DAAP Scholarships


Thanks to the generosity of numerous alumni and friends of the college, scholarships are available to students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Most of the following DAAP scholarships have an online application process. With one application you can apply for all college-wide scholarships. Students should submit FAFSA information to UC if one of the eligibility requirements of the scholarship is financial need.

These scholarships are available to students currently enrolled at DAAP; incoming freshman or transfer students are not eligible.

The DAAP college-wide and school specific scholarship application is closed.  We will begin accepting applications in the spring of 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.  More information regarding dates and deadlines will be available in the spring. 

DAAP Scholarships

DAAP Alumni Association Scholarship

Sponsored by the DAAP Alumni Association, this scholarship is available to current pre-juniors and juniors enrolled full-time in DAAP programs.

DAAP Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this gift is to provide a college-wide scholarship to students who are enrolled in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

The Phyllis C. Finch Endowment Fund

The Phyllis C. Finch Fund was established to provide scholarship support for DAAP students.

Jane and Philip Foster Scholarship

The purpose of this gift is to provide a college-wide scholarship to students with financial need at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Judith Koroscik Graduate Fellowship

The fund will be used to provide scholarship support to a deserving graduate student enrolled at DAAP.  This award will rotate annually among the four schools. 

Dr. Howard B. Leighton Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to benefit a full-time undergraduate DAAP student who is an established resident of Ohio.

William McMaster Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established through the estate of William McMaster dating back to the late 1800's.

Lewis Franklin Palmer and Marjorie Stewart Palmer Scholarship Fund

Several scholarships are available to DAAP undergraduate students who are sophomore level and above. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated academic ability, with a 3.0 or higher cumulative average and financial need.

Thomas B. Persons Scholarship (DAAP-wide)

This scholarship was established by the estate of Thomas B. Persons.

CoraBelle Reoch Scholarship

Established in memory of CoraBelle Reoch, this fund provides scholarships to DAAP undergraduate female students with need, aptitude, and promise.

Elmer and Vashti Swan Minority Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of Ms. Vashti Swan on the occasion of her retirement as DAAPs Coordinator of Promotions and Marketing, this fund provides scholarships for a minority freshman or sophomore in DAAP in good academic standing (2.5 or better) and qualifying for financial need.

Ludwig and Anna Woseczek Scholarship

This fund provides annual scholarships or fellowships to outstanding junior, senior, or graduate students enrolled in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning or in the College of Engineering who show promise of excellence in industrial, mechanical, electrical, commercial, architectural, or other design fields having practical use or application.

Macy's Scholarships Endowment in Memory of Rudolph V. Javosky

Macy's, Inc., has made scholarships available to undergraduate students enrolled in  Fashion Design, Communication Design, and Interior Design. These funds have been given to encourage students to consider retail design careers.


External Scholarships



The scholarships below are not affiliated with DAAP, but offer scholarship opportunities for DAAP students.

Gensler Scholarships

Gensler Diversity Scholarship
Awards African-American students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship
Awards students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

Hyde Park Art Show Scholarship

The Hyde Park Square Art Show awards a $2,500 Scholarship Award that will be applied to the recipient’s senior year fall term tuition.  Information is typically released in the spring.

Mensa Foundation

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in human intelligence. The mission and strategic focus are directed at scholarships, education and awards.

MVP Visuals Design Scholarship

This is an external scholarship offered through MVP Visuals.  MVP Visuals is proud to help current and future college students succeed toward a degree in higher education. Their annual $500 scholarships are awarded to passionate students who embody the professionalism and creativity of our customers and employees.

PFLAG Scholarship Award

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) offers a scholarship to recognize outstanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex and straight supportive students in the local community. Information is typically released in the spring.

The Martha Kidd Foundation

The Martha Kidd Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation whose mission includes providing scholarships for post-secondary education to deserving students with financial need. The Foundation will provide a $2000 scholarship to 4 recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please encourage your students to apply by January 15, 2016.

3 Arts Scholarship Fund

Various scholarships sponsored by the Three Arts Scholarship Fund, Inc. are available for junior and senior women in DAAP who exhibit exceptional talent. Information is typically released in the spring.

UC Kacher-Bloom Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for current full-time student entering his/her senior year exemplifying academic excellence, devotion to student activities and community service, and a strong sense of loyalty and commitment to UC.