Senior Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Sigma Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Sigma Omega Chapter extends to you the opportunity to apply for our 2019 academic scholarship.We will award scholarships to outstanding high school students of color that reside in Greater Cincinnati.

Applicants will have to provide the following information to be considered for a scholarship: academic excellence, community and volunteer service, extra-curricular activities and exceptional leadership potential.

For consideration, the following items must be postmarked by Friday, March 1, 2019:

  • Counselor’s Supplement (official transcript, stamped and sealed)
  • Student Application (include a copy of SAT/ACT scores)
  • Parent Application
  • College Application Status
Click here to print the application or pick one up in the guidance office.

Sharonville Fire Department Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the Chief Robert J. Yeager Memorial Scholarship are available for pick up at the Sharonville Fire Department at 11637 Chester Rd, Mon-Fri from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Applicants must be high school seniors planning to attend college or technical school in the fall of 2019. Applicants also must be residents of Sharonville or a family member of an active or honorary Sharonville firefighter. Please contact Cheryl Brown at 513-379-6050 with any questions. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

To further support their commitment to educational excellence, each year the chapter awards scholarships to deserving college-bound high school females, preferably of African American descent, with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Last year over $23,000 was awarded to scholarship recipients who submitted this application.

All required application documents should be sent in one package and must be received on, or before, March 13, 2019. Exceptions will not be made to this date.

Application packets can be picked up in the guidance office.

Cincinnati Queen City Alumna Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to African-American female students in the greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area that are currently high school seniors and plan to attend a college or university upon graduation. Recipients of the scholarship will be based on academic excellence, community service involvement, financial need, essay and a short interview if requested. Interested applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. 

Applications can be found here and in the guidance office. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2019

Asian Community Alliance 

Asian Community Alliance, Inc. (ACA) is inviting Asian high school seniors from all across the Greater Cincinnati area to apply for the Dorothy O’Brien Youth Scholarship (DOBYS) 2019-2020. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded for students who have given back to the community through their community service or volunteering. One scholarship will also be based on financial need.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a high school senior of Asian American or Pacific Islander ethnicity. 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of U.S. 
  • Be residing in the Greater Cincinnati area. 
  • Be involved in community service (preferably Asian-related but not required), have shown leadership and have a high academic standard. 
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree seeking first year student in the upcoming academic year 2019-2020.
The application can be downloaded here and more information can be found here. Deadline to submit application, via email, is March 31, 2019.

Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati

The Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati has established the Agnes Seasongood Education Awards to encourage responsible civic awareness among female high school seniors in our community. Five $1000.00 education awards will be presented.


  • A one-page essay must be submitted in hard copy. No electronic copies will be accepted.
  • Essays should demonstrate clarity of thought, offer practical approaches, and give examples of the applicant’s community involvement.
  • Applicant information form must be completed in full, including signatures from student, parent/guardian, and writer of the letter of recommendation.
  • One letter of recommendation by the student’s counselor, teacher or principal must be included. Submit all information requested together in one packet and in hard copy form by Thursday April 4, 2019.

Click here for essay topic and application form or pick one up in the guidance office.

Greenhills Forest Park Kiwanis Scholarship

This year the Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club is offering $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Applicants may attend any public or private school or be home schooled but must live in the Winton Woods City School District.

Kiwanis Scholarships are awarded based on achievements in school, community involvement and financial need. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate quality work in high school indicating the potential for success in college or advanced education. An important consideration in selection is participation of the applicant in community, school and church activates.

Two scholarships applications are available. Applicants may apply for each scholarship provided the student meets the eligibility criteria for the scholarship.The Greenhills-Forest Park Scholarship Application with all appropriate sections and attachments must be completed and received by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Application may be sent electronically or mailed. A copy of the application can be found here or in the guidance office.

William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc.

This scholarship is primarily financial need-based. You will need to submit a copy of your finalized Student Aid Report, or SAR, from FAFSA. Your EFC must be under $7,000 to apply. To be eligible it is required that you have already selected your career goal and are highly motivated to reach your goal.

The application for the Class of 2019 is free and will be available from this website after January 10th. Applications will be accepted from February 15th until April 5th.

Please be aware that other websites may be offering last year’s application and it will not be accepted.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program available to students from the Greater Cincinnati area who are pursuing their education beyond high school;. These scholarships are available to veterans and their immediate family members/dependents. Applicants must be high school seniors enrolling in college, technical or vocation school. Scholarship applications can be found here or in the Guidance office. Deadline for submission is April 10, 2019.

Workforce Demand Scholarship

Terra State Community College is offering a unique opportunity for 2019 high school graduates. Students who choose to pursue a degree in a field with high job demand are eligible for the Terra State Workforce Demand Scholarship. This scholarship will provide up to an associate's degree tuition free for 2019 high school graduates pursuing the following degrees:

Hospitality Management
Power Technologies
Agribusiness Management
Interactive Media

Robotics - Integrated Manf. Tech
Business Management
Manufacturing Technology
Systems and Networking Support
Computer Information Systems

Music Technology & Recording Arts
Systems and Networking Support
Health Information Technology
Power and Controls (Electricity)
Welding Technology

Complete a free application for admission and the scholarship application before April 15, 2019. Click here for more information and housing availability. 

Ohio News Media Foundation

The Ohio News Media Foundation, a non-profit foundation of the Ohio News Media Association, offers a $1,500 scholarship for minority high school seniors in Ohio who plan to major in a field relevant to the newspaper industry, particularly journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an accredited college or university with the United States for the 2019-20 academic year. For more information and to apply click here. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2019.



To recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and straight supportive students in the local community. To encourage continuing education for individuals involved with the LGBTQ community. To foster a positive image of these people in society.


Must be a resident of or attending college in the Greater Cincinnati area. Students (at least 17 years of age as of April 19, 2019). Demonstrate positive involvement with the LGBTQ community. Cannot be a prior winner of this award. Must submit complete application by the due date of April 19, 2019.

More information and application can be found here or in the guidance office.



St. Bernard Woman's Club

The St. Bernard Woman's Club will be awarding two $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors who live in the Village of St. Bernard. Their Scholarship Luncheon provides us the opportunity to give these awards as an incentive to greater learning for our students. Applications can be found here or in the guidance office. Deadline to submit applications is April 22, 2019.

Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation

The application for the many scholarships offered from the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation will open on January 15, 2019. These need-based scholarships come from community organizations, businesses and individuals and are meant to cover costs not met by other federal and state aid. You must submit a FAFSA first in order to be considered for these scholarships. Click here for a list of scholarships available and the application. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.

Better Business Bureau

BBB Center for Ethics awards annual scholarships to high school seniors who best represent ethics and a willingness to interact thoughtfully with the concept, as demonstrated through the character, quality, and creativity of their videos and applications.

Applicants must create a 30 - 120 second video about an ethical dilemma, either real or fictional, encountered in school or work. Winning videos will showcase not just an ethical dilemma, but how it was resolved, whether positively or negatively, and its overall impact. All video submissions become property of BBB.

Submission details can be found here. Deadline for submission is June 7, 2019.

Ayn Rand Novels Essay Contests

Three essay contests for the novels Anthem, Atlas Shruged, and The Fountain Head are open to 9th - 12th graders. Each novel has its own eligibility criteria. Click here for details. Awards are $30-$10,000.

Chegg Monthly Scholarships

Every month Chegg gives away $1000 to a high school student who best answers the monthly prompt. Create an account to submit your answers. Check back every month for another chance to win! Click here to get started.

University Tutor Scholarship Contest

University Tutor holds a monthly $1000 scholarship contest to any student over the age of 16. Just answer the monthly essay prompt. Click here for the monthly prompt.

Varsity Tutor Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutor holds a monthly $1000 scholarship contest to any student over the age of 16. Just answer the monthly essay prompt and promote your essay on social media. Click here for details.

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