ALCOA Fund Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Location or HS: Cleveland Public and Catholic Schools
Deadline: March 31, 2015
App Type: Common App (or Renewal)

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for underserved and underrepresented populations (African-American or Hispanic students) who are graduates of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or a Catholic school in Greater Cleveland (preferably Cuyahoga County).

Eligibility: 

  • African-American or Hispanic student who is a graduate of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or a Catholic school in Greater Cleveland
  • Minimum grade-point average of 3.0
  • Enrolled or currently attending a two- or four-year accredited educational institution within the state of Ohio
  • Willing to participate in a voluntary mentor program with periodic reporting on academic activity
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Application method: Submit a Common Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Selection process: A Selection Committee will be appointed by the Cleveland Foundation. Selection decisions will be based on eligibility and completed application requirements with regard to the stated purpose and desired criteria for award of this scholarship.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and the number of applicants selected.  Previously, the awards have ranged from $2,000 to $5,000.  Formal notification of award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s). Awards will be paid to the school for the benefit of the student and must be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or equipment required for coursework.

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. Submit a grade report to TCFScholarships@clevefdn.org for each term (min 2.75 GPA and progression toward degree required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required by always appreciated and may be sent to TCFScholarships@clevefdn.org or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: This award may be renewed each year until receipt of 1st degree. Recipients must submit a “Renewal Application” each year for renewal consideration.