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Graduate Scholarship Award 

This prestigious scholarship is designed to support and recognize outstanding individuals committed to advancing their education through University of Cincinnati’s online graduate education programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the Graduate Scholarship Award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit your application by the program deadline.
  • Successfully secure admission and confirm your spot in the program.
  • Complete the short online Graduate Scholarship Award application.
    • Following acceptance into an eligible program, you will receive a link to the Graduate Scholarship Award application. If you don’t receive the link or have technical issues with the application, please email [email protected].

Eligible programs:

Financial Support:

Graduate Scholarship Award recipients will receive a grant of up to $1,200 for their first semester.

Please note: the scholarship award is dependent on recipients completing the full first semester and cannot be applied to courses for undergraduate credit.

The Business Partnerships Scholarship cannot be applied during the same semester as the Graduate Scholarship Award. After a student receives the Graduate Scholarship Award, they may verify their employment to receive the Business Partnerships Scholarship during succeeding semesters, if eligible.

Professional Development Scholarship

The Professional Development Scholarship is available for students interested in specific education endorsements and certificates. By enrolling in one of the eligible programs you will qualify for $215 off per credit hour.

Eligible programs:

Please note: if a course is dropped after the drop deadline the scholarship amount will be rescinded and the student will be responsible for the full cost of the course.

The Business Partnerships Scholarship cannot be applied to programs that receive the Professional Development Scholarship.

TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant Program

The 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 at schools classified as serving low-income students.

Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study and up to $8,000 for graduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced.

Future teachers can benefit from TEACH Grant funds in meeting their college costs, but failure to meet the conditions of the program can result in a loan with compounded interest.

Once a TEACH Grant converts to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant. Additionally, completing part of your teaching obligation does not prevent a portion of your grant from becoming a loan. Because of these conditions, TEACH Grant Exit Counseling is required whenever you withdraw, graduate or change your academic program.

Grant-Becomes-Loan Provision

While students intending to teach can benefit from this grant money, accepting TEACH is unlike other grant programs. TEACH Grant requires specific (and detailed) obligations to be met:

  • Completion of a four-year teaching obligation within eight years of graduating
  • Annual documentation of teaching in a qualified high-need subject area in a designated low-income serving school
  • Timely response to requests for information from the U.S. Department of Education while enrolled in school, following departure from school, and while teaching

Failure to meet all service provisions in full will result in all TEACH Grant funds being permanently converted to a loan with interest calculated to when the grant was received.

Student Eligibility

To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Meet basic aid eligibility requirements of matriculation and academic progress
  • Be enrolled in a program of study designated as TEACH Grant-eligible
  • Meet one of the following academic achievement requirements
    • A score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (e.g. SAT, ACT, or GRE), or
    • Graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 to receive a grant as a freshman
    • Have a cumulative university GPA of at least 3.25 on your college coursework to receive a grant for each subsequent term
  • Complete TEACH Grant counseling each year funds are received.
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) each year funds are received and respond to requests by the U.S. Department of Education confirming your continuing intention to meet the teaching obligation.


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