SOP Scholarships

School of Planning scholarship applications for returning students will open in ScholarshipUniverse each academic year in spring semester. To be considered for need-based scholarships, it is recommended that students submit FAFSA information to UC. Scholarship recipients will be notified via UC email in early to mid-May.

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

Scholarships marked with an asterisk (*) have separate applications processes. Please view the scholarship’s description for more information.

This scholarship was created to provide support to a graduate student in School of Planning. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated financial need, has worked previously in the private sector, and who has two or more years of experience in finance, banking, insurance, real estate, appraising, or other related fields.

Elizabeth Moesta White was a 1933 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Applied Arts with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Her family established a scholarship that commemorates her dedication to the sustainable planning, design and management of the built and natural environment. 

This fund was created to provide a scholarship to a student entering their first year in the School of Planning.

The recipient must have demonstrated financial need.

Preference will be given to a student with a diverse background, based upon factors including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, parental education, cultural awareness, and history of overcoming adversity.

This fund provides scholarships or stipends to undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Planning who display exceptional academic and/or professional excellence or promise.

This scholarship supports evenly two graduate students in the School of Planning’s Community Planning and Landscape Architecture Programs who have demonstrated interest and commitment to the design of equitable and inclusive environments.

Funds will support graduate students whose final projects (capstones) or dissertations (theses or theses projects) are focused on one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Design of environments for children of all abilities.
  • Environmental design for under-resourced or disadvantaged neighborhoods.
  • Planning and design strategies to prevent gentrification and anti-displacement and support intergenerational wealth accumulation.
  • Housing for the unhoused.
  • Universal design and accessibility.
  • Planning and design for the creation of culturally diverse and inclusive communities.
  • Partnerships with tribal governments to plan and design communities in support of indigenous people.

Recipients must have a minimum 3.3 GPA in their degree program.

This scholarship fund was created to allow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others to contribute in support of current SOP students.

Travel money for students who are presenting at conferences that are recognized by the academic community.  Scholarship will be applied to your student account, once travel is complete and after recipient has provided material as described below. This information may also be published on social media at the Director’s discretion. 

Up to $250 per award as long as funds are available. Limit 1 award per student in an academic year.

Students in any of the below programs in good academic standing who will be traveling to present to a conference in their field of study. 

  • Bachelor in Horticulture
  • Bachelor of Urban Planning
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies
  • Master of Community Planning
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • PhD in Regional Development Planning students up to their 5th year 

Email request to Andrea Jeffers ( Please include:

  • invitation or acceptance of presentation for conference
  • presentation material
  • images
  • recommendation by 1 SOP faculty

School of Planning 
6210 DAAP 

This scholarship provides support to students studying in the School of Planning with demonstrated financial need.

The Kroger Company made a gift in 1993 to honor Dr. Thomas Wagner. The gift was made to start an endowment to provide assistance for a minority student enrolled in the School of Planning undergraduate degree programs.

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