Through the generous support of UC’s alumni community, the UC Alumni Association awards more than $100,000 each year to approximately 50 exceptional UC students. Current and incoming students are considered for four distinct scholarship opportunities, two of which benefit direct descendants of UC alumni.

The complete admission application (to include transcript and test scores) received by December 1 will serve as the Alumni Association scholarship application for the Christos P. Demakes Legacy Scholarship and the Regional Alumni Network Scholarship for incoming freshmen. Eligible students will be identified and invited to submit next steps for alumni award consideration.


Christos P. Demakes Legacy Scholarship

Named in honor of past UCAA Executive Director Christos Demakes, this scholarship is given to select first year students and is renewable for up to 4 years while students are studying at UC.

Eligibility requirements include:

To apply:

  • Your application to the University of Cincinnati auto-enrolls students identified as meeting the above requirements
  • If you have applied to UC but your parent is not a current Loyal Bearcat or William Howard Taft Society member, they can make their gift by Feb. 15 to ensure eligibility
  • No additional application/essay is needed. The application essay will be used to determine final candidates
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of award by April 2016

Regional Alumni Network Scholarship

Awarded on behalf of UCAA’s 30-plus regional alumni networks to support local future Bearcats.

Eligibility requirements include:

Kacher-Bloom Memorial Scholarship

In recognition and remembrance of former UC students Margaret "Meg" Kacher and Sheri An Bloom. In 1985, UC suffered the loss of both of these promising young women to untimely deaths.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Current full-time junior at UC
  • Excellence in academics
  • Devotion to student activities and community service
  • Strong sense of loyalty and commitment to the University of Cincinnati

To apply:

  • Submit complete application (including application form, letter of support, current resume and brief essay) by Feb. 26
  • Candidates selected to move forward in the application process will be invited to participate in a face-to-face panel interview March 2016
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of award by April 2016


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Justin Gibson, Bus '05
Associate Director,
Diversity Outreach and Engagement

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