GCF and GE Aerospace Open Applications for Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund

January 18, 2023

CINCINNATI, OH — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and GE Aerospace have announced that the application process is open for scholarships through the Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund (GCAASF). These scholarships are for high school seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Up to ten scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2023-24 academic year.

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

In 2021, GE relaunched the program, awarding $50,000 in scholarships to eight local students for the 2022-23 academic year.

“It’s an honor to support these students as they pursue college degrees,” 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 January 31, 2023.

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

  • 2023 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
  • GCAASF applications are strictly confidential. The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and award the scholarship based on the information supplied.

Questions about the scholarship process should be directed to GCAASF.info@ge.com.


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About Greater Cincinnati Foundation
As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant and equitable region for everyone – now, and for generations to come.

About GE Aerospace
GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components, and systems for commercial and military aircraft with a global service network to support these offerings. GE Aerospace and its joint ventures have an installed base of more than 39,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines, and the business is playing a vital role in shaping the future of flight.