Grants + Scholarships
Grants are need-based aid awarded to qualified students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid as long as enrollment for the semester in which you receive the grant is maintained.
Pell Grant: Based on financial need. Amounts vary based on financial need and status as a student (less than half-time, half-time, 3/4 time, full-time).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Based on financial need. Amounts vary based on eligibility and college resources.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant: Students must be an Ohio resident and have financial need as determined by FAFSA. Grant deadline is October 1.
To apply for a grant: File your FAFSA
Receiving your grant: Grants are disbursed each semester based on your enrollment status and will be prorated if you are not enrolled full-time. You may be asked to return a portion of your grant if you do not maintain your enrollment status for the entire semester. Also, be advised that receiving outside resources at any time during the academic year may reduce your eligibility for grants.
First-year + high school senior Merit Scholarships
Merit scholarships are automatically awarded to all first-year college students who meet the following criteria:
- Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED, homeschool) and never attended college before enrolling at Chatfield (i.e. not a transfer or returning student)
- Enroll full-time (12 credit hours) for Fall and Spring semesters
- Scholarships are renewable for up to four semesters as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. The amounts listed above are annual amounts. The scholarship will be divided between Fall and Spring semesters (i.e. $1,000 scholarship = $500 Fall Semester and $500 Spring Semester). Not applied toward summer semesters
- Eligible to apply for other scholarships
Scholarship amounts are determined by high school transcripts or equivalent. Those who cannot provide an official transcript will be awarded at the Tier 1 level.
|Tier 1||2.99 or less||$1,000|
|Tier 2||3.00 - 3.69||$2,000|
|Tier 3||3.70 +||$2,500|
Endowed Scholarships, or scholarships sponsored by donors, are available to all students: new and returning. Each of the awards below varies from $500-$2,000.
Deadline for Fall 2022: July 29, 2022
Application: Click here to apply.
Alumni Scholarship: The award is need-based and is awarded to one student at St. Martin and Cincinnati campuses each year.
Brown County Ursuline Alumni Association Scholarship: This scholarship is intended to provide a debt-free education to a student with financial need attending the St. Martin campus. This is a gift from the students who benefited from an Ursuline education in the past to students in the future. That “blest spot where waves the brown and blue” and the spirit of St. Angela lives on!
The Clem and Ann Buenger Scholarship: Awarded to a student at either campus who demonstrates a commitment to being a productive and contributing citizen. It recognizes the leadership and sense of community that the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Buenger exemplified.
Class of 1961 Scholarship: Established by the graduates of the School of the Brown County Ursuline Class of 1961 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Awarded to a female student on the St. Martin campus.
Harold O. and Mary B. Craig Scholarship: Established in honor of Harold O. Craig, a supporter of Chatfield College and especially of its fine arts programs. Awarded to degree-seeking students interested in the arts or community service. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
JCDP Scholarship: Created to honor the memories of Joshua Williams, Carol Craig, Dudley Craig, and Peter Craig. This fund will provide educational travel opportunities for students, reflecting both the values of the Craig family and William families and the needs of Chatfield’s students.
Jewel Craig Scholarship: Established by long-time Chatfield supporter, past Board of Trustees member, and honorary board member Peter Craig in memory of his wife, Jewel Craig. Need and merit-based.
Sr. Ellen Doyle Leadership Scholarship: Established by the Board of Trustees in honor of Ellen Doyle, OSU, second president of Chatfield College. Awarded to students who exemplify the traits of initiative, service, dedication, and leadership.
Ann E. Fender Scholarship: Established by Ann and Donald Fender of Hillsboro, long-time supporters of Chatfield College. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald Scholarship: Established in honor of Agatha Fitzgerald, OSU, past dean and current faculty member of Chatfield College. Awarded to students who exhibit qualities of strong faith, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and a commitment to support others.
Garry- Muething Families Scholarship: Established by Tim Garry, a long-time Chatfield College supporter, and Paul Muething, former Chair of the Chatfield College Board of Trustees. This scholarship will be awarded to a minority female student who has completed at least one full academic year at Chatfield, is on schedule to receive an associate degree, demonstrates financial need, and possesses the qualities identified in Chatfield’s mission statement.
Virgil G. Gifford Scholarship: Established by Lester J. Besl in honor of Virgil G. Gifford. Mr. Gifford operated a general store in Chasetown and later lived in Fayetteville. Preference is given to students from northern Brown County who demonstrate financial need.
Sue Hamann Scholarship: Established by friends and family of Sue Hamann to celebrate her retirement after 52 years of teaching, 18 years at Chatfield. This scholarship is need-based to encourage and assist non-traditional students who have completed at least two semesters at Chatfield in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students whose goal is to help others after they complete their education.
The Susan J. Hartman Scholarship: To be eligible, an applicant must be a female, first-generation college student from either campus who demonstrates a desire to overcome past challenges and improve her life through education. She must also express a willingness to “pay it forward” to similarly situated students who follow her.
Wanda Worley Hill Scholarship: Established in 2015 by family, friends, and supporters of Wanda Worley Hill to assist a student at the Over-The-Rhine campus. Students must be at least in their second semester, have a proven record of success, have good attendance, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have no disciplinary issues.
Dr. Mary Lois Jung Scholarship: Established in 2016, from the bequest of Dr. Mary Lois Jung, a long-time benefactor of Chatfield College, for a student with an interest in education and the environment.
John B. and Carrie Bickett Kiley Scholarship: Established in August 2018. Awarded to a St. Martin student in good academic standing.
Sr. Xavier Ladrigan Scholarship: Established by the Board of Trustees in honor of Sr. Xavier Ladrigan, first president of Chatfield College. Awarded to full-time students who are likely to serve the needs of their community through their degrees.
Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr. Scholarship: Established by New Jerusalem Baptist Church in honor of Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr.
Helen and Francis McNamara Scholarship: Helen and Francis McNamara’s seven children always knew they were going to college – it was expected of all of them, and all were assisted financially by their parents. Helen was a “non-traditional” college student, returning to school in middle age after raising her children. This scholarship, established by the McNamara children to be granted to a promising student with financial need, honors the McNamara’s commitment to education as the best hope for a productive life.
Katharine T. Nyce Endowed Scholarship: Established by an anonymous donor in 2015 to be awarded to a female student who has an interest in math.
Lena H. Rosselot Scholarship: Established with a gift from Lena Rosselot, past board member of Chatfield College. Preference is given to students interested in accounting or business.
Snowden and Mary Louise Rowe Scholarship: Established in 1982 to assist a Chatfield student at the St. Martin campus. The award is need-based.
John & Judy Ruthven Scholarship: Established with gifts from and fundraising of John and Judy Ruthven. Judy was a Chatfield College Trustee, and John was a renowned artist. Ruthven’s wildlife paintings are displayed at many museums, including the Smithsonian Institution.
Marge and Charles J. Schott Scholarship: Established in 2014 by long-time supporters of Catholic education in the Cincinnati area. Need and merit-based.
The Sittenfeld Family Scholar: This award is given to a non-traditional female student at either campus.
Hazel Mosel Smith Scholarship: Established in honor of Hazel Mosel Smith, mother of Norman Smith, Ph.D., and former Dean of Chatfield College, and awarded to students who are degree-seeking single mothers. Preference is given to students at the St. Martin campus.
Timothy Smith Scholarship: Established by National Bank & Trust in honor of Tim Smith, past chair of the Chatfield College Board of Trustees.
Linda Stamm Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2012 to assist a female student at the Over-the-Rhine campus. The student must be in at least her second semester, have a proven record of success, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have no disciplinary issues. Presented on Linda’s birthday – January 21.
Joseph W. Tafaro Scholarship: In memory of Joseph W. Tafaro, M.D., a life-long learner and father of Chatfield’s fifth president, awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health care.
Sr. Miriam Thompson Scholarship: Established in honor of Miriam Thompson, OSU, founding Dean of Chatfield College and founder of Hope Emergency Service. Awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.
Theodore C. Wagenaar Scholarship: Established by Theodore C. Wagenaar, a long-time educator at Miami University. Preference is given to students pursuing education or social science. The award is need-based.
Williams Family Scholarship: Established in 2012 to assist a student at the Over-the-Rhine campus. The award is need-based.
The Claire Castellini Thornton Wilger Scholarship: Awarded to a Brown County student, either male or female, who has shown a commitment to his or her own church, and whose life plan includes service to others in the tradition of Julia Chatfield and the Ursulines of Brown County.
The John P. Tafaro Scholarship: Awarded at the discretion of the President of Chatfield College to a student attending any campus or remotely who is within two semesters of graduation and will likely graduate if awarded this scholarship but would otherwise be unable to persist due to a shortfall in financial aid or available funds from other sources.
Deadline: July 29, 2022, for the 2022-2023 school year.
Knowlton Application: Click here to apply.
Through the generosity of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, this scholarship provides 100% tuition and fees. The opportunity is available to all graduates in southwest Ohio and is awarded based on consideration of academic ability, leadership potential, goal clarity, and community involvement. A final high school grade point average of 3.0 is required.
The scholarship may be applied to tuition and fee charges only. A commitment to attending Chatfield for two full-time years and graduating is required. Full-year scholarship funds are normally divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.
Chatfield College and the FC Cincinnati Foundation are investing in West End students
This scholarship fund provides scholarships to full-time and part-time Chatfield students who live and work in the West End neighborhood, including the TQL stadium.
Full-time students: $1,000 annually
Part-time students: $500 annually
Application Deadline for Fall 2022: July 29, 2022.
Application: Click here to apply.
- Applicants must live, work, or attend school in the West End community of Cincinnati.
- Must be a graduate of, or a senior on track for graduation from, an accredited high school or GED program.
- Must apply for the FAFSA and qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.
- Enroll full-time or part-time for the fall and spring semesters.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress during the course of the academic year.
- Students interested in this scholarship must apply for the scholarship online at www.chatfield.edu
- Scholarship amounts may be renewed for a second year at the discretion of the Chatfield College
- Scholarships awarded by other outside entities or institutions will not affect this scholarship
- Must maintain Pell Grant eligibility each year.
- Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) while continuously enrolled full-time for the Fall and Spring semesters.
Bruins 2 Chatfield: Students must be a graduate of DePaul Cristo Rey and full Pell grant eligible. The Bruins 2 Chatfield Scholarship awards:
- Full tuition after the application of federal and state grants
- Book allowance
Deadline: Must apply for admission by July 29, 2022.
Chatfield Achievement Grant: Students must be a graduate of Cincinnati Public Schools and full Pell grant eligible. The Chatfield Achievement Grant awards remaining tuition after the application of other federal and state grants.