View Available Scholarships

Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, the Cleveland Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to eligible applicants with varied and diverse criteria. 

We strongly encourage you to browse our descriptions of the various scholarship funds to learn more about:

  • the specific purpose the donor had in mind in establishing the scholarship;
  • special eligibility criteria or additional requirements for consideration; and
  • the online application method and/or contact information for external applications.  

Detailed descriptions may be seen by clicking on the name of the scholarship.

Visit our Scholarship Overview/How to Apply page for universal eligibility criteria, application methods and “how to” instructions. Applicants must not be a relative of a member of the Cleveland Foundation staff or the foundation’s Board of Directors.


Common Applications:  March 15, 2016
Corporate/Group Applications: April 15, 2016
Renewal Requirements:  April 15, 2016

Some Corporate Scholarships list additional deadlines for single-class and vocational program opportunities.

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Listing 61 of 61 Scholarships
Scholarship NameField of StudyGPALocation or High SchoolCollegeAmountDeadlineApplication Type
A. Grace Lee Mims Vocal ScholarshipMusic Education and Performance2.0 minOhio$10,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Albert W. Geater Memorial ScholarshipAccounting2.75 minNortheast Ohio$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
ALCOA Fund Scholarship3.0 minCleveland Public and Catholic Schools$2,000 to $5,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Alton LaMaur Character Memorial Scholarship2.5 minCollinwood High School$350 to $1,500External
Alzada Singleton Davis ScholarshipHumanities2.0 minCuyahoga Community College$1,000 to $2,000External
Ann-Marie Ogletree Child Development ScholarshipEarly Childhood Education, Counseling or related field2.75 minGreater Cleveland (high school students and adults)TBDMarch 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Anna M. Roth ScholarshipEducation3.0 minBrush High SchoolExternal
Arthur P. and Ruth H. Moebius Scholarship2.0 minAurora High School$1000 to $3000External
Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio Scholarship2.0 minOhioMarch 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Byrne-Rubin Family Trust Scholarship2.0 minGlenville High School$1,500 to $2,500External
Carolyn E. Gordon Teachers' FundEnglish, Language Arts3.0 minBrush High SchoolExternal
Charles D. Whitmer Fund ScholarshipEvidence of Entrepreneurial Intent2.0 minNortheast Ohio$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Charles Hildreth Kelso ScholarshipEducation2.5 minGlenville and Collinwood High Schools$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Charlotte Alexander Scholarship2.0 - 3.3Greater Cleveland$1,500March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Christina Sunga Ryook Scholarship2.0 minWestlake High SchoolUniversity of Michigan$4,000External
Cleveland Foundation Scholarship Selection and Advisory Committee Scholarship2.0 minCuyahoga, Lake, or Geauga counties$1,000 to $3,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Cleveland Women's City Club Foundation Scholarship3.0 minClevelandvariable to a maximum $3,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Cleveland’s Future Engineers ScholarshipSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)3.2 minCuyahoga CountyMarch 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Cydney Weingart Scholarship3.5 minCuyahoga County$3,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Derek Owens Memorial Scholarship2.5 minCleveland$500 to $1,500March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Diane O. McDaniel Scholarship2.75 minGlenville High Schoolup to $2,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Fairmount Santrol Aspire Scholarship2.75 minApril 15, 2016 ExpiredCorp/Group App
Gates Scholarship in Memory of Ada Gates Stevens2.0 minElyria High School$1,000External
Improve Consulting and Training Group: Bagby, Palmer Memorial ScholarshipSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)3.5 minCleveland and inner-ring suburbs$1,000 to $1,500March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
J. Paris Mosley Scholarship2.5 minGeographic eligibility extends to outside of Ohio$500 to $1000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Jack Rumbaugh Scholarship2.0 minShaker Heights High School$5,000External
Jon Lewis Annual Award2.0 minCleveland Heights High SchoolExternal
Judge Leo A. and Mrs. Gilberta Jackson Scholarship2.5 min$2,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Kathy Brooks Scholarship3.0 minAshton High School$1,000External
Lamont S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Speech PathologySpeech Pathology2.8 minCuyahoga Community College or Cleveland State University$650 - $1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Leonard A. and Helen Russell Bretschneider Scholarship3.0 minSolon High Schoolvaries to a maximum of $16,000 over 4 yearsExternal
Lillian Louise Mayle White Memorial Scholarship3.0 minCleveland Metropolitan School District$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Maureen Kennedy Berg Scholarship3.5 minJames A. Garfield, Louisa May Alcott, or Charles A. Mooney schools$500March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
McKinney Family Fund Scholarship2.5 minOhio Resident$2,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
McNeil Scholarship Fund2.5 minShaw High School or Greater Cleveland inner-city schools$500 to $1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Miriam Kerruish Stage Scholarship2.0 minShaker Heights High School$1,000External
Nelson G. Peck, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipEngineering2.5 minOhio University, Cuyahoga Community College$500 to $1,000External
Northwest Emergency Team Fund Scholarship2.0 min$2,600 over 4 yearsApril 15, 2016 ExpiredCorp/Group App
Ohio Laborers Future Leaders of America Scholarship3.0 min$1,000April 15, 2016 ExpiredCorp/Group App
Paul C. and Kathryn W. Miller Scholarship2.0 minCardinal and Berkshire High Schools$500 to $750External
Perlman Foundation PK Management Employee Scholarship2.0 min$500 to $2,500April 15, 2016 ExpiredCorp/Group App
Renee Drefahl Spirit of Life Scholarship2.0 minEdgewood High School$1,000March 31, 2016 ExpiredOther (See Details)
Rev. A. William Jamerson Memorial Scholarship2.5 minGreater Cleveland$500 to $1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Scholarship2.75 minGreater Cleveland$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund2.0 min$1,200April 15, 2016 ExpiredCorp/Group App
Robert E. and Ada Hagan Public Service Scholarship2.5 minCleveland State Urban Affairs Schoolvaries to a maximum of $3,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Robert P. Madison Scholarship in ArchitectureArchitecture3.0 min$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Robin Industries Employees' Educational Resource Fund Scholarship2.0 minOther (See Details)
Roy W. and Wilma Cade Scholarship2.5 minGreater Cleveland$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Ruth Alice Jacobs Roe Memorial Scholarship2.5 minGreater Clevelandvaries, to a maximum of $1,800March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Scholarship2.6 minCleveland Public Schools$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Superintendent's Award from the Inez and Harry Clement Fund2.0 minCleveland Public Schools$5,000External
Terry M. Speth Service Professional Memorial ScholarshipBiomedical or Engineering2.5 min$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Timothy Allen Hopkins Memorial Scholarship2.5 minTriway High School, Wooster, OH$1,500External
Tri-Vantage, LLC Scholarship2.0 min$750 to $1,500April 15, 2016 ExpiredCorp/Group App
Vince Federico Memorial Scholarship IIGraphic or Performing Arts2.0 minWickliffe High School$10,000 over four years External
Vince Federico Memorial Scholarship2.0 minWickliffe High School$10,000 over four yearsExternal
Virginia Jones Memorial Scholarship2.0 minShaw High School$1,500External
Willis E. Kelly Scholarship Fund2.0 minGeauga County$1,000March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App (one-time award)
Wilma A. Chapman Scholarship Fund2.0 minCleveland$750March 15, 2016 ExpiredCommon App
Women's Civic Club of Cleveland Heights Scholarship3.0 minCleveland Heights High School$1,000External
Listing 61 of 61 Scholarships