Cleveland Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2016-2017 academic year

Program has awarded more than $50 million since 1987

RELEASE DATE: 2.1.2016

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through March 15 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Most of the scholarships are designated for graduating high school seniors attending colleges and universities, but some of the foundation’s more than 75 scholarship funds provide current college students and adults returning to school the opportunity to pursue courses that enhance their professional, personal and vocational development. In 2015, the foundation’s scholarships supported 421 recipients with $2.7 million in total funding.

Most of the foundation’s scholarships require residence in Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga counties, but in some instances, donors identified another geographic area of their choice, within the United States, when they established their scholarship fund. Interested individuals can explore available scholarships via Candidates may complete a single application to be considered for multiple awards. On average, the scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000, and many are renewable for up to four years.

Since 1987, donors of the Cleveland Foundation have provided more than $50 million in scholarship awards to aspiring individuals. For information on establishing a scholarship fund at the Cleveland Foundation, please contact the Advancement team at 216-685-2006 or [email username=”GiveNow” link-text=”email us”].


Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.2 billion and 2014 grants of $98 million. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues. The foundation tackles the community’s priority areas – education and youth development, neighborhoods, health and human services, arts and culture, economic development and purposeful aging – and responds to the community’s needs.

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