Undergraduate Scholarships

The University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences has a variety of undergraduate scholarship opportunities. 

Established by an anonymous donor to assist undergraduate students in Nutrition & Dietetics as they transition to the graduate Nutritional Sciences program. Recipient(s) must be accepted into the Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist Program. 

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 candidates of the Doctoral Physical Therapy program, and/or students in the undergraduate Health Sciences program in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Students who have applied and been accepted into these programs will be notified if they are a recipient of this scholarship.  

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. Recipient(s) must be a junior in the Speech, Language Hearing Sciences program with at least a 3.0 GPA. Selected student must also be involved in a variety of campus activities and intend to purse graduate education in Speech, Langauage, Pathology field. Available funds dependent on annual contributions.

Established in 2012 from the Charlotte E. Smith Trust.  Supports students (graduate or undergraduate) majoring in either Nutrition or Dietetics. The recipent should have financial need and be in the top 25% of their class at the time of the award.

Established by Timothy B. and Terri A. Hollenkamp, a speech-language pathology alumna and owner of REHAB on the Run and Rehab Resources, as well as Scott and Tina Whalen with matching funds from the University of Cincinnati Health.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, and 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. Scholarship is awarded based on program director nomination of eligible students.

To recognize undergraduate students in CAHS who have achieved outstanding service through participation in service learning that is directly related to their success in their future profession. Recipient(s) can be from any undergraduate major and must have a 3.2 GPA and have completed one semester of enrollment and at least 6 hours of service learning. 

This scholarship is given to a select number of incoming first-year students to the College of Allied Health Sciences. Funds vary from year to year. In order to be considered, students must apply to a major within the College of Allied Health Sciences by the December 1 Early Action Deadline.

Provides emergency funds for currently enrolled CAHS students who are in good standing and experiencing financial need. Recipient(s) can be undergraduate or graduate students.

This scholarship is for on-campus juniors and seniors enrolled or accepted into the College of Allied Health Sciences and a minimum GPA of a 3.0.  Recipient(s) must have a diverse background, based upon factors, including, but not limited to: race, socio-economic status (family income, wealth, etc.), parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity.  This award is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship and will be split between fall and spring semesters. 

Questions? Contact kristan.metz@uc.edu

Established in in 2005 by Gail I. Smith, retired CHIS faculty member. Provides funds to be used for new and returning scholarships for students in the Health Information Management Program. Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Recipient(s) must have a 3.0 GPA. 

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 be a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and have strong communication and leadership skills and evidence of community service.

Marvin Kelly served in the US Navy as Chief Hospital Corpsman from 1942-62. Upon retirement, he was hired by Holmes Hospital and enrolled in UC’s Evening College to finish his degree. In 1973, he graduated from UC with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. When Cincinnati General and Holmes combined, he worked at University Hospital in Phlebotomy. To celebrate the legacy of his educational determination and creative spirit, the family of Marvin F. Kelly established a scholarship in his name to support students who are following in his footsteps. Recipient(s) must be a student in the Medical Laboratory Science. 

Established in 2009 by department faculty, this award recognizes exemplary second year graduate students 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. Students must be enrolled in either the Nutrition & Dietetics (undergraduate) or Nutrition Sciences (graduate) program during the fall semester in which they apply and subsequent spring semester with a GPA 3.5 and no grade lower than a C in any course to qualify for this award. Students will submit an application packet which includes academic information, professional experience, written responses to essay questions, and a personal statement. 

Current students will be sent information on how they can apply for the scholarship in October each year.  Awards will be disbursed in the spring semester.  Information can also be found on the blackboard home pages for graduate students. 

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 the Bachelor of Sciences in Dietetics or the Master of Sciences in Nutrition programs. 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. Students eligible for this award must be engaged in clinical work or research with UC Health. Students who have applied and been accepted into these programs will be notified if they are a recipient of this 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 undergraduate Health Sciences program or the Doctor of Physical Therapy program (must also be a graduate of the University of Cincinnati undergraduate Health Sciences program).  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Department faculty nominate and vote for the recipient of this 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 students enrolled as incoming third-year students in the Health Sciences undergraduate program. The award is renewable for an additional year, provided fund availability and student eligibility. Recipient(s) must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher upon time of application. 

The School of Social Work Emergency Fund supports social work undergraduate and graduate students who encounter financial emergencies that affect their academic progress. By providing limited financial assistance, the School helps students resolve the immediate crisis in order to continue to be successful in their program of study.

Students in need of help with emergencies involving rent and utility bills, car repairs, and similar issues should contact the Program Director for their program, who will provide them with an Emergency Fund Request form to complete. Students will need to provide their current GPA, the amount of financial assistance requested, the circumstances that have led to the need for help, and any documentation requested by the program director. Any financial assistance approved is applied to the student’s account, and students should be aware that this may affect other financial assistance they receive. Students should contact Student Financial Aid directly with questions about this.

Students are eligible for Emergency Fund assistance one time per year. The program director will work with students needing additional help to find other resources in the community.

Established in 2016 by UC Health.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences, entering their professional program. Eligible programs are: Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) (seniors), Dietetics Coordinated Program (juniors), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) (juniors), Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Audiology, Master of Social Work (MSW).  Recipient(s) must have a diverse background, hold a 3.2 GPA or better and must have desire to practice in a hospital setting.  Available funds dependent on annual contributions. Scholarship is awarded based on program director nomination of eligible students. 

Utilized to support student international experiences. Given to undergraduate BSW and graduate MSW students. Funds vary year to year.