GE announced, earlier this month, the restart of the Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund (GCAASF) for high school seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Up to eight scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year.

In 2002, GE Aviation’s African American Forum (AAF) partnered with businesses throughout Greater Cincinnati to form the GCAASF, administered by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Between 2002 and 2014, the fund provided scholarships to more than 230 local students at 83 different universities. 

In 2021, a team of GE employees came together to relaunch the program to provide scholarship opportunities and promote career development opportunities for diverse students in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

“I’m thrilled to see the Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund reignited,” said Tony Mathis, President and CEO of GE Edison Works. “GE has a long history providing college scholarships and career opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds. We’re confident these scholarships will be a tremendous help to students as they pursue their college degrees.”

Applications must be submitted via the online form by March 11, 2022. 

Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be considered for these scholarships:

  • 2022 Greater Cincinnati-area high school graduate 
  • Un-weighted cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Entering first year of study at a 2-5 year accredited institution 
  • Enrolled in full-time curriculum 
  • Pursuing associate’s or bachelor’s degree

Applications for the Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation are strictly confidential, and all information submitted will be regarded as such. The Scholarship Committee will analyze its contents thoroughly and award the scholarship based on the information supplied.

GE is committed to providing opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds in the Greater Cincinnati area. The GE Foundation launched the Next Engineers program in October 2021 to increase the diversity of young people in engineering globally. The program includes a $5 million investment in Cincinnati. 

Fifty local students are currently enrolled in the Next Engineers Academy program and GE Volunteers  have engaged with more than 500 students in engineering projects through next engineers. Learn more at

Questions about the scholarship process should be directed to

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