Shani Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarship Sponsored by UC4A

The African American Alumni Affiliate proudly awards scholarships to underrepresented students intent on pursuing an international experience to enrich their college experience. We believe adventure is the best way to learn. By increasing exposure to international experiences we contribute directly to creating well-rounded students with unlimited opportunities post-graduation. The scholarship can be used for study abroad or an international co-op. This year, UC4A anticipates awarding three (3) scholarships for $500 each.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Involved in a cultural organization
  • Possess, at least, a 2.75 GPA
  • Have a minimum of 15 credit hours; graduate students are also eligible
  • Be able to show proof of ten (10) or more community service hours
  • Registered for a trip during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters of 2020

Applicants must submit their resumes, proof of going on a trip, and an essay of up to 500 words on the following topic:

“During your international experience, you will be an ambassador of both the United States and the University of Cincinnati. What would you want people of other nations and cultures to know of both your country and university?”

The deadline for the 2020 Shani Scholarship has passed, and no other applications are being considered at this time.

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Justin Gibson, Bus '05

Program Director of Alumni and Donor Experience, Diversity and Inclusion