Athletic skills are often a young man’s or woman’s only avenue into higher education, where they can gain the knowledge and growth that make career goals possible. Each year, UC provides full and partial scholarships to more than 300 men and women who challenge themselves by pursuing an education while following their passions to excel in athletics. UCATS donors (University of Cincinnati Athletic Team Scholarships) provide generous scholarship assistance through annual gifts. The University’s ability to recruit and retain outstanding athletes – and to ensure the educational success of these UC students – depends upon finding increased endowment support for athletic scholarships. A variety of scholarship levels can be supported, in a donor’s choice of sports.