Cincinnati Enquirer: 40 CPS students will get full rides from UC

The Marian Spencer Scholarship awards will help students with tuition costs and other opportunities

For the next four years,10 Cincinnati Public Schools students will be inducted annually into the Marian Spencer Scholars Program, a new scholarship that will award students full tuition, room and board and an all-expenses-paid study abroad experience from the University of Cincinnati.

By the program's second year, in 2023, the university says it hopes scholars are representative of students from all 18 CPS high schools. 

The program was made possible through a donation from UC alumnus and venture capitalist Jim Goetz and matching university funds totaling $6 million. Cindy Jones, Marian Spencer Scholars Program director, said the scholars program is the premiere initiative through CPS Strong, a partnership between the university and the city's public school district to support readiness in high school students, create access to higher education and foster success for CPS graduates.

Read the full Cincinnati Enquirer story, which was also reported on Yahoo News.

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Read the UC News story about the Marian Spencer Scholarship awards.

Alex (Alexandria) Lewis at Roger Bacon High School after learning of her acceptance to the UC Nursing program in 2020. Photo by Andrew Higley/UC.

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