The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

College of Allied Health Sciences Giving Initiatives

NOTE: The School of Social Work is now part of CAHS. View Social Work funding opportunities here.

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) educates and prepares those entering rehabilitation and health care professions.

Graduates of the CAHS provide high-quality service in their fields while gaining new knowledge, keeping them on the cutting edge of the health science industries.

Departments at the CAHS include Analytical & Diagnostics (Medical Laboratory Sciences, Advanced Medical Imaging Technology, and Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences); Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Animal Audiology); Health Information Management; Nutrition Sciences,; Rehabilitation Sciences (Physical Therapy and Stroke Rehabilitation), School of Social Work which includes Health Administration.

Supported scholarships and funds include:

(click on fund name to donate online)

College of Allied Health Sciences – at the Dean’s Level

  • Dean’s Discretionary Fund
    Dean’s support for programmatic needs, facility upgrades, student travel and activities; and purchases of clinical learning equipment

  • College of Allied Health Sciences Annual Fund
    Unrestricted funds that are used to support faculty, students, and programs where the need is greatest.

  • SOAR Scholarship Fund
    Student Opportunities for Achieving Recognition (SOAR) scholarships are merit-based and awarded to CAHS undergraduate and transfer students.

Departmental Funds

Analytical & Diagnostic


Health Information Management

Nutrition Sciences

Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Pacholder Foundation Student Aid Fund
    Established by Sylvia Pacholder and her husband to serve as a source of emergency scholarships for students in the PT and PTA programs

  • Rehabilitation Sciences Scholarship Fund
    Supports student scholarships

  • Rehabilitation Sciences Discretionary Fund
    Funds used to purchase equipment for use in the teaching labs to enhance student learning

  • Amanda Blackmon Heitkamp Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship has been established in memory of Amanda Blackmon Heitkamp, a 2009 DPT alumni who passed away in 2012 of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease).  Amanda graduated in the first DPT class for UC and she received her Health Sciences degree in 2003 from UC.  Amanda’s character endeared her to her classmates and faculty and she established herself as an outstanding individual who was passionate about the profession, truly dedicating herself to the caring for and giving to others.

    This scholarship will support two students in their 2nd year of the DPT program who possess many of the wonderful qualities as Amanda. Preference will be given to graduates of CAHS’s Health Sciences degree. 

School of Social Work and Health Administration

Contact Information

Meridy Glenn
Director of Development      

Ryan Young
Program Director, Alumni and External Affairs