Students applying to a University of Cincinnati regional campus are now eligible to receive a new $1,500 Become a Bearcat Scholarship toward tuition.

The scholarship is available to first-year students who apply to UC Clermont or UC Blue Ash by June 1, 2021 for the upcoming fall semester. Recipients must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“The tuition at UC’s regional campuses is about half the tuition of our main campus and other four-year institutions — so a $1,500 scholarship amounts to almost a third of a student’s tuition for the year,” said UC Clermont Dean Jeff Bauer. “Students still get the quality academics and prestige of the University of Cincinnati. But we also offer smaller class sizes, and our campuses are easy to access for students who commute.”

UC’s regional campuses are planning for more in-person classes and student experiences this fall. Blue Ash and Clermont have a combined enrollment of more than 8,000 students, and each college offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs that are aligned with the UC Uptown curriculum.

“UC Clermont and UC Blue Ash prepare students for whatever path they choose,” said UC Blue Ash Dean Robin Lightner. “We strive to meet students where they are by providing flexible, high-quality course instruction, financial assistance and specialized services. They leave our campuses ready for what’s next, whether it's furthering their degree at UC or joining the workforce.”

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UC Clermont College is located in the center of Clermont County on 91 beautiful wooded acres in Batavia Township. The college is an accredited, open-access institution offering more than 50 programs and degrees. UC Clermont is part of the nationally recognized University of Cincinnati. For more information, call (513) 732-5200 or visit

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college of the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to an authentic, nationally recognized UC education and tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio. To learn more, call (513) 745-5600, visit, like UC Blue Ash on Facebook or follow UC Blue Ash on Twitter and Instagram.