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About

The College of Allied Health Sciences educates and prepares future health and other health science professionals to provide high-quality service in their respective fields. In conjunction with community-based partners, students achieve clinical skills and learn the values of critical thinking, good communication, teamwork, cultural competence and service learning. The college's faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, service and leadership.

Our Vision

The College of Allied Health Sciences aspires to be a preeminent leader in healthcare profession and education, to nurture its students so they meet their fullest potential and allow them to become outstanding professionals and individuals. Together, the college of allied health sciences and its alumni will transform our healthcare community through proper clinical treatment, prevention, skill and knowledge.

Funding Opportunities

College Scholarship & Program Funds For Ongoing Contributions

College of Allied Health Sciences Annual Fund
Unrestricted funds that are used to support faculty, students, and programs where the need is greatest.

College of Allied Health Sciences Dean's Endowed Diversity Scholarship*
Established by Timothy B. and Terri A. Hollenkamp, a SLP alumna and owner of REHAB on the Run and Rehab Resources, as well as Scott and Tina Whalen with matching funds from UC Health.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences.  Recipient(s) must have 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.  Recipient(s) must have and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.  Preference shall be given to a first-generation student.

CAHS Nutrition for Better Health Scholarship*
Established in 2012 by an anonymous donor.  Four-fifths (80%) of the annual gifts shall be used for scholarships to be applied as follows:  1) full tuition for student enrolled in the MS/MD program in the Department of Nutrition, and 2) the rest for students, graduates or undergraduates from across all the disciplines offered at the College, who have completed, or will take before graduation, a course in nutrition at the College.  The remaining (20%) will be directed to the Dean's Discretionary Fund.

Clinical Health Information Sciences

Analytical & Diagnostic Sciences Discretionary Fund
Supports education of advanced medical imaging technologists and medical laboratory scientists

Dr. Colin R. and Margaret E. Macpherson Scholarship Endowment*
Established in 2012 by the Macpherson Family.  Provides scholarship assistance to qualified students majoring in Medical Laboratory Science currently attending the University of Cincinnati. Recipient(s) must have with a GPA of 2.8 or higher.  Among the qualities to be considered are evidence of strong communication and leadership skills and evidence of community service. Preference will be given to students who are juniors or seniors.

Health Information Management Scholarship**
Established in in 2005 by Gail I. Smith, retired CHIS faculty member.  Provides funds to be used for scholarships for students in  the Health Information Management Program.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. 

Communication Sciences & Disorders Scholarships

Communication Sciences and Disorders Fund
Supports education of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech, language, hearing scientists.

Otter Animal Audiology Endowment Fund
Supports the education for and testing of canine hearing through the Laboratory for Animal Biocoustics (the FETCH Lab), named in honor of Otter the dog, recipient of the first canine hearing aid.

Bahmann Foundation Scholarship**
Established in 1997 by The Bahmann Foundation honoring the legacy of Laura Belle and Emma Leah Bahmann to alleviate the effects of hearing loss to help others in the future.  Provides support for Doctor of Audiology students in their 1st and 2nd years.

Christina Ferrier Memorial Endowed Scholarship*
Established February 2016 by Ronald and Rose Ferrier in honor of their daughter, Christina, who died suddenly in November 2015 while a graduate student in Speech Language Pathology.  Provides scholarship(s) shall be awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders program in Speech Language Pathology with preference given to students enrolled in the Distance Learning Program.  Preference will be given to students who are actively engaged in meaningful volunteer activity within their community, exhibit a strong work ethic, and are committed to excellence in the pursuit of their career in speech-language pathology.  In the event that the Speech Language Pathology degree ceases to exist, the scholarship(s) shall be awarded to a student(s) enrolled in the closest possible degree program within the department or College.

Ernest Weiler Memorial Scholarship Fund**
Established in June 2008 by various donors in honor of Dr. Earnest Weiler, a Professor Emeritus, upon his death. Provides tuition assistance awards to students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Fluency Friday Endowment Fund
Established in February 2019.  Supports the Fluency Friday program at the College of Allied Health Sciences in collaboration with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the Hamilton County Educational Service Center.  Fluency Friday is an annual event for children who stutter and their families that was started by Diane Games, MA-BCS-F in 2001.

Judith Marlowe PhD Endowed Diversity Scholarship in Early Hearing Detection & Intervention *
Established in 2017 by Dr. Judith Marlowe, who received her MA in CSD from UC and has spent her career focusing on pediatric audiology, with matching funds from UC Health.  Provides recipient(s) enrolled in the AuD or Audiology PhD programs in the College with an expressed intention to provide clinical services in pediatric audiology with a focus on early hearing identification and intervention (birth to three years).  Recipient(s) must have 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 diversity.  Preference will be given to students who will be applying for a post-doc fellowship in the field.  If there are no eligible candidates in the AuD or Audiology PhD programs, disbursement may be deferred for one year.  Alternately, in the absence of eligible Audiology candidates, students in the Speech Pathology MA or PhD programs who have the same expressed intention to provide early interventions services (birth to age 3) specifically for children with hearing impairment may be considered. All applicants for this scholarship will submit an essay describing their interest and objectives in becoming a pediatric audiologist and their professional development plan.

Katie Haumesser Endowed Scholarship Fund**
Established in 2008 by Katie’s family and friends in her memory after a tragic car accident.  Katie was an alumna who earned a BS & MS in SLP.  She was a single mom who exemplified determination and resilience in her pursuit of an education.  This award continues her spirit in support of others.  Provides tuition assistance to students in the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders. It is the donor’s preference that the scholarship be awarded each year to a single parent. If there are no single parent candidates then the dept. may choose a worthy candidate.  Provides tuition assistance to students in the College of Allied Health Sciences’ Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders. It is the donor’s preference that the scholarship be awarded each year to a single parent. If there are no single parent candidates then the dept. may choose a worthy candidate.

Kenneth Donnelly Endowment Fund*
Established January 2005 by Carole A. Donnelly, Ph.D. in honor of her deceased husband Dr. Kenneth Donnelly, a longtime faculty member in the CSD department.  Income supports the audiology clinics and clinical education of graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the college.

Robert W. Keith Audiology Research Endowment Fund*
Established in 2011 by Dr. Robert Keith and Kathleen Thornton-Keith to support audiology graduate students.  Dr. Keith spent much of his career teaching future generations of audiologists.  Their commitment to supporting students in pursuit of their educational aspirations continues today.  Supports student research that shows promise resulting in presentation (poster, platform or other forum) or publication in the peer reviewed scientific literature. Funding may include support for such things as purchase of supplies necessary for student research, payment of research subjects, travel for presentations of data to scientific meetings, attendance at training seminars or other forums to learn techniques required for conducting research, and other related purposes as deemed appropriate. Also may be used for either capstone or dissertation research, or independent study that shows promise. If funds are sufficient, it may be used to support an audiology research assistantship.

Sheri An Bloom Speech and Hearing Award**
Established in 1990 by the Bloom Family in memory of Sheri An Bloom, a senior in SLP who was tragically killed in an automobile accident with her father.  Her pursuit to further her education was to continue to graduate school following graduation.  This award creates a legacy to support others in that dream.  Provides an annual award to a student with junior standing who is majoring in the Speech and Learning program. The student should have GPA of at least 3.0, be involved in a variety of campus activities and have intentions of pursuing a graduate education in the Speech and Learning field.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions.

The Communication Sciences Disorders Leadership Scholarship Fund*
Established in 2018 by the Kelchner family to find and support future leaders in CSD with matching funds from UC Health.  This fund reflects their value of strong, principled leadership regardless of the organization.
Dr. Kelchner has served as a CSD faculty member as well as Interim Department Chair.  Provides recipient(s) enrolled in a Communication Sciences Disorders (CSD) program focusing on Clinical Speech-Language Pathology (e.g. medical or educational focus) within the College.  Recipient(s) must have 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.  As part of the application process, applicants shall provide a short description of their unique background contributed to that vision.  If there are no eligible candidates in the programs, disbursement may be deferred for one year.

Rehabilitation Exercise & Nutritional Sciences

Nutrition Discretionary Fund
Funding and donations will be used for student scholarships, support of pilot research projects by faculty and students, and support in teaching.

Rehabilitation Sciences Discretionary Fund
Funds used to purchase equipment for use in the teaching labs to enhance student learning.

Athletic Training Program Gift Fund
Funds used to support the Athletic Training program.

Amanda Blackmon Heitkamp Scholarship**
Established in 2013 by an anonymous donor and supported by family and friends in memory of Amanda Heitkamp.  Provides tuition assistance for a second year DPT student who is a graduate UC Health Sciences Program (HLSC) in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the CAH Preference will be given to HLSC/DPT students who exhibit characteristics that Amanda Heitkamp exemplified (ie: dedication to the profession, caring, perseverance, compassion for others).  Available funds dependent on annual contributions.

Beth A. Bextermueller Rehabilitation Sciences Endowment Scholarship*
Established in 2015 by Harold M. Thomas in honor of Beth Bextermueller, retired clinical coordinator.  Provides assistance for scholarships, stipend, and/or clinical experience support (including travel for professional or clinical experience) for Rehabilitation Science students, candidates of the Doctoral Physical Therapy program, and/or Health Sciences students in the College AHS.

Bill and Carol Walker Athletic Training Student Development and Scholarship Endowment Fund*
Established in 2018 by Carol Walker to honor her husband, Bill, UC’s head athletic trainer from 1975 to 2007.  Provides financial support for the professional development and scholarship support of students enrolled in the University of Cincinnati Master of Science Athletic Training Program presently located in the College.  Eligible students applying must be students in good standing in the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program, have a GPA of at least 3.5 and through their involvement in projects, beyond required class work and internship, show their commitment to career development and to the principles of the Athletic Training profession. Preference shall be given to final year students.  Scheduled for first award in 2019-20.

Excellence in Rehabilitation Sciences*
Established July 2017 by Cathy A. Guenthner, owner of Guenthner Physical Therapy.  Provides tuition assistance for a student(s) enrolled or accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.  Recipient(s) must have 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.  If there are no eligible students, the scholarship would be open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Program.

Eugenia S. Thomas Doctor of Physical Therapy Scholarship*
Established February 2018 by Harold M. Thomas and Eugenia S. Thomas.  Annual spendable funds are to be divided in 5 equal scholarships.  Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and have been accepted as a first year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student.  Scholarship shall be renewable for up to 3 consecutive years provided fund availability and student eligibility.

James K. and Pat Ellis Student Athletic Trainer Scholarship*
Established March 1987 by Dr. James Ellis and Mrs. Pat Ellis to provide scholarship support to students in the Athletic Training Program in the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Nutritional Sciences Diversity Scholarship*
Established in 2016 by an anonymous donor and the Gerber Foundation with matching funds from UC Health.  Provides tuition assistance for recipient(s) enrolled in any program in the Nutritional Sciences Department of the College.  Recipient(s) must have 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 diversity.  Recipient(s) must have and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.

Nutritional Sciences Department Scholarship**
Established in 2009 by Grace Falciglia, Doris Cambruzzi, Jane Garvin and Ellen Rember as leaders in the field of nutritional science.  Available funds provide assistance for tuition assistance for Nutritional Science students through 2 awards. 
(1) Nutritional Sciences Outstanding Student Scholarship: Recognizes one exemplary undergraduate student for their (a) academic achievement, (b) critical thinking skills, (c) initiative and motivation, (d) professionalism, and (e) potential for leadership/success in the field of food and nutrition.  Awarded to four undergraduate nutrition students entering their senior year. 
(2) Nutritional Sciences Outstanding Student Scholarship: Recognizes one exemplary undergraduate student for their (a) academic achievement, (b) critical thinking skills, (c) initiative and motivation, (d) professionalism, and (e) potential for leadership/success in the field of food and nutrition.  Awarded to four undergraduate nutrition students entering their senior year. 
Academic achievement: Undergraduate student cumulative GPA ≥3.5 and no grade lower than a C in any course.  Excellence in Written communication skills, critical thinking skills (analytical skills/problem solving; conceptual skills), initiative and motivation, professionalism, potential for leadership/success in the field of food and nutrition.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions.

Rehabilitation Sciences Scholarship**
Established in November 2008 by Scott D. and Tina F. Whalen and supported by many alumni.  Provides tuition assistance for a student(s) enrolled in the rehabilitation sciences.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions.

Rose Smith Health Sciences Scholarship*
Established February 2018 by Rose L. Smith, DPT and Donald R. Smith who spent their careers in higher education and social services.  Provides tuition assistance awards to students enrolled as incoming third-year students in the Health Sciences undergraduate program. The fund will support students who have 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.  Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher upon the time of application.  Preference shall be given to current student-athletes in the program.  The award is renewable up to 2 consecutive years provided fund availability and student eligibility.

Rose Smith Doctorate of Physical Therapy Scholarship*
Established February 2018 by Rose L. Smith, DPT and Donald R. Smith who spent their careers in higher education and social services.  Provides tuition assistance to student(s) entering year 2 of their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.  Recipient(s) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher upon time of application.  Preference given to Athletic Trainers pursuing a DPT.  If all things are equal, demonstrated financial need can be considered.  Scholarship is renewable up to 2 consecutive years provided fund availability and student eligibility.

W. Kenneth Stephens Scholarship Fund*
Established in 2009 by Patricia M. Graman and other donors in honor of “Doc” Stephens. Provides tuition assistance to be awarded to sophomores, juniors and/or seniors in the Athletic Training Program which is now based in CAHS. Eligible students must have a 2.75 program GPA and must complete an application including essay.  Available 2020-21. 

School of Social Work Scholarships

School of Social Work Annual Fund
Provides emergency funding for students.

Dr. Jeannette C. Taylor Diversity Scholarship*
Established in 2016 by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. Jeannette C. Taylor.  Provides tuition assistance for students enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program in the School of Social work.  Recipient(s) must have a diverse background, based on factors, including, but not limited to, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity.   Available 2019-20.

Jean Sepate & Peter E. Djuric Scholarship*
Established in 2012 by Jean Sepate and Peter E. Djuric, Pharm.D.  Provides tuition assistance awards to students enrolled in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. The Fund will support students with a 3.0 grade point average and the desire to continue to serve as a role model in areas where the need for mentorship is greatest. Preference will be given to male African-American students enrolled in the MSW program. If there are no qualified candidates, then preference will go towards other minority students. Recipients may use the scholarship for such things as tuition, books, fees, room and/or board, and relevant costs related to the progression towards the MSW degree.

Miriam and Henry Glanzberg Scholarship*
Established to provide scholarship support to help prepare capable students in the School of Social Work for service in careers where they are so badly needed to treat desperate social needs in today’s society.  Graduate student: GPA of 3.0; undergrad GPA of 2.75.

Joe Hall Scholarship**
Established by the Children's Home of Greater Cincinnati to a student in field placement at that agency. Provides for scholarships to full-time, preferably minority students admitted to the graduate school of Social Work at CAHS.  The scholarship generally goes to a first-year student and is renewable for the second year.

*Endowed Scholarship Fund    ** Annual Scholarship Fund (Not Endowed)

Contact Information

Angie Hawk
Director of Development, College of Allied Health Sciences
513-556-6148

Bri Coggins
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
513-556-4005

 

About

As the oldest and largest college at the University of Cincinnati, the College of Arts and Sciences is home to more than 8,000 students, 500 faculty, and 21 academic departments. Our dedicated teachers preserve our founder's mission to provide young people with a quality university education, and college researchers have contributed to breakthroughs both life-changing and light-hearted, from the development of the first antihistamine to the design of the Pringles potato chip.

Our Vision

We are inspired to preserve the liberal arts tradition, which is at the very core of what it means to be an educated citizen. We challenge our students to think critically and analytically, to challenge assumptions, and to discover creative solutions to the world's most complex issues. Our alumni serve as community and industry leaders, winning awards such as the Japan Prize and acheiving milestones like Ted Berry '28, the first African-American mayor of Cincinnati.

Funding Opportunities

A&S Scholarship Fund

Gifts to the A&S Scholarship Fund provide 4-year, renewable scholarships to incoming freshman, helping us recruit bright and committed students. More than 6,000 undergraduates need some help covering the cost of tuition.

Dean's Venture Fund

The Dean's Venture Fund provides the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences with the flexibility to invest strategically in interdisciplinary collaboration, research innovation, curriculum development or other priorities for academic growth in the college.

A&S Annual Fund

This versatile fund gives the dean flexibility to address needs or opportunities that are not anticipated in the annual budget; for example, the need to replace a piece of scientific instrumentation or the ability to cover travel costs for a faculty member to present at an international conference.  

Contact Information

Mike Griffin
Senior Director of Development
513-556-3772

 

 

About

Since 1906, we have placed students at the forefront of business by harnessing the power of Greater Cincinnati and its community. As part of a thriving top-25 research university in a city with eight Fortune 500 companies, the Lindner College of Business delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multi-disciplinary environment, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve.

Our Vision

We will be a leading business college, a highly valued partner for business expertise and a catalyst for growth and development. Core values provide a compass to guide us to the future. Our values are:

  • Collaboration - We value shared decision-making, teamwork and partnerships. 
  • Respect - We value the contributions of each individual and our relationship with others.
  • Inquiry - We value intellectual curiosity, creativity and rigor that enable life-long learning.
  • Knowledge Creation - We value research and its translation for students, business and scholarly communities.

Funding Opportunities

Scholarship Support

Ongoing development efforts will effectively communicate the need for increased financial support to be able to continue Lindner scholarship programs for future generations.

Lindner Black Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund

Programmatic Support

Through its academic centers and departments, the Lindner College of Business strives to provide second to none experiences and services for our students and the community. The Lindner College of Business seeks programmatic support for the outreach initiatives of our academic centers of excellence.

Lindner Hall

The new Carl H. Lindner College of Business building is open for classes!

We’d like to especially thank the family of the late Carl H. Lindner Jr. and American Financial Group, Inc. for supporting our new building with a transformative $11 million gift, the largest in the history of our business school.

Contact Information

Scott M. Schuster
Senior Director of Development
513-556-3610

Carl H. Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati
Carl H. Lindner Hall (Room 205)
P.O. Box 210020
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0020

About

UC Clermont College is a regional campus located in the center of Clermont County in Batavia Township. Opened in 1972, Clermont College is an accredited, open-access college offering more than 50 associate degrees and certificate programs. The college began offering a technical bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2011 – the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Administration. UC Clermont College provides a great starting place where students will receive educational experiences to forge their futures.

Our Vision

UC Clermont College provides student-centered undergraduate education and life-long learning in an open-access, regional college environment. We foster diversity as well as intellectual, cultural, and social development in our community.

Funding Opportunities

Annual Fund

The UC Clermont College Annual Fund brings the future to our students. Your gift will help provide faculty training, increase the number of opportunities for students to explore their interests and enhance their overall learning environment, provide state-of-art technology and new resources that keep our programs ahead of the curve.

Athletics

UC Clermont College is home of the Clermont Cougars. Our baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball teams are competitive,winning State and National Titles, in the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association conference. Your gift provides students a winning tradition of success in both sports and studies.

Community Arts

UC Clermont College has provided a fine arts experience through theatre productions and art gallery exhibits to our community for over 20 years. Your gift helps us continue our children's programming at our Calico Children's Theatre and secure a variety of art mediums in the Park National Bank Art Gallery.

Scholarships

Steadily increasing costs make it harder and harder for students to afford college. Tuition, books, living expenses, transportation—all add up to a considerable burden for many students and their families. For some graduates, paying off student loans takes decades. Your gift to the UC Clermont College scholarship fund provides deserving minds an education without making them mortgage their futures.

Contact Information

Dana Parker
Director of Development, Clermont
513-558-9964

About

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the leading conservatories of the performing and media arts. CCM offers the benefit of a professional training conservatory within the setting of a comprehensive public university. Annually, CCM produces over 1,000 recitals and full scale productions and has the largest single source of performances in Ohio. Over 10,000 graduates have achieved notable success internationally. 

Our Vision

CCM–UnCompromising Excellence 

CCM provides life-changing experiences within a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment.

Funding Opportunities

Dean's Innovation Fund

The Dean’s Innovation Fund provides flexible funding for the CCM Dean to implement innovative ideas, fund the highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and devote special funds to areas of greatest potential. Your support will help attract leading student scholars, provide travel opportunities for students and faculty and fund special collaborative projects at CCM.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Talent-based scholarships, particularly for undergraduate students, are one of the Dean's highest funding priorities. These funds would be directed to recruit the most talented students to CCM who demonstrate the greatest artistic potential and promise and who have the highest standards of excellence.

CCMpower

CCMpower is a community of friends, fans and alumni who are dedicated to empowering students and igniting possibilities through scholarship opportunities, community engagement initiatives, and travel funding for auditions. CCMpower support helps attract the best and brightest talent, in turn, enriching our community and fueling the future of the arts. With approximately 600 members and an active board that raises over $300,000 annually, there are several levels of membership along with special benefits depending on your commitment.

Contact Information

Karen Tully
Senior Director of Development
513-556-3142

About

The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) is located on UC's main campus. DAAP is consistently rated as one of the most prestigious design schools in the United States and world. The college is distinguished for its mandatory co-operative education program, where students alternate between working as paid employees in design firms and attending classes, giving them experience that enables them to easily enter the workplace after graduation.

Our Vision

DAAP's main focus is on creating a better visual and design environment. Through excellence in educational programs, research, creative works, and services to the community, the faculty, the students and administrative officers of DAAP are dedicated to achieving this mission.

Funding Opportunities

Annual Fund

DAAP receives annual support from alumni, faculty and friends through gifts to the DAAP Annual Fund. This consistent, ongoing source of funding is essential to the operation and growth of the college.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

DAAP puts extraordinary efforts into recruiting and retaining the best students. Though DAAP is currently ranked at the top of its field, it must stay competitive by offering scholarships to top candidates. By providing them with financial assistance, these students are able to take co-op positions anywhere in the world.

Endowed Faculty Positions

The best students are attracted to DAAP because of its outstanding faculty flourishing at the prime of their careers. Each of the four schools is led by professionals nationally recognized for their own contributions to their fields, and who are dedicated to passing their knowledge to students.

Facilities and Renovations Funds

The Build Lab provides an interactive environment where students combine their creative ideas with raw materials, tools and work to produce unique products.

Dean's Discretionary Fund

This fund enables DAAP to maintain and advance its inspired, 24/7 learning environment - most especially the high technology infrastructure that affords our students to lead their professions rather than simply following trends.

Contact Information

Laura Johnson
Senior Director of Development
513-556-1211

 

Kathy Nullmeier
Associate Director of Development
513-556-2973

About

CECH is committed to the pursuit of discovery and excellence in research, teaching and service that addresses real world challenges and opportunities to create positive social change. We prepare students to maximize their ability to have a positive impact and to be contributing members to society.

Our Vision

CECH is committed to the following values in achieving our mission:

  • Innovation: exploring, discovering, and implementing new ideas, methods and applications;
  • Partnership: seeking out opportunities for partnership in our academic, research, and community pursuits;
  • Diversity: embracing and celebrating variation in styles, cultures, and disciplines;
  • Leadership: leading through research and by empowering individuals, communities, and organizations to evolve and facilitate change through best practices;
  • Support: providing an environment where faculty, staff and students thrive.

Funding Opportunities

CECH Annual Fund

Provides unrestricted funding for CECH.

CECH General Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarship funding to students enrolled in CECH.

For more information about supporting specific schools or programs within CECH, please contact Chris Eden.

Contact Information

Chris Eden
Senior Director of Development, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
513-556-0912

About

The College of Engineering and Applied Science has a tagline, "We Engineer Better." Our mission is to provide excellence in education and in the creation and transfer of knowledge, and to do these things with an eye toward accessibility to all.

Our Vision

The college seeks to:

  • Become a destination of choice for students in Ohio, in the nation and in the world.
  • Establish reputation as a vibrant community of scholars where learning and research flourish.
  • Obtain competitive funding for all of our graduate assistants.
  • Implement an engineering and applied science curriculum that embraces entrepreneurship and commercialization.
  • Become a top 50 engineering and applied science college in the world.

Funding Opportunities

Scholarships

In order to recruit and retain the most talented future engineers, the college needs to make available scholarship aid to incoming freshmen based on both merit and need. We seek to dramatically increase the amount of scholarship aid available to our students.

Graduate Fellowships

To attract outstanding graduate students who want to earn master's and doctorate degrees under the direction of world-class researchers, the college needs to provide graduate aid for the duration of a student's degree program.

Democratization of Simulation

Simulation software has changed how engineers work in every discipline. The use of simulation software has been limited primarily to engineers with graduate degrees. We seek to broaden its usage. Undergraduates who are proficient in simulation software will have skills which future employers desire.

Neil Armstrong Initiative

To honor the legacy of Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon and an aerospace professor at UC, the University has established the Neil Armstrong Initiative. Crossing many disciplines and units, the initiative will feature scholarships and fellowships for talented aerospace engineering undergraduate and graduate students, a Space to Earth Research Center and a 21st Century Information Research Center.

Contact Information:

Janet Ransom
Director of Development
College of Engineering and Applied Science
513-556-6270


Mike Volan

Sr. Director of Development
College of Engineering and Applied Science
513-556-6147

About

The University of Cincinnati College of Law is a rare resource. An affordable legal education in an energetic urban environment. A small and supportive law school community committed to professional success.

Our Vision

We are a community of learners, led by a faculty committed to excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. We strive to create a learning environment that inspires the pursuit of justice, cultivates diverse and innovative ideas about law in society, fosters collaborative relationships, and imparts the knowledge, values, and competencies needed to excel in a changing world.

Funding Opportunities

Dean's Discretionary Fund
Law School Building Fund
Student scholarships and fellowships
Summer public interest service funding for law students
Faculty Professorships, Chairs, and research to underpin teaching excellence

Learn more about the College’s institutes and centers may be made by selecting a fund below.

Contact Information

Tom Giffin
Senior Director of Development, UC College of Law
513-556-5002

About

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, located in the heart of the city just east of the university’s uptown campus, has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research. Because of its excellence in education, patient care and research, students, researchers, physicians and patients travel from all over the world to take advantage of its many opportunities. Established in 1819, the College of Medicine is considered the oldest medical college west of the Allegheny Mountains. It boasts an exceptional list of alumni and current and past faculty who have made considerable contributions to medicine and the medical sciences. The College of Medicine is committed to providing a curriculum which offers diverse learning opportunities. Students develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice medicine. The curriculum has been carefully structured to balance subject-specific courses, integrated content blocks and clinical experiences.

Our Vision

Through collaboration and innovation, our vision is to be the leader in improving the health of our local and global community. Our mission is to improve health for all through:

  • Personalized care embracing best clinical practices
  • Innovative interdisciplinary research
  • Premier clinical and scientific training
  • Creative community partnerships

Funding Opportunities

Scholarships

The average medical student graduates with more than $168,000 in student debt — an amount that can take decades to pay off and can adversely affect a young graduate's career choices. Currently, the College of Medicine can provide scholarships to just 16 percent of all students — a percentage we wish to increase.

By designating your gift to College of Medicine scholarships, you help alleviate our students' debt burden and help the College of Medicine attract top medical students.

University of Cincinnati Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute

The UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute is one of three institutes within the UC Health network, where expert physicians come together with researchers from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to make true breakthroughs in medicine.

In the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary research and care, the institute is nationally known for discoveries and contributions – but most importantly for translating insights into real treatments that help patients every day.

University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute

The UC Cancer Institute combines the best of the university's research and faculty with UC Health’s excellent clinical programs so innovative, cutting edge research informs multi-disciplinary care.  UC faculty engages in research across the entire spectrum, starting with basic laboratory research to high-throughput screening for drug targets and first-in-human clinical trials. Patients benefit from this bench-to-bedside approach that sets the UC Cancer Institute apart from any other medical provider in the region.

University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UGCNI) is a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological conditions that includes more than 100 faculty members from 15 clinical specialties.

Based at the College of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, UCGNI physicians and researchers have achieved national benchmarks in the collaborative treatment and investigation of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal cord trauma, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders, mood disorders and neuromuscular disorders.

Contact Information

Mike Zenz
Vice President Academic Health Center and UC Health
513-558-3355

About

Founded in 1889, the College of Nursing boasts more than 11,000 active alumni with annual enrollment exceeding 1,500 students. It offers a variety of degree programs from the traditional BSN through PhD as well as numerous online degree programs.

Our Vision

Through the creative leveraging of technology and inclusive excellence, the College of Nursing will lead the transformation of health care in partnership informed by the people we serve.

Giving Opportunities

Diverse and Inclusive Nursing Workforce Excellence

Support an environment of inclusive excellence that is changing the face of the nursing workforce to a culturally competent workforce that reflects the diversity of the community and works to decrease health disparities. Your support funds diversity pipeline recruitment, retention and bridge initiatives.

Endowed Chairs in:

Cancer care
Diversity/Inclusion
Simulation/Telehealth

Fund an endowed chair that focuses on either cancer care, diversity and inclusive excellence or simulation and telehealth. Partner with us to fund these critical areas of importance at the college which will provide sustainable and on-going support to further expand our efforts and impact with these initiatives.

Emerging Nurse Leaders Scholarships

More than 90% of UC College of Nursing students have financial needs, and collectively, those students face an annual average of $11M in unmet financial need for tuition and living expenses. This fund allows us to provide both need-based and merit-based scholarship support for students who demonstrate leadership potential in nursing. Support the next generation of nurse leaders through this fund.

Global Leadership

This fund allows students, faculty and staff to positively impact global health care through the experiences and perspectives gained through international community clinical travel. Allow more students to gain global experience through your support.

Nursing Excellence & Leadership - Permanent Naming of College

Permanently name the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and support the evolution of innovation and educational excellence initiatives to lead the transformation of health care. This fund allows an individual or organization to leave a transformational legacy within the nursing and health care professions.

Contact Information

Matt Pearce
Senior Director of Development, College of Nursing
513-558-5386

About

The University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy has a rich pharmacy heritage having been established in 1850. The college strives to continue offering a great education in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences resulting in a positive impact on health care.

What sets us apart?

  • Strong curriculum
  • Strong relationship with pharmacy partners in Tri-State area
  • Successful graduates
  • Students and student organizations involved in giving back to communities

Our Vision

To be widely recognized as a premier college of pharmacy for the excellence of its academic, research, practice programs and scholarly activity, led by our expert faculty and dean. Our outstanding students, educated in an interprofessional environment, will become leaders in the practice of pharmacy and pharmaceutical research.

Funding Opportunities

Student Scholarship

Daniel Acosta, Jr. Endowment for Diverse Students in Pharmacy
Provides scholarships assistance to diverse student(s) enrolled in the College seeking a PharmD degree. (Need based)

Wilfred S. Pahner Endowed Scholarship Fund
Provides Scholarships to sutdents who demonstrate financial need and show good promise to succeed academically and professionally.

Harold Waller Diversity Endowed Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship assistance to diverse student(s) enrolled in the PharmD program of the College, with a secondary preference given to student(s) applying to the program. (Merit based)

Christy Griffith Mulberry Scholarship Fund
Funds scholarships awarded to members of the Rho Chi Society, the academic honor society in pharmacy. 

William Cacini Student Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship support to a student(s) enrolled in the College.

Wolfgang A. Ritschel Fellowship in Pharmacokinetics
Supports a Ph.D. student in clinical pharmacokinetics at the College of Pharmacy who is working on a pharmacokinetic project with human subjects (healthy volunteers or patients) as part of his/her dissertation.

Plough Pharmacy Student Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship support to full-time undergraduate pharmacy students.

Programs

Dean Joseph F. Kowalewski Pharmacy Practice Fund
Income supports the involvement of active practitioners in the teaching program, attracts outstanding full-time faculty and purchase of equipment and materials needed to demonstrate current and innovative concepts in pharmacy practice.

Wuest Pharmacy Practice Fund
Supports the practice laboratory and the experiential teaching programs at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Robert E. Lee Endowment Fund
Supports student attendance at state and national meetings, including travel expenses.

Dr. Marianne F. Ivey Endowed Fund for Pharmacy Leadership
Established April 2016 by Marianne F. Ivey, Pharm.D., MPH. Provides Scholarship assistance to qualified student(s) enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Leadership Program at the College.

Kappa Psi Leadership Development Fund
Provides financial support to members of the Beta Psi chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Preference given to members with verified financial need.

Dr. J. Leon and Beverly Lichtin Cosmetic Sciences Endowment Fund
Income supports the Cosmetic Science Program.

Cosmetic Science Program
To be used in support of the Cosmetic Science Program.

Ritschel Artwork Maintenance Fund
Income supports the maintenance of the Ritschel paintings and sculpture donated to the University during the year 2001.

College of Pharmacy Faculty/Staff Annual Fund
To be used to enhance the educational experience at the College of Pharmacy for students and faculty.

College-Wide Initiatives

Dean of Pharmacy Discretionary Fund
Provides funding to be used at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy White Coat Fund
Donors sponsored purchase of white coats for incoming Pharmacy students.

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Annual Fund
Provides funding to be used at the discretion of the Dean of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Building and Equipment Maintenance and Purchase Fund
Funds shall be used for the purchase, repairs and maintenance/upkeep of spaces and equipment in Kowalewski Hall, the College's Medical Sciences Building (MSB) offices and labs and any future locations the college may occupy.

Pharmacy Golf Outing
Proceeds from the college’s annual golf outing provide support to student programs.

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Fund
Used to support various teaching and research efforts within the College. This could include but not limited to endowed chairs, fellowships, scholarship/loans to support students; research initiatives and faculty development.

Kowalewski Hall Rooms Available for Naming 

Level One
Donation Amount

Active Learning Studio (Large Auditorium)

 $              1,000,000

Lobby and Pre-function Spaces

 $                  500,000

Team-based Learning Classroom

 $                  750,000

Dean’s Suite

 $                  350,000

Glass-walled Pre-function Space 

 $                  150,000

Associate Dean’s Suites 

 $                  300,000

Associate Dean’s Suites 

 $                  300,000

Dean’s Conference Room

 $                  125,000

Level Two
 

Basic Sciences Teaching Lab

 $                  500,000

Cosmetic Lab

 $                  150,000

Faculty Lounge

 $                  100,000

Resident Student Suite

 $                  125,000

Level Three
 

Large Classroom

 $                  650,000

Medium Classroom

 $                  325,000

Student Lounge

 $                  400,000

Glass-walled Large Classroom Pre-function Space 

 $                  250,000

Conference Room

 $                  125,000

Please contact the Director of Development if you do not see a fund you would like to support.

Contact

Brian H. Hurst
Senior Director of Development, College of Allied Health Sciences
513-558-0907

Bri Coggins
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
513-556-4005

About

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

Our Vision

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College provides an excellent and accessible education for students from a wide array of educational and cultural backgrounds. Our student-centered approach to teaching and comprehensive services engage students so that they can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed academically, personally, and professionally. We promote innovative scholarship and creative works, free inquiry, lifelong learning and service beyond the classroom.

Funding Opportunities

UC Blue Ash Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to deserving students across all disciplines to help them achieve their academic dreams and eliminate financial barriers.

UC Blue Ash College Building Fund

This fund provides support to campus projects including building renovations and the addition of a new building to house classroom and faculty office space. Donations to this fund ensure the college has topnotch facilities across all academic disciplines.

UC Smiles Fund

Donations to this fund support UC Smiles, a program designed to educate elementary and middle school children on the importance of proper oral care while receiving a free cleaning and check-up provided by dental hygiene students in the college's dental hygiene clinic.

Veterinary Technology Discretionary Fund

Donations to this fund support supplies and equipment needed for community outreach efforts for Veterinary Technology Students. This program partners with several organizations such as local animal shelters.

Contact Information

Jennifer Berigan
Director of Development, Blue Ash College
513-936-1734

 

The University of Cincinnati has been a pioneer in graduate education. Prior to the formal establishment of the Graduate Schoolin 1901, the university granted 83 advanced degrees. More than a century later, approximately 59,000 (25%) of the university’s 238,000 living alumni have earned advanced degrees from UC.In order to be competitive in this complex, ever-evolving, global society, individuals must advance their skill set by obtaining a graduate education.

  • In 2009, the Graduate School awarded more than 2,400 advanced degrees, with 416 being at the doctorate level.
  • Out of our 35 graduate programs that are ranked nationally for public universities, 31 place in the Top 50.

The Graduate School continues to re-invent itself to promote and deliver excellence in scholarship, research, and service.

Innovation and Graduate Student Life Center
  • Equipped with cutting-edge technology and sophisticated design and engineering tools, UC’s new Innovation Center will provide the resources for collaborative teams of faculty and students to conduct research, design and implement projects, and imagine and re-imagine future projects.
  • The Graduate Life spaces in the Center will house up to 400 students in a variety of floor plans and provide emergency day care, an informal lounge with café and multi-purpose spaces to encourage cross-disciplinary activities between graduate faculty and graduate students.
University Graduate Scholarships
  • Scholarship funding plays a key role in graduate education, enabling the university to create a distinctive and productive environment that attracts the best students worldwide.
Doctoral Dissertation Defense Room
  • To recognize the academic significance of this milestone achievement, a room will be designed with state-of-the-art presentation technology to highlight the importance of the event and to connect to the rich history of doctoral education at UC.

Click here for more information on the Graduate School (link to http://www.grad.uc.edu/).

Contact Information

Curtis Eaton
Director of Development
University Initiatives
513-556-6343

University-wide Initiatives

Learn more about programs that make an impact across all areas of UC and UC Health. Select an area below to learn more about funding priorities and how you can make a difference in the areas you value most.

Gifts to the University of Cincinnati provide a vital source of unrestricted operating income for the University, its colleges and programs. Annual gifts help offset reductions in state funding, allowing the University to support its students and faculty where the need is greatest.

You may designate your gift to a specific college or program within UC. Because annual gifts are expendable during the year they are received, your gift has an immediate impact on our students and the University.

As an annual donor to UC, your gift makes a difference in the lives of individual UC students. Whether it supports scholarship funding, classroom or library materials, technological upgrades or student programs or services, your gift enhances the UC educational experience. And your gift adds value to your own degree by ensuring that UC builds upon its excellent reputation for years to come!

Your annual gift to UC - whether it be $25 or $25,000 – allows UC to replenish the resources needed to continue offering an outstanding education at an affordable cost. So please make your gift online today and invest in UC's mission of providing world-renowned scholarship, innovation and community service!

Your gift of $1,000 or more qualifies you for membership and benefits of the Charles McMicken Society.

Giving Opportunities

Telefund

The UC Telefund employs UC students to conduct telephone outreach to alumni, parents and friends. Students call from the Telefund center located in the Armory Field House. Telefund provides UC students an opportunity to talk to alumni, parents and friends about new campus programs and initiatives. The students will also invite alumni, parents and friends to participate in the UC Annual Fund by making a gift to the University.

Our students generally call alumni twice a year; first on behalf of their college and second to ask for support of the University as a whole.

Matching Gifts

You may not realize that many companies sponsor programs that enable their employees and retirees to double or triple their personal contributions to higher education. To find out if your company or parent company has a matching gift program, please visit our Matching Gift Directory. Maximize the impact of your gift to UC with a matching gift.

The process is simple – just contact your human resources department and ask for a matching gift form, fill it out, and forward it to the UC Foundation. Foundation staff will verify the form, return it to your employer, and the company will then issue a matching gift to UC.

Please send completed forms to:

The University of Cincinnati Foundation
P.O. Box 19970
Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970

Bearcats Food Pantry

The UC Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies to students with food and other insecurities. The pantry also provides meal vouchers that can be used at campus dining halls. The pantry is meant to provide supplemental support which means we do not supply enough food to completely eradicate food insecurity. Our goal is to assist students in need by cutting down their grocery bills and connecting them to other resources in an effort to promote independence. The Bearcats Pantry is here to support students of all backgrounds and serve the student population.

The Bearcats Pantry is an initiative founded in 2016 by the Assistant Dean of Students, Daniel S. Cummins. With the help of a strong and dedicated committee team and other UC affiliates, the Bearcats Pantry was created. The Bearcats Pantry also became a member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) which strives to “alleviate the barriers and challenges associated with food insecurity and hunger so that college and university students can remain in school, and ultimately, earn their degrees (cufba.org).”

To be eligible for services, you must be a UC undergraduate or graduate student.

Support the UC Bearcats Pantry

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions (CHHP) is one of the premier medical and health history centers in the United States. Located in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library in the heart of UC’s Academic Health Center campus, the Winkler Center serves as a medical archive, library, and exhibit facility that encourages visitors and researchers to explore the Cincinnati area’s rich medical and health history and to discover the people who have contributed to important advances in medicine, nursing, and pharmaceutical sciences.

The Winkler Center’s collections include the archives and oral histories of Cincinnati’s giants of medicine and health, books, journals, photographs, and medical artifacts related to the history of medicine in Cincinnati and the history of medicine in general. Most collections have been donated by prominent physicians, medical researchers, UC faculty and other notable professionals with a vision for the preservation of Cincinnati’s renowned medical and health history.

The facility includes the Stanley J. Lucas, M.D. Board Room that features an exhibit of a 15th century Italian apothecary and rotating exhibits illustrating Cincinnati’s medical history and medical pioneers. In fall 2011, a new wing will open to house the unique and nationally recognized collections; the John Hauck Foundation Gallery will feature exhibits and works of medically related art, and the William H. L. Dornette Research Room will provide a secure location for researchers to consult the collections.

Funding Opportunities

Having achieved the funding to complete the Center’s new facility, fund raising efforts are focused on expanding the endowments for a full-time professional archivist and a robust operating and program budget.

Click here to give online to the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions!

Gen-1 is a groundbreaking University of Cincinnati program that is the Nations’ first living-learning community to focus on first-generation college students. The Gen-1 Theme House is a residence hall providing students with a structured environment in which to live, learn, and work.

Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, the Gen-1 Program helps first-generation, Pell-eligible students’ transition from high school into college, increasing their likelihood of successfully completing their freshman year and earning a degree. By helping these students to achieve academic, personal, and social success, this program transforms lives and enhances our community.

The Gen-1 Residential Scholarship provides the following to students who are accepted into the program:

Freshman Year: ½ residence hall fee of a double occupancy room and an unlimited meal plan
Sophomore Year: ½ residence hall fee of a double occupancy room and 65 meal plan
Junior and above: ½ residence hall fee of a double occupancy room and 36 meal plan




 

The Gen-1 Non-Residential Scholarship provides a $2500.00 per year to upperclassmen Gen-1 students living off-campus.

All Gen-1 students agree to an Ambassador Contract, abiding by procedures outlined in UC student and housing codes of conduct.  The contract includes committing to all mandatory advising, tutoring and study sessions, abiding by a curfew and observing evening and overnight quiet hours to maximize study time. Students must commit to earning a minimum GPA of 2.70 per academic semester and strive to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00. They must also agree to work no more than 20 hours a week when classes are in session.

Program supports include advising, mentoring, individual and small-group tutoring, voluntary and mandatory study sessions, frequent monitoring of student academic performance, social activities, professional counseling and guidance. Additionally, each First-Year student enrolls in the year-long Success Strategies course (2-credit hours in the Fall and 1-credit hour in the Spring), and as Sophomores enroll in the Professionalism and Purpose course (3-credit hours) in the Fall semester.  Gen-1 courses are facilitated through Professional Practice and Experiential Learning (ProPEL: http://www.uc.edu/propractice.html).

Top Program Needs:
  1. Student Support for Scholarship, Residence Costs, and Meals Plans
  2. Internships
  3. Upperclassmen- Healthy Eating Support

Click here for more information about the Gen-1 Program

Donate Now to support the Gen-1 Program


Contact Information

Suzette Combs
Director
Gen-1/CPG
(513) 556-3324

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) has been Ohio’s premier multidisciplinary public policy research organization since 1971. The IPR provides cutting-edge social and behavioral research services to community leaders, state and national policymakers, and the community-at-large that advance the University’s education, research, and public service missions.

The IPR has evolved into a fast-paced, nationally recognized authority on public policy. It supports the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of public policies and assists decision-makers at the local, regional, state, and national levels and in the nonprofit sectors with projects in health policy, workforce development, public safety, culture and the arts, and many other issues of broad public concern.

Expanding the IPR’s funding base beyond traditional research grants and contracts would enable the IPR to reach its full potential.  By including private contributions from individuals, families, alumni, foundations and corporations, the IPR could conduct independent, objective research related to public policy issues now and in the future, and especially in pioneering areas where no other funding is available.

Funding Opportunities

Scholarships and Fellowships

One of the important functions the IPR serves is training the next generation of policy researchers through providing opportunities for practical experience in research and mentoring by senior researchers. IPR needs funding for undergraduate scholarships and graduate assistantships and fellowships to attract the best and brightest future analysts who seek careers in public policy research, in government, in the growing not-for-profit sector, in advocacy work, in politics, in academia, or more advanced graduate work.

Faculty Support

The IPR seeks three types of faculty support:

  • An endowed chair for the director 
  • Stipends to fund visiting faculty from a broad array of disciplines within and outside UC to work on projects with IPR staff and student assistants
  • Joint appointments with academic departments, which would benefit students in the classroom by having IPR researchers teach or co-teach classes
Technology

The IPR uses costly information processing equipment to maintain its quality, its productivity and, importantly, the confidentiality of records involved in some health-related projects that are based on patient and other types of records.

The IPR would benefit from contributions that will enable it to invest in the latest software to produce better and more plentiful research at lower cost with improved quality control and versatility and  to purchase the best tools we can to provide UC students working at IPR with a professional advantage in seeking their first job after graduation.

Program Support

Unmet needs in public policy research that would benefit from private funding include:

  • Support for the ongoing Ohio Poll, for which the potential sources of funding are often unsure
  • Start-up funds for pilot projects that would enable the IPR to conduct research in important areas that would benefit society and form the basis to seek additional competitive fund
  • A broad base of individual and organizational support that would provide matching funds that are often required by competitive grants
  • Since general funds from UC are shrinking, the IPR must seek support from sources that do not compromise the integrity and credibility of the research

Contact Information

Eric Rademacher
Institute for Policy Research
Co-Director
513-556-3304

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati, or OLLI at UC, began in 1990 and is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful programs for active adults in the U.S.

Our mission is to provide outstanding opportunities for lifetime learning and social interaction to the mature residents of Greater Cincinnati. Classes are open to anyone age fifty and older at four central locations, including UC’s main campus. Our expert teachers lead about 100 courses each quarter in a relaxed, informal environment without tests or grades.

Though we are predominantly volunteer-driven, our success has allowed us to add a full-time program director and a full-time administrative secretary. However, continued growth for OLLI at UC depends on maintaining and enhancing the quality of our program.

Therefore, your support is essential for our continued success!

*OLLI courses are offered for free as part of the McMicken Society level benefit package!

Become a Friend of OLLI at UC by making your gift online today!

Funding Opportunities

Your support provides:

  • Parking on main campus for members and moderators
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Scholarships
  • Support of luncheons, social gatherings, and special events
  • Other expenses that tuition cannot cover

Through the University of Cincinnati Parents Campaign, parents of current students can provide additional support for programs and activities that enhance the quality of students' campus life.

Campaign support helps bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of college education. Gifts to the campaign allow UC to improve existing programs and meet unanticipated student needs immediately.

In the past five years, parents have helped UC fund:

  • Musical productions and lectures on campus
  • Friday Night Live!, a program offering weekly substance-free entertainment events for students
  • WorldFest, a week-long celebration of cultures featuring performances, dances, concerts and lectures that all UC students are encouraged to attend
  • Opportunities to study or complete an internship abroad

Interdisciplinary Research Programs

Research at the University of Cincinnati has become an inter- and multi-disciplinary effort that no longer resides in a single college. The identification of emerging interdisciplinary efforts often results in new UC centers and institutes.

With your ongoing support of our current centers and institutes, we are able to cross traditional college structures and keep innovation going strong at UC. 

Your support is critical for our continued success.  

Interdisciplinary research efforts will:

  • encourage faculty to seek out new collaborative relationships within the University community
  • provide a mechanism which will enable faculty to respond more rapidly to changing research needs rather than more traditional academic structures
  • make research and educational programs at the University more competitive for extramural funding
  • help with the recruitment of high quality faculty, students and post-doctoral assistants
  • increase the profile and scope of interdisciplinary research at UC

Click here for more information about the Space Exploration Institute

Click here for more information about the Institute for Nanoscale Sciences and Technology.


Undergraduate and Graduate Research Programs

Our students are our future. By coordinating efforts across the university and providing new research experiences for our students, UC will have a significant impact on training the next generation of scientists and scholars. 

An Office for Undergraduate Research has been created to: 

  • centralize undergraduate research opportunities
  • provide more research opportunities for students at UC
  • provide summer research opportunities to a national pool of undergraduates and high schools students
  • centralize grant funding opportunities for undergraduate students

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students to perform research
Funding for undergraduate stipends will enable more students to participate in research programs across the University.  These stipends will not only support our next generation of scientists, but will be an excellent recruitment tool for the University of Cincinnati.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training Programs
Funding for graduate student stipends will support students working across multiple disciplines, and will enable our students to be at the cutting edge of science. Recipients will have the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary research team.


Support of Research Programs at UC

At the core of every successful research program is a well-supported infrastructure; but it is increasingly difficult to keep up with our rapidly rising maintenance costs.

Your support of compliance activities, intellectual property and commercialization activities, and research core activities is critical to our continued success. Patenting and licensing our intellectual property is crucial at a time when we are asking our faculty to be even more innovative and to commercialize their ideas.

Though there is current support for many of these activities, the increased cost of doing business at a time of university-wide budget cuts puts these programs at risk. In order to stay at the cutting edge of science, our research cores must stay current and have the most up-to-date equipment.

As the federal funding we rely on for capital expenditures is being cut, now more than ever we must have internal funding to support our research activities.  Please consider making a donation today!

Click on any of the following funds to donate directly online:

for those who have served & those preparing to serve

The University of Cincinnati proudly acknowledges the service of the men and women in the Armed Forces and is committed to providing a full range of quality academic, career, counseling and student services to veterans and ROTC cadets as they pursue their dreams and higher education goals.

In an effort to continue attracting and graduating the best, UC invites the community to help provide scholarship and programmatic support for our Veteran and military students. 

Additional resources will allow us to:

  • Augment veteran-specific counseling services and personnel for confidential individual and family consultations.
  • Offer partial tuition scholarships to cover costs not covered by the GI Bill and ROTC support.
  • Secure state-of-the-art training equipment for cadets.
  • Provide room and board supplements to students so they can be immersed in the college experience.

In honor of the untold sacrifices these men and women have made and are preparing to make, A Salute to Service is our humble way of saying thank you.


Please click the following links to give online directly to the following funds:

for those who have served & those preparing to serve

The University of Cincinnati proudly acknowledges the service of the men and women in the Armed Forces and is committed to providing a full range of quality academic, career, counseling and student services to veterans and ROTC cadets as they pursue their dreams and higher education goals.

In an effort to continue attracting and graduating the best, UC invites the community to help provide scholarship and programmatic support for our Veteran and military students. 

Additional resources will allow us to:

  • Augment veteran-specific counseling services and personnel for confidential individual and family consultations.
  • Offer partial tuition scholarships to cover costs not covered by the GI Bill and ROTC support.
  • Secure state-of-the-art training equipment for cadets.
  • Provide room and board supplements to students so they can be immersed in the college experience.

In honor of the untold sacrifices these men and women have made and are preparing to make, A Salute to Service is our humble way of saying thank you.


Please click the following links to give online directly to the following funds:

The University of Cincinnati is committed to encouraging aspiring scientists and engineers to pursue careers in these disciplines. To foster and inspire the most creative students to enter these challenging fields, the University hosts numerous competitions, summer camps and weekend programs.

Your donation to UC's Science Programs will allow for the continued success of both annual and future events.

You may choose to designate your gift one of the following programs or events, or contribute to the general Science Program Fund, which will allow program directors to apply your gift where they feel the need is greatest.  

Click here for information on making a corporate donation or to form a corporate partnership.

Funding Opportunities

Southwestern Ohio District Science and Engineering Expo (SEE)
Students in grades 7-12 who have received a "superior" rating at their schools' science fairs may compete for scholarships and cash awards at this regional event. Winners may then move on to a state and even an international science and engineering fair.  Participants must attend schools within the southwestern Ohio district, which is comprised of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Preble and Warren Counties. 

Women in Engineering
Young women who are juniors and seniors in high school will be mentored by by upper class students and professional female engineers.  They will have the opportunity to work in peer study groups, and with campus, business, and national women's groups focused on science and technology.  They will build both professional and life skills, while having fun and building friendships.

Bridge Competition
High school students will compete to see who can construct the lightest, strongest wooden model bridge.  Bridges must first meet construction materials and dimension requirements, then are weighed and weighted until they break.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)
This high school robotics program is for teams of 7th through 12th graders. iSPACE, the FTC affiliate partner for the state of Ohio, will be conducting the FTC OH State Championship Robotics Tournament on January 24 at the University of Cincinnati. This state-wide event has open registration for teams from other states as well.

ADVANCE Program Fund
An African American student organization created to promote preparation for career success and enhance career awareness.

African American Cultural and Research Center Fund
AACRC advocates for cultural and racial understanding in higher education, and serves as a resource about the Black experience through peer mentoring and first year experience programs for students.

Career Resource Center Fund
Provides a centralized, comprehensive professional services center complete with coursework, employer on-campus recruiting, career fairs, individualized counseling and planning workshops.

Cooperative Education Innovation Fund
Enhances the programmatic endeavors of the UC Co-op Program, such as travel grants for co-op students, expansion of International Co-op, assessment, endowed chairs, and new program and job development.

Disability Services Fund
Dedicated to empowering students with disabilities through the delivery of reasonable accommodations, support services, and tutoring assistance while educating the UC community to see beyond disabilities to the richness of inclusion.

Greek Affairs Endowment Fund
Supports educational programming, leadership development and activities offered by UC’s Greek system.

Jed Small/Sigma Sigma Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for qualifying UC students who are lineal descendants (children or grandchildren) of Sigma Sigmas, in honor of Jed Small’s unparalleled leadership and commitment to making a difference in the quality of life for many, especially young people.

Just Community Gift Fund
Supports campus-wide programs and activities promoting social justice.

Student Activities & Leadership Development Fund
Promotes meaningful student involvement and provides leadership and direction for more than 300 student organizations, as well as offering a full range of activities, lectures, and cultural programs for the entire University community.

UC Child Care Fund
Supports the construction and maintenance of playgrounds, development of curriculum, and child care scholarships for low-income student parents.

UC/Habitat for Humanity House Fund
Covers the materials and needed supplies to construct an affordable home for a deserving family in UC’s Uptown neighborhood, which is built by UC students, faculty and staff.

Women's Center Fund
Promotes the advancement of women on campus, serves as a resource for student parents, and provides programming on a wide-range of topics such as body and health awareness, LGBTQ concerns, sexual assault awareness and violence prevention.


Bearcat Bands

The Bearcat Bands have set up several scholarship funds and endowments to provide financial assistance to members of the band in recognition of their time and commitment given to the organization. These endowments also help to ensure the long-term financial stability of the organization.

If you are interested in supporting the UC Bearcat Bands by providing a tax deductible gift, please feel free to click on any of the following links to process your donation. 

UC Band Scholarship Endowment Fund

  • In 1988, members of the UC Bearcat Bands Alumni Association established the UC Band Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • This fund awards incremental scholarships for participation and retention of Bearcat Bands members

James Morand Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship for a Bearcat Bands member
  • Recipient must play a brass instrument, have sophomore to senior status, be in good academic standing and exemplify the characteristics of Dr. James Morand

Julie Benken Memorial Drum Major Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship for a Bearcat Bands member
  • Recipient must be/have been a Drum Major during his/her tenure with the Bands
  • A memorial fund to honor the tremendous passion and commitment Julie had for the Bearcat Bands as a student and as a volunteer

Bearcat Bands Annual Fund

  • Helps defray the costs of operating the Bearcat Bands
  • Helps pay for Band Camp expenses
  • Assists with the purchase and repair of equipment, music and uniforms

R. Robert and Mary Hornyak Scholarship Fund

  • The R. Robert and Mary Hornyak Scholarship Fund will be a prestigious award given annually to one member of the Bearcat Bands.  The recipient will excel in musicianship, leadership and in academics, possessing a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20.

Since 1979, UCATS has been the framework for supporting the efforts of Bearcats student-athletes.  As the principal fundraising arm of athletics, UCATS provides a way for individuals to help talented young people receive a quality education while ensuring UC’s tradition of academic and athletic excellence.

UCATS donors are a key part of the UC Athletics community and are essential to the future success of Bearcats Athletics.  Their annual contributions provide vital financial support which helps offset the educational expenses of more than 550 Bearcats student-athletes, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, in their respective sport and in the community.  Its donors are alumni, friends and advocates of the university who recognize the value of the intercollegiate athletics experience here at the University of Cincinnati.

New UCATS members under the age of 40 have a unique opportunity to get involved and dramatically help broaden our base of support.  For the first two (2) years of UCATS membership, you are only required to pay half (½) the minimums of traditional membership, yet still receive all the benefits associated with your respective giving level.

This is an excellent opportunity to support UC Athletics and become a member of UCATS for half the price!

UC’s student-athletes thank you for your support!

Contact Information

UCATS Office
Toll Free:  1-877-55-UCATS
Phone:  513-556-4884
Fax:  513-556-0629
Email:  ucats@uc.edu

Support UCATS through online giving

Passionate People, Powerful Dreams

The University Honors Program (UHP) provides an academically challenging environment where students have the freedom to explore their interests and the support to achieve their goals. Passionate faculty and peers inspire students to learn more, do more, and be more.

Focused strategically within the goals of UC|21, the University’s visionary academic plan, the UHP promotes real-world learning, scientific and technological innovation (advancement), and creativity in the arts, design and the humanities. Students are empowered to be leaders and innovators within their respective local and global communities.

With an enrollment of 1500 students, University Honors is the only program at UC comprised of a highly selective student body from all undergraduate disciplines and colleges. Students are encouraged to work and learn together through honors seminars and experiential learning projects focused in one or more of these thematic areas:

  • Community engagement
  • Global studies
  • Leadership
  • Research and creative arts

University Honors students excel in a wide array of activities on campus and in the community, winning numerous awards and recognition for their accomplishments. UHP students traditionally win a large majority of each year’s prestigious Presidential Leadership Medals of Excellence, with similar success rates for the Mr. Bearcat and C-Ring awards. In addition, the University’s Homecoming Queen and King are most often University Honors students.

Click here for more information on the University Honors Program.

Your support will help us achieve our goal of being one of the premier and most innovative honors programs in the country.

Driver of the regional international education industry…leader in global economic and cultural development…champion of higher education as a global industry…”go to” source for business…provider of life-changing international experiences for our students, our community, our state.

That’s the bold vision of UC International

We create life-changing international experiences for our students and community through:

  • Innovative corporate and institutional engagement at the global level
  • An International curriculum
  • Broadly accessible education abroad opportunities
  • Strategic international recruitment

Our bold vision is built on a strong record of success that:

  • Directly contributes at least $25 million per year to the economy…and growing.
  • Stands as the first university to comprehensively map global engagement and make information available through a common portal, UCosmic – soon to become a global standard for university data management with expected national adoption.
  • Increased the number of students studying, volunteering or working abroad by 57% in just four years.
  • Identifies and fosters international collaboration for researchers, scholars and business.

Click here for more information on UC International (link to http://www.uc.edu/international/ )

Your support will help our students get the most out of their UC education by opening up a world of possibilities.

The ten libraries that comprise University of Cincinnati Libraries are an essential part of the academic infrastructure that supports the outstanding teaching, learning, and research that takes place at the University of Cincinnati. The goal of the libraries is to be the information and research gateway of first choice for the UC community.

UC’s Libraries provide access to excellent research collections of more than 3.7 million volumes, over 103,000 electronic and print journal titles, 700+ online databases and more than 536,000 electronic books.


UC Libraries offer: 

  • 24/7 access to Libraries’ Web site and electronic resources
  • wireless access throughout all libraries
  • first-stop service points offering personalized assistance
  • UCit@Langsam, 24/7 computer and study space
  • access to 48 million items through OhioLINK Central Catalog
  • study rooms for quiet or collaborative study
  • individual study carrels
  • computers and specialized software
  • computer labs for library classes and workshops
  • centers for the use of multimedia resources
  • multimedia equipment borrowing for course assignments
  • specialized services for the physically challenged

Funding Opportunities

Gifts to UC’s Libraries provide an important investment that has an appreciable and lasting impact on UC students, faculty, and staff. Top funding opportunities include:

Library Facilities and Furnishings
  • Renovate Langsam and Blegen Libraries to meet the needs of 21st century learners and researchers by providing up-to-date individual and group research and study areas for UC students and faculty.
Collections
  • Expand books, electronic full-text journals, and online databases to support UC’s academic priorities, distance learning, and UC’s Centers of Excellence.
  • Provide support to digitize, catalog, and preserve unique collections to make them more accessible to students, faculty, and research community-at-large.
Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
  • Expand endowment support for a full-time professional archivist and operations/program needs.
Adopt-A-Book
  • The University of Cincinnati Libraries are not only centers of discovery and education – they also offer a unique window into the past.  Special collections connect our students, faculty and staff to historical and literary subjects in meaningful ways while also attracting top researchers and scholars with access to rare materials and resources.

Gifts to University of Cincinnati Libraries will help fulfill our mission of providing excellent research collections, quality service, engaging learning environments, and innovative instruction in support of the University of Cincinnati’s comprehensive mission of teaching, research, and community service. 

Air Force ROTC Discretionary Fund
Provides additional resources for scholarships, room and board supplements, and programmatic support for the Air Force ROTC Program.

Albert C. Yates Program
Managed by the graduate school, this program enriches the educational environment for all graduate students by supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups to graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati.  Participants receive a full-tuition scholarship for two semesters. This program also provides $14,000 towards the student's stipend.

Army ROTC Discretionary Fund
Provides additional resources for scholarships, room and board supplements, and programmatic support for the Army ROTC Program.

Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Provides UC faculty with the cutting-edge professional-development opportunities needed to help our students become successful graduates.

Cooperative Education Innovation Fund
Provides additional resources to enhance the programmatic and research components of the Professional Practice Program.

Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities
Increase student engagement, learning, and achievement in the first year of college and beyond as a foundation for postsecondary success.  Through its leadership and service the Center champions approaches that purposefully integrate curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning.

Institute for Policy Research
Focuses on the production of public policy research through innovation, partnership, and research excellence. Current IPR projects are in the areas of health policy, workforce and economic development, organ donation, and race relations.

The News Record
The University of Cincinnati’s independent student newspaper has been providing students, faculty and staff with valuable information since 1879.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
One of the oldest, largest, and most successful programs for active adults in the U.S. - founded, staffed and taught by volunteers, with the support of a small office staff.  OLLI offers on average 100 courses each quarterled by expert teachers in a relaxed, informal environment.  Classes meet at UC's main campus, UC Blue Ash College, Adath Israel and other convenient suburban locations; they are open to everyone aged fifty and above.

Science Programs
Encourage aspiring scientists and engineers to pursue careers in the STEMM disciplines. To foster and inspire the most creative students to enter these challenging fields, the University hosts numerous competitions, summer camps and weekend programs.

UC2019 Interdisciplinary Scholarship & Innovation Fund
Provides necessary resources to recruit and retain the best students and faculty, bringing them together to fuel research that solves real world problems and business issues.

University Honors Program
Provides an academically challenging environment for students in the top 5% of their graduating classes to explore their interests and the support to achieve their goals. Passionate faculty and peers inspire students to learn more, do more, and be more.

Veterans Discretionary Fund
Provides resources to support a full range of quality academic, career, counseling and student services for veteran students as they pursue their dreams and higher education goals.