Rafael Rennella Scholarship

Rafael Rennella
Students at the Rafael Rennella Banquet 2016
2016-17 Rafael Rennella Scholarship Reciepts

Rafael Rennella Scholarship


To recognize and reward students at the University of Cincinnati who have demonstrated leadership, passion and dedication towards serving the University of Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati Latino community. The scholarship will be awarded to three students who embody the legacy of Rafael Rennella.

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.

History of the Rennella Scholarship

Rafael Rennella was a student leader at the University of Cincinnati (UC).  He came to Cincinnati from Argentina in 1979 and eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering at UC in 1994.  Rafael left a legacy of service and accomplishment.  Always true to his ethnic roots, Rafael founded the group, Hispanic Engineers, at the University of Cincinnati, devoted long hours to the Emerging Ethnic Engineers program and helped found Latinos en Acción, a student organization active in political and social causes on campus.  He served as president of Latinos en Acción in 1994-1995.  Upon graduating from UC, Rafael began working with Procter & Gamble as a systems analyst.  Rafael’s life and labor were cut short at the age of 26 when he died of an asthma attack in 1995.  Shortly thereafter, students, staff, faculty, alumni and P&G employees organized to develop a plan to raise $25,000 towards an endowment goal.

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 23rd, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.


2018-19 Rafael Rennella Scholarship Banquet

All the reciepients of the Rafael Rennella Scholarship will be honored at the Rafael Rennella Banquet. Join us in celebrating the achievements of these wonderful students. 


2018-19 Rafael Rennella Scholarship Banquet

Friday, April 13, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

University of Cincinnati

Tangeman University Center (TUC) 400 ABC

Dress : Business Formal