Scholarships & Grants

Union Institute & University is committed to providing a world-class education, along with personal attention and the flexibility of online learning. While a Union education is an investment in your future, we understand that cost can be a major consideration. Financial aid, employer assistance and student loans can be significant sources of financial help. Union also offers a variety of scholarships and grants. Be sure to check out all the available options. You may be closer than you think!

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Alumni Association Scholarship

Graduates of Union’s undergraduate program who enroll in a graduate degree program will receive a $1,000 scholarship in their first semester. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits during the first semester to receive the scholarship.

AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship

AmeriCorps alumni will be awarded up to $3,000 total scholarship at $750 per semester for the student’s first four semesters enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. UI&U’s generous college credit transfer policies, acceptance of AP, CLEP and DANTES test results and recognition of past training carrying the American College of Education (ACE) credit award often help our adult students move towards undergraduate degree completion at an accelerated pace.

Community College Graduates from Partner Schools

Graduates from any community college partner with Union Institute & University enrolled in an undergraduate degree program will receive a $100 scholarship per credit hour up to 30 credits ($3,000 total scholarship value).

Community College Graduates from Partner Schools

Graduates from any community college partner with Union Institute & University enrolled in an undergraduate degree program will receive a $100 scholarship per credit hour up to 30 credits ($3,000 total scholarship value).

Displacement Scholarship

For students who have been displaced due to their college or university closing. Transcripts from the college/university that has recently closed showing student was attending at the time the college closed are required. Get $100 off per credit hour, up to $3000.

Jason Vanclef Scholarship

Jason Vanclef created this scholarship to provide one deserving student a $1,000 scholarship to invest in their higher education and meet their full potential. It is available to current college, university or trade school students who haven’t reached their final year or HS seniors who have been accepted into a college/university.

Dr. P. David Finks Memorial Scholarship Fund – Undergraduates

Available to BA Psychology students. The fund is named for and was made possible through a generous bequest by Dr. Finks, who graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1975. While at Union, Dr. Finks studied urban sociology and adult higher education and administration and graciously applied his studies to the world around him. His lifelong dedication to social change epitomized the university’s commitment to diversity and service.

M.K. and Kamala Mitra Scholarship Fund – for Undergraduates

The M.K. and Kamala Mitra Scholarship Fund is for Bachelor of Science students. This includes all of the bachelor’s programs offered by Union except for Psychology (Bachelor of Arts).

Public Safety Workers

All undergraduate public safety workers attending Union Institute & University enrolled in an undergraduate degree program will receive a $100 scholarship per credit hour up to 30 credits ($3,000 total scholarship value). This scholarship is to honor dedication to service, community, and country.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa members who transfer to Union Institute & University receive a total of $3,500 for an undergraduate program. This scholarship is to honor the achievements of Phi Theta Kappa members in the development of leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and community service.

Women In Union Scholarship

The Women in Union scholarship program supports women earning a college degree. Recipients are women in need, with children, residing in the Greater Cincinnati Area who are urgently in need of financial assistance to continue and complete their education. To apply for or learn more about the Women in Union scholarship, email admissions@myunion.edu.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Graduates of Union’s master’s program who enroll in a doctoral degree program will receive a $1,000 scholarship in their first semester.

Andre Francois Scholarship Fund

The Andre Francois Scholarship Fund is for Master of Arts students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

Employees of Institutions of Higher Education Scholarship

Faculty and staff at any institution of higher education who enroll in a Union graduate degree program (Masters or Ph.D.) will receive a $100 scholarship per credit hour up to 30 credits ($3,000 total scholarship value). This scholarship is available to all full and part-time employees. The scholarship can be used for one degree program at Union. Proof of employment at a higher education institution will be required.

Dr. P. David Finks Memorial Scholarship Fund

Available to Master of Arts students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The fund is named for and was made possible through a generous bequest by Dr. Finks, who graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1975. While at Union, Dr. Finks studied urban sociology and adult higher education and administration and graciously applied his studies to the world around him. His lifelong dedication to social change epitomized the university’s commitment to diversity and service.

Faculty of Community College Council of Jamaica

Faculty who teach for a community college in Jamaica who enroll in the Union Ph.D. program will receive a $2,500 scholarship per semester for up to 8 semesters provided they are full-time students each semester.

Ril Beatty III Scholarship

Established to assist doctoral students who are veterans and pursuing their doctoral degrees in Public Policy & Social Change. The scholarship was facilitated by the vice-chair of our Board of Trustees. Ril was a proud veteran who passed away after just a year into his Ph.D. program with Union. He was also the husband of Dr. Rosalyn Brown Beatty, a beloved member of the Union family and chair of Union’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

New Cohort Scholarship – Ph.D.

New students admitted to the Ph.D. program can receive a $1000 Cohort Scholarship.

IBCLC-Graduate Scholarship

Get $1,000 towards a master’s degree. Active IBCLC certificate required. Must have full-time registration.

The Agnes Rettig Scholarship Fund

The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be within the final two terms of completing all of his or her academic requirements for graduation. The recipient must demonstrate personal initiative and creative drive as reflected in his or her academic progress.

The Aaron and Roslyn Wallace Scholarship Fund

This scholarship, established in honor of two doctoral alumni, is open to UI&U masters or doctoral students in good standing. The recipient’s area of academic focus must be in health and/or wellness.

The Bates Fund for Social Activists

The recipient must be over 30 years of age, committed to life as a change agent, and have a history and track record of effectively working toward social change. The recipient’s academic work must add to the body of knowledge about social change, document the history of a particular social movement, or advance a social change goal.

The Daniel J. Ransohoff Scholarship Fund

For doctoral students. The recipient’s academic focus must be in the social sciences.

The Christine R. Day Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to applicants enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Studies PhD program within the Ethical and Creative Leadership concentration who demonstrate an interest in ethics.

The John M. Haynes Scholarship Fund

For doctoral students whose academic focus is closely related to the study of conflict resolution.

The Fontaine Maury Belford Scholarship Fund

The recipient must demonstrate innovative and/or groundbreaking work in his or her chosen field of study; application of the interdisciplinary principles; an appreciation of high academic quality; and an understanding of how his or her academic work will help the student take better charge of his or her life.

The Union Graduate Scholarship

If you’re currently enrolled in a graduate program at Union Institute & University, you may be eligible for a graduate scholarship. The award process is highly selective and based on academic merit. To apply email uiu.scholarships@myunion.edu

The Robert T. Conley Scholarship Fund

The recipient must be pursuing a Doctor of Education in educational leadership, having demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities in the field of higher education leadership, either in a college/university setting or local, regional, national, or international higher education area.

The M.K. and Kamala Mitra Scholarship Fund

The recipient must demonstrate academic excellence and a measurable impact on a given community or society for this scholarship award.

Eugene P. Ruehlmann Public Service Fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to support students during the research and writing phase of their dissertations. Eligible students must have an approved dissertation that promotes the spirit of patience and cooperation in community building exemplified by Eugene Ruehlmann’s lifetime of public service. It is a two-year award for advanced students in Union Institute & University’s Ph.D. program.

Roger H. Sublett Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

This fellowship will provide support to new or current students enrolled in the Union Institute & University’s graduate programs, with a preference for students in the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies and the Ethical and Creative Leadership major, aspiring to leadership and follow Dr. Sublett’s example of servant leadership.

Virginia Ruehlmann Women in Union Fellowship

This annual fellowship is open to full-time female students in good standing who are enrolled in any Union doctoral or master’s program. The scholarship committee will announce the annual application availability, submission deadline, and eligibility criteria. This committee also determines the awards. Initial funding is provided by the Helen Steiner Rice Foundation.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship™

Open to all high school and college students. Simply log in or create a free account on Niche.com to apply.

Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship (ASIST)

The ASIST scholarship is available to adults facing economic, social, or physical challenges, who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities. Students first apply and compete at the local Chapter level. Chapter-level winners are submitted to the Corporate level for the opportunity to be selected for a variable number of scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Enter to win this $500 scholarship by completing a free profile at AfterCollege. To qualify, you must be enrolled in an accredited, degree-seeking program with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must submit a 200-word, “resume-style” personal statement highlighting their goals. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.

College JumpStart Scholarship Program

The College JumpStart Scholarship is open to nontraditional students and provides a $1,000 scholarship to a student “committed to using education to better [their] life and that of [their] family and/or community.” Applicants must submit a 250-word personal statement based on one of a handful of required prompts. You should be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or a vocational school, or plan to enroll in the next 12 months.

Dr. Angela E. Grant Memorial Scholarship Fund

In memory of Dr. Angela E. Grant, this scholarship seeks to recognize future scholars who have also been affected by cancer and who are dedicated to community service and celebrating the spirit of life. Current college students who exhibit leadership, community involvement, exemplary character and high academic standards in their applications are eligible to apply.

Courage To Grow Scholarship

The “Courage to Grow Scholarship” was created to help students realize their college dreams. For college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only. $500 awarded monthly.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Each year, Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education or a trade skills certification at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Scholarships are renewable for up to five years and distributed directly to the recipient.

Emerge Scholarship – Georgia

Each year, Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund awards Emerge scholarships to low-income women, ages 25 and older, who are Georgia residents pursuing an undergraduate education or a trade skills certification at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Scholarships are renewable for up to five years and distributed directly to the recipient.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship

This is an excellent opportunity for residents of Florida to continue their education and positively impact one’s professional development, but also the impact one has on children and families.

Return 2 College Scholarship (R2C)

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently full- or part-time students. Applicants must be age 17 years or older. There is no maximum age limit.

The Advocates for African Americans (A3) Grant Scholarships

The Advocates for African Americans (A3) Grant Scholarships are based on academic achievements, honors, school and community participation, career goals, and a letter of recommendation. Scholarships are “awarded” regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, or national origin. A panel of community judges selects the recipients. Award amounts may vary from year-to-year. Recipients are awarded from the Duke Energy A3 [Midwest] Scholarship Fund.

The Cincinnati Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship Fund

Established by the Cincinnati chapter of Business and Professional Women in 1999 to assist women aged 25 or older who are starting or returning to school for an associate or baccalaureate degree at an accredited regional school. It is one of the only scholarship funds for adult women. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and potential, financial need, and the quality of the application. Applications are accepted March 1 – April 30 every year.

The $1,000 SuperCollege Scholarship

The SuperCollege Scholarship is our way to give back to help you make college affordable. It’s open to all students — high school, college, grad or adult — who are currently in college or plan to start. You can use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, computers, room and board or any education-related expense. To apply, complete the online application form.

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a need-based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support them.

The HotelPlanner.com Graduate Technology Scholarship For Military Veterans

The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology.

TLC Emergency Grant

Union Institute & University is proud to be a recipient of a generous grant from Great Lakes Community Investments. The TLC Emergency Grant funds will assist eligible students faced with an unexpected financial emergency. Eligible students are able to apply one time for assistance (max. grant – $1000).

Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action

The Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action scholarship reduces tuition by $100 per credit hour, up to $3000. Proof of employment is required.

City of Cincinnati Employees

Employees of the City of Cincinnati can get $100 off per credit hour, up to $3000. Proof of employment required.

Indiana – Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College graduates who transfer into UI&U undergraduate program will receive a scholarship of $100 discount per credit hour for the first 30 credit hours of registration up to $3,000. Members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive an additional first semester $500 scholarship.

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