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  1. Immediate Educational Need School supplies, shoes, testing fees, etc.
  2. Educational Benefit Scholarships, enrichment, field trips, etc.
  3. Systemic Change
    Efforts aimed at eliminating the need for 1 & 2.  ​ 

The Board of Trustees of the Woodward High School of the City of Cincinnati (known as “Woodward Trust”) was established in 1827 to provide for the educational benefit of financially-needy students residing within the City of Cincinnati.  

The Trust’s focus is currently divided into three “Need Components” -

Woodward Trust currently operates several primary programs:
CPS Student Assistance Program

Woodward Trust provides funding for needy Cincinnati Public School (CPS) K-12 students.  Funds are used for school supplies, clothing, calculators and other similar items for specific needy students as well as educational field trips and fees for college applications and testing. These funds are administered by the CPS Treasurer’s Office within specific guidelines.
Student Assistance Program Brochure
Student Assistance Program Description
For more information, please contact Woodward Trust's Executive Director at WoodwardTrust@hotmail.com

"Woodward Program" at Cincinnati Museums

We are proud to offer the Woodward Program which provides funds to cover admission and transportation costs for eligible students and teachers via school-managed field trips. 
Since 2002, over 25,000 students and teachers have participated in these exciting and well-rounded learning opportunities that complement, enhance and expand upon what is being learned in the classroom.  
Teachers are invited prior to school visits to tour exhibits, talk with staff and work on incorporating their lesson plans around their museum visits.  The program also allows after-school and summer visits.
For more information, please contact the Group Visit Coordinator of the respective museum organization or visit their websites at www.CincyMuseum.org and www.FreedomCenter.org

University of Cincinnati Scholarships

Woodward Scholarships are awarded to CPS graduates attending the University of Cincinnati (UC).  
Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation manages this program for the Trust.  $1,000 annual scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years.  
“Second round” scholarships, up to an additional $1,000, are available for Woodward Scholars who would otherwise be unable to attend UC for financial reasons.  
Scholarships were provided to 27 students during the 2008-2009 school year.  An additional 15 scholarships were approved for new graduates starting UC in September 2009.
General criteria for the Woodward Scholarships include:

  • Must be a graduate of a CPS high school
  • Must attend UC as a full-time (at least 12 credit hours matriculating student
  • Must maintain a GPA at UC of at least 2.0
  • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance

For more information, please contact the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation at (513) 345-6701 or visit their website at www.CincinnatiScholarshipFoundation.org

"Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates" Support

The Career Association and Job Readiness/Graduation Fund provide hands-on tutoring for “at-risk” CPS students and funds for job-seeking costs.
For more information, please contact Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates at (513) 631-4400 or visit the JCG website.

"Assistance League" Support

The Operation School Bell Program provides uniform clothes, shoes, jackets and hygiene supplies for thousands of needy students.
For more information, please contact the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati at (513) 221-4447 or visit the Assistance League's website.

Our Next Program . . .

Woodward Trust invites and encourages those with suggestions for new and changed programs to contact us and to participate in discussing such alternatives.  While Woodward Trust has limited funds, the Board of Trustees constantly strives to ensure the maximum benefit from its programs and funds.