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Inaugural class of Marian Spencer Scholars announced

UC officials hand-deliver full-ride scholarships to students from 10 CPS schools

Ten high school students from Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) were the first to be honored with the new Marian Spencer Scholarship awards by the University of Cincinnati.
Announced in fall 2021 and made possible by an alumnus donation and university investment, the scholarship includes full tuition, room and board in UC’s Marian Spencer Hall, a service abroad trip to Tanzania and many more opportunities. After surprising two Marian Spencer Scholarship recipients as part of UC’s Decision Day on Jan. 24, university officials continued the in-person element and hand-delivered the awards to the remaining recipients at their high schools.

“It has been truly inspiring to meet these students and their families,” says Jack Miner, UC’s vice provost for enrollment management. “Being part of the in-person surprises has really allowed us to see the difference that this scholarship will make in the lives of these students.

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