National Co-op Ambassador Scholarship

Earn scholarship dollars as an ambassador for UC cooperative education

As a UC student, you can receive tuition assistance up to $4,000 per semester if you co-op or intern in any of 13 select metropolitan areas across the United States in the next few years.

In return, as a UC National Co-op Ambassador, you’ll pave the way for more UC students and help expand UC’s national reputation and reach.

About the Scholarship

The National Co-op Ambassador Program grants scholarship money to University of Cincinnati undergraduate or graduate students in any major who secure a full-semester co-op or internship in one of 13 metropolitan areas.

The money will be given as a scholarship (grant) as part of your financial aid package. The scholarship is applied to your tuition to offset the higher out-of-pocket costs of living in these cities. You must be enrolled in a University of Cincinnati academic program during the period of the co-op or internship to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

We anticipate that awards will be in the range of $1,000 to $4,000 per student per semester. Award amounts are based on merit and the cost of living in the chosen city.

The metropolitan areas have been carefully selected for the presence of high-profile companies and potential for significant job growth. They are:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Nashville
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington, DC

How to Apply

To earn the scholarship, you must:

  1. Fill out the scholarship application on ScholarshipUniverse.
  2. Obtain a co-op or internship in one of the target cities.
  3. As a condition of the scholarship, recipients will be required to participate in outreach activities to promote and expand UC’s co-op program in that city. For example:
    1. connect UC’s partnership development team with your supervisor, other hiring managers, or human resources at your employer
    2. speak or present to other potential employers in the region
    3. attend networking events with potential employers

Apply using the National Co-op Scholarship Ambassador Application on ScholarshipUniverse. The application will re-open on June 1, 2023.

The deadline to apply for funding for fall semester 2023 is September 1, 2023.

We notify all applicants of their status about a week after the application deadline.

Yes! You can apply anytime, but you must secure a co-op or internship in one of the target cities before the scholarship award will be granted.

Yes, you may apply for the scholarship multiple times, but you will need to submit a fresh application each time. We review applications for one semester at a time.

The funding is part of a generous 2021 gift from a grateful University of Cincinnati alumnus who wants to raise the profile of UC’s co-op program among more prestigious companies and in select metropolitan areas over the next five years.