and professional mentors to be the voice of change for youth on the topic of mental health. In this two day workshop, students will learn the “Design Thinking” process of problem solving, work in small groups to brainstorm solutions to mental health challenge prompts, work with professional mentors to develop idea pitches and present your team’s idea pitch to an expert judging panel. When: June 8th & 9th, 2019 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Main Campus Sabin Auditorium-Location D. See Mrs. Havlin if you would like to apply. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2019.

 Biology meets Engineering (BmE) Program-is a program to grow interest in biology and engineering. Students will get to take part in fun biology activities to learn how animals move through the world using their senses.  They will then use engineering to build and program robots.  This program is for current juniors.  People from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Program activities include free 3-week summer program (transportation and lunch provided)!  Summer program begins June 3-21, 2019 Monday through Friday 9 AM-3 PM at the University of Cincinnati Uptown West Campus.  Apply at Application review will begin April 1, 2019 and continue until the program is filled.

2019 Regents STARTALK Foreign Language Academy-Opportunity for students to start on their way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical-need languages of Chinese and Russian. Location: Kent State University; When: June 17, 2019-July 12, 2019. Students live together in the Kent State Honors College. Program is open to all rising high school juniors and seniors.  Students must participate in a follow-up academic year component consisting of distance learning and monthly Saturday sessions.  Applications are due by April 15.  Admission decisions will be announced in May. To apply, visit