Funding & Awards
Graduate Programs offer competitive funding packages to accepted students (see individual programs for more details). Many students are also eligible for external awards. See our Current Students page to learn more about recent award recipients.
Yates Fellowship Program
The mission of the Yates Fellowship Program at the University of Cincinnati is to enrich the educational environment for all graduate students by supporting the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high potential for academic success to graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati. Applicants should be sure to identify their eligibility to their program. Application portfolios must be completed as early as possible in order for the applicant's program to evaluate their eligibility. Learn more about the Yates Fellowship Program
The UC Graduate School proudly introduces the Provost Graduate Fellowships (PGF): grants for promising new PhD students whose presence diversifies our institution and the academy. Generously funded by Provost Kristi Nelson, these new awards signify the commitment of UC’s leadership to making graduate education mirror the demographics of American society. Increasing the share of underrepresented ethnic or racial minorities as recipients of doctoral degrees diversifies the Graduate School and our pipeline of future academic talent. Applicants should be sure to identify their eligibility to their program. Learn more about the Provost Graduate Fellowships
Graduate Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
The mission of the Graduate Dean’s Excellence Scholarship is to enrich the educational environment for all graduate students at the University of Cincinnati through encouraging a greater diversity of ideas, cultures and people at the university. The scholarship has a high priority to support diversity in graduate programs through the recruitment of U.S. citizens or permanent residents with high potential for academic success in UC doctoral programs. This new incentive award program provides a one-time supplemental scholarship award of $3000 to new graduate students. Applicants should be sure to identify their eligibility to their program Learn more about the Gradudate Dean’s Excellence Scholarship