Cleveland Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2015-2016 academic year

Program has awarded more than $47.6 million since 1987

RELEASE DATE: 3.6.2015 

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year now through March 31. Most of the scholarship funds are designated for graduating high school seniors attending colleges and universities, but some of the foundation’s 75 awards enable recipients to pursue other professional, personal and vocational development opportunities. On average, the awards range from $1,000 to $3,000, and many are renewable for up to four years. While not a universal requirement, many of the scholarships require residence in Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga counties.

Interested individuals should explore available scholarships and apply via Candidates may complete a single application to be considered for multiple awards.

Through the generosity of its donors, the Cleveland Foundation has provided more than $47.6 million in scholarships since 1987. The awards are always in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid. To be considered, applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.


The Cleveland Foundation

Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.1 billion and 2014 grants of $98 million. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues. The foundation tackles the community’s priority areas – economic transformation, public-school improvement, youth development, neighborhood revitalization, and arts advancement – and responds to the community’s needs.

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