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Student Scholarship Opportunities 

University Graduate Scholarships

The PT Program awards partial tuition scholarships, University Graduate Scholarships (UGS), to incoming students. Awards are based on the strength of the student’s application to the PT Program. There is no separate scholarship application. Awards are for one year only and are dependent on program funding. If funding is available, awards may be renewed contingent on the student meeting the minimum academic requirements as stated in their award letter. 

Pacholder Fund Scholarships

The Pacholder Fund Scholarship is intended to provide needed financial assistance to students in the PT program. It is hoped that the funds provided will ease financial hardship sufficiently to permit academically capable students within the PT program to reach their academic and career goals. Students can obtain a Pacholder scholarship application from the Program Coordinator. A faculty committee awards the scholarship based on criteria established by the Pacholder family.

Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Graduate Assistant Scholarships (GAS)

Depending on program funding, the program is usually able to fund 2-3 Graduate Assistantship Scholarships per year, however this is not guaranteed. Additional GA positions may be funded by individual faculty members who have research grants. On average, 2- 3 GA positions are funded each academic year. The students who receive these stipends also receive partial tuition support (GAS) and are required to work approximately 8-10 hours per week. GAs are assigned to work with a specific faculty member. The faculty member is responsible for interviewing students and choosing the GA with whom they will work. GA positions are available only while a student is enrolled in the didactic portion of the curriculum. Students who are assigned to clinical rotations are expected to focus their time and energy on performing well in the clinic and are not eligible for a GA position.
 

James K. Ellis Scholarship 

Scholarships for undergraduate students


Outstanding Service Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes one outstanding undergraduate nutrition student who has provided exemplary volunteer service in any setting. Dependent on available funds and applications, one award per year (maximum of $2000) will be awarded to one undergraduate student in his/her junior or senior year.  Students must be enrolled in the program during the Fall Semester to qualify for this award. The scholarship funds will be deposited into the student’s account. If they do not have a balance on the account, then the student will receive a check at the end of the semester.

Criteria

  • Enrolled in the Dietetics or Food and Nutrition Major at UC
  • Academic Standing (per transcript)
  • Junior or senior
  • Overall Grade Point Average, Minimum of 3.2
  • Volunteer Experience
    • Collegiate service > 60 hours prior to application
    • Unpaid
    • Voluntary, i.e., not required for a class
  • Excellent Reflection (evaluated with a rubric)
    • clarity regarding a description of the experience(s)
    • relevance to achievement of a career goal
    • analysis of how the experience contributed to student growth and community benefit
    • interconnections between the service experience and previous other personal, work, and/or academic learnings
    • self-reflection of how the experience changed the student’s thinking

Outstanding Student Scholarship

This award 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.  Dependent on available funds and applications, one award per year (maximum of $2000) will be awarded to one undergraduate student in his/her junior or senior year.  Students must be enrolled in the program during the Fall Semester to qualify for this award. The scholarship funds will be deposited into the student’s account. If they do not have a balance on the account, then the student will receive a check at the end of the semester. 

Criteria

  • Academic achievement
  • Undergraduate student cumulative GPA ≥3.5 and no grade lower than a B 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

Scholarships for graduate students


Outstanding Service Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes one outstanding graduate nutrition student who has provided exemplary volunteer service in any setting. Dependent on available funds and applications, one award per year (maximum of $2000) will be awarded to one graduate student.  Students must be enrolled in the program during the Fall Semester to qualify for this award. The scholarship funds will be deposited into the student’s account. If they do not have a balance on the account, then the student will receive a check at the end of the semester. 

Criteria

  • Overall Grade Point Average, Minimum of 3.2
  • Volunteer Experience
    • Collegiate service > 60 hours prior to application
    • Unpaid
    • Voluntary, i.e., not required for a class
  • Excellent Reflection (evaluated with a rubric)
    • clarity regarding a description of the experience(s)?
    • relevance to achievement of a career goal
    • analysis of how the experience contributed to student growth and community benefit
    • interconnections between the service experience and previous other personal, work, and/or academic learnings
    • self-reflection of how the experience changed the student’s thinking

Outstanding Student Scholarship

This award recognizes one exemplary graduate 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.  Dependent on available funds and applications, one award per year (maximum of $2000) will be awarded to one undergraduate student in his/her junior or senior year.  Students must be enrolled in the program during the Fall Semester to qualify for this award. The scholarship funds will be deposited into the student’s account. If they do not have a balance on the account, then the student will receive a check at the end of the semester. 

 Criteria

  • Academic achievement
  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.75 and no grade lower than a B 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

Other Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

There are other opportunities for both ​future and current students for funding while you are in graduate school at UC. For more information for incoming students ​click here. Current students please click here

Graduate Assistantships


Graduate Assistant Scholarships - (UGS)

A graduate student who will receive full tuition and a stipend for fall and spring semesters, will work 20 hours a week as a GA or as a TA doing research or teaching for a graduate faculty. Must be someone who meets the criteria and was a good student in their Undergraduate degree. 

The criteria is a first year graduate student who is exceptional and must meet the high end of the requirements to get into the program. Our requirements include: 3.0 GPA or higher, 300 GRE,  three letters of recommendations.  Also, a student who has research and/or teaching experience.

 

Graduate Incentive Scholarships - (UGI)

A graduate student who will receive a portion of their tuition towards the academic year. 

The criteria is a graduate student who is showing progress to their degree and is a good student. The amount can fluctuate depending on the student.

 

Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​nutrition@ucmail.uc.edu

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:
Phone: 513-558-7477
Email: rehabsci@ucmail.uc.edu

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