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.)

DEADLINES:

The following 2018-19 Online Applications will be available in January 2018

General Applications:  March 15, 2018
Corporate/Group Applications: April 15, 2018
Renewal Requirements:  April 1, 2018

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A. Grace Lee Mims Vocal Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $10,000
Field of Study: Music Education and Performance
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To provide scholarships for African-American vocal students who are U.S. citizens and pursuing graduate-level study in vocal performance or music education, with an emphasis on voice. Candidates must be committed to preserving the art form of Negro spiritual singing as exemplified by Roland Hayes, Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, and others. The primary purpose of this award is to perpetuate the singing of the Negro spiritual through performance and/or teaching, so that this art form, created by African-American slaves in the Diaspora, will remain alive.

Eligibility: Enrolled full time at a recognized and accredited institution (conservatory, college, university, etc.) for graduate-level course work toward a master’s or doctoral degree in vocal performance or music education, with an emphasis on voice, in order to perpetuate the singing of the Negro spiritual through performance and/or teaching

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

Additional/Special requirements for application: In addition to submitting the General Application and Basic Requirements, applicants must submit the following:

  • Three letters of recommendation from voice teachers or music professors attesting to the applicant’s musical talent, moral character, and dedication to the survival of the Negro spiritual
  • An audio tape or CD of a recent performance (concert or recital) and photo
  • Three music programs reflecting at least a two-year span and including the applicant's performance of Negro spirituals
  • A personal statement describing your commitment to ensure the preservation of the Negro spiritual through your performance or teaching career
  • A detailed budget for your academic year's educational expenses including scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans
  • A photograph of yourself

Selection process: A panel of judges comprising persons associated with the purpose of the fund will choose scholarship finalists. 

Award process: The award amount for the academic year is a maximum of $10,000. Awards must be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the course. Formal notification of scholarship award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s).

Recipient requirements: (Second semester funding is contingent upon meeting the scholarship requirements as listed below.)

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. Send a thank-you letter to the donor and a separate thank-you letter to the selection committee for the A. Grace Lee Mims Vocal Scholarship, in care of the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarship Processing, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. Students can be awarded each year for up to a maximum of 2 total years of support.

Albert W. Geater Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.75
Amount: $1,000
Field of Study: Accounting
Location or HS: Northeast Ohio
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To provide scholarships for deserving Northeast Ohio students studying accounting at any accredited, Pell-eligible college, university, or other educational institution

Eligibility:

  • Resident of Northeast Ohio, or accepted/enrolled in, a college, university or other accredited institution in Northeast Ohio
  • Accepted by or enrolled in a college, university, or other institution and majoring in accounting
  • Enrolled full time or part-time (minimum 6 credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.75 grade-point average on a 4.0 grade scale

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

Selection process: A selection committee composed of a broad mix of individuals from Greater Cleveland will select scholarship recipients based on the completed application and basic requirements. Additional selection criteria include evidence of commitment to an accounting education, character, potential, and ability to benefit. 

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the foundation’s spending policy, the market performance of the fund, the number of finalists selected, and their individual financial need. It is anticipated that the award amount will be $1,000. The award amount for part-time enrollment will be adjusted appropriately. 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.

The amount for part-time enrollment will be adjusted accordingly. Formal notification of award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s). Awards must be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and/or equipment required for courses. 

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status (unless awarded for part-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award.  


ALCOA Fund Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Location or HS: Cleveland Public and Catholic Schools
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

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 for a minimum of 6 credit hours/term -or- a vocational training program within the state of Ohio to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized profession. 
  • Demonstrate financial need

Application method: Submit a General 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 (unless awarded part-time)
  2. Submit a grade report  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 but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Alton LaMaur Character Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $350 to $1,500
Location or HS: Collinwood High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for college-bound graduating seniors of Collinwood High School. Must have a 2.5 GPA. Selection decisions are based on academic merit, community involvement, leadership, and financial need. Preference given to African-Americans and individuals with a skill/interest in violence mediation/prevention.

For information and to apply, contact:  Guidance office, Collinwood High School 

Award process: 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Alzada Singleton Davis Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,000 to $2,000
Field of Study: Humanities
College: Cuyahoga Community College
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for an African-American female sophomore at Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan Campus who has demonstrated academic excellence in the humanities (excluding education or physical sciences) and is matriculating to an upper-division college or university. Selection decisions are based on academic excellence in the humanities. Renewable for one additional year.

For information and to apply, contact: Cuyahoga Community College Student Financial Aid and Assistance Office 

Award process: 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 for each term (min 3.0 GPA in major)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 2 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Ann-Marie Ogletree Child Development Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.75
Amount: $500-$1,000
Field of Study: Early Childhood Education, Counseling or related field
Location or HS: Greater Cleveland (high school students and adults)
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: To advance education by providing scholarships to residents of Greater Cleveland pursuing the study of early childhood education, counseling or related field. Underserved and under-represented, low-to-moderate income applicants will be given preference.

Eligibility criteria: Greater Clevelanders (within the First Suburbs Consortium) enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college or university to pursue early childhood education, counseling or related field.

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

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment
  • Academic commitment, evidenced by a minimum cumulative 2.75 grade-point average
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to pursue a degree in early childhood education, counseling or related field

Selection process: A Selection Committee will be appointed or approved 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 earnings of the fund and the spending policy of the Cleveland Foundation. The anticipated academic year amount will be a minimum of $1,200. Formal notification of award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s). Awards will be paid to the school for 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Anna M. Roth Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of Study: Education
Location or HS: Brush High School
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors from Brush High School, with preference given to students entering the field of education. Selection decisions are based on academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need.

For information and to apply, contact:  Guidance office, Brush High School 

Award process: 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. for each term (min 3.0 GPA 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 or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Arthur P. and Ruth H. Moebius Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1000 to $3000
Location or HS: Aurora High School
App Type: External

Purpose:  To help students who are graduating seniors – or who have already graduated – from Aurora High School obtain an undergraduate college degree. Students must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited, Pell-eligible educational institution, or already be attending such an institution authorized to provide a program acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree or a program of training designed to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

Eligibility: Awards are based on financial need, scholastic achievement, leadership, participation in community and school activities, and character (note that a student with a history of substance abuse will not be eligible for these awards).

For information and to apply, contact: Guidance office, Aurora High School

Award process: 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. for each term (min 2.5 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Location or HS: Ohio
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: The Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio (AAIWO) attempts to reach out to primarily Asian Indian women, youth, and children in Ohio to promote education through scholarships and cultural outreach programs. Senior scholarships are made possible through the AAIWO Scholarship Fund, which is managed by the Cleveland Foundation. Scholarships are need-based and limited to women of Asian Indian descent and high school seniors (male and female) of Asian Indian descent.

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

Award process: Formal award notification 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 (unless awarded part-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. 


Boyd Family Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.7
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Glenville High School
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To advance education by providing scholarship support for African-American graduating seniors of Glenville High School.

About the Fund: The Boyd Family Scholarship is being established by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyd to continue their parents' legacy of faith, education, and working and giving. 

About Clarence and Elizabeth Boyd: Clarence R. Boyd and Elizabeth Thomas were married in 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. They had three children. In the early 1950's, they purchased a home on E. 111th Street off Superior Avenue in the Glenville community.

They raised their family in a Christian environment and placed a high value on education and being able to provide for self and others. They were active church members, initially, of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and later united with Shiloh Baptist Church, in 1973. Clarence was a Deacon and Elizabeth was a Deaconess. Neither Clarence nor Elizabeth ever received a college education, but they used their God-given abilities to provide for themselves, their children, and others. Clarence provided for his family by working at Republic Steel Corporation in manufacturing. Elizabeth supplemented the family income by primarily working for the Cleveland Board of Education at Parkwood Elementary School and East Technical High School in cafeteria services.

Clarence and Elizabeth passed from this life in 1986 and 2014 respectively. Their value for education and providing for self and others paid off as all of their children graduated from Glenville High School. Their children received 5 college degrees and gainful employment. 

Eligibility: 

  • African-American
  • Glenville High School graduating senior
  • Enrolling at a 2-year (including certification program) or 4-year accredited, Pell-eligible, educational institution on a full-time basis (12 credit hours per term) for college/university enrollment or full-time equivalent at a certification/vocational program.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Financial Need
  • Active Church Member

Application Method: Submit a General Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Selection Process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will review the information required to evidence eligibility for this scholarship and recommend scholarship finalists to the Cleveland Foundation.

Award Process: 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 for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee for this fund is not required by always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years. 

Byrne-Rubin Family Trust Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,500 to $2,500
Location or HS: Glenville High School
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for a Glenville High School graduating senior who can demonstrate academic merit, financial need, leadership, and school or community involvement. 

Eligibility:

  • Glenville High School graduating senior
  • Financial Need

Application method: For more information and to apply, contact Glenville High School principal's office. 

Award process: 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA 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 or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Carolyn E. Gordon Teachers' Fund

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of Study: English Language Arts
Location or HS: Brush High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for African American graduating seniors from Brush High School, with preference given to students entering the field of education majoring in English Language Arts. Selection decisions are based on academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need.

For information and to apply, please contact: Guidance office, Brush High School

Award process: 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. for each term (min 3.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: Recipients must re-apply each year for consideration of this award for up to a maximum of 4 total years of support. Apply/Contact information provided above.  


Charles D. Whitmer Fund Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,000
Field of Study: Evidence of Entrepreneurial Intent
Location or HS: Northeast Ohio
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Charles D. Whitmer, a business owner in Greater Cleveland, learned at an early age the value of working, saving and investing his earnings. His father encouraged him, as early as the age of 10, to save a portion of his paper route earnings. Today, his endeavors have paid off the way he had hoped. The hard work of rising at 4 a.m., loading a wagon with papers and dragging the heavy bundles through mounds of snow gave him an early business education. Saving a portion of his earnings for college and a portion to invest allows him now to give back to the community. He wants to help those who possess the drive to do as he did: work, save, invest and hopefully help others.

The Cleveland Foundation is privileged to assist him in his goal of supporting the aspirations of others who value higher education and the work-save-invest ethic. Mr. Whitmer proved that a small savings – in his case $1,000 – can grow into a catalyst for big dreams, as he has watched that initial amount grow to more than $84,000, the corpus of this scholarship program. We encourage those with an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to complete a dream to apply.

Purpose: To help persons with an entrepreneurial spirit, at any age, attend - on a full-time basis - a college or university that is authorized to provide full credit toward a bachelor's or higher degree.

Eligibility:
To be eligible, you must meet these requirements:

  • Reside in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake or Geauga county
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, four-year college or university 

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

Specific selection criteria: Applications should demonstrate:

  • a willingness to work, save and pay for a portion of your educational expenses;
  • self-motivation, self-help, initiative, good work ethic and generally embody the entrepreneurial spirit
  • helping others

Personal statements should address your educational plans, career goals and how this scholarship could help you meet your goals. Preference will be given to ROTC program cadets whose service leads to a commission in the United States armed forces (as tie-breaker only).

Selection Process:
An independent selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will make recommendations on scholarship recipients. Foundation staff administers the fund and facilitates the selection process. The selection committee bases its scholarship decisions on the completed application and an evaluation of the degree to which persons meet the eligibility criteria. Consideration will also be given to compatibility of career or life goals and objectives to the educational path being pursued.

Award process: The Whitmer Fund will sponsor scholarships for up to three eligible applicants. Awards are contingent upon submission of a letter of acceptance from the educational institution to be attended. 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-tie enrollment status
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA 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 or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. Student can be awarded each year for up to a maximum of 4 total years of support.


Charles Hildreth Kelso Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $1,000
Field of Study: Education
Location or HS: Glenville and Collinwood High Schools
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: to implement the Charles Hildreth Kelso Scholarship Fund, which will allocate annually, two (2) scholarships in the amount of One-Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) each to a deserving African American graduating senior student from Glenville High School and Collinwood High School, both of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, with a 2.5 Grade Point Average or better, who intends to go on to college and major in education. 

Eligibility criteria: 

  • An African-American graduating senior from Glenville or Collinwood High School
  • 2.5 GPA on 4.0 grade scale
  • Currently enrolled or enrolling in college on a full-time basis, majoring in Education

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

Selection criteria: Same as indicated above for eligibility criteria.

Selection process: A Selection Committee will be appointed or approved 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 earnings of the fund and the spending policy of the Cleveland Foundation. The anticipated academic year amount will be a minimum of $1,000. Formal notification of award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s). Awards will be paid to the school for benefit of the student and must be applied to tuition, fees, books and/or supplies and equipment required for courses. Balances can be applied to student loans.

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. Submit a grade report for each term (min 2.0 GPA required).
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years. 

Charlotte Alexander Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Maximum GPA: 3.3
Amount: $1,500
Location or HS: Greater Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose:  This fund was established by a transfer of the Educational Trust of the Inner City Protestant Parish to the Cleveland Foundation to provide scholarship support to enable deserving individuals who are residents of Cleveland or its inner-ring suburbs to further and/or complete their formal education. Currently, the beneficiary pool is identified as high school seniors and adults to the age of 28, who are pursuing an undergraduate college degree, or vocational/technical training. Applicants with grade-point averages between 2.0 and 3.3 on a 4.0 grade scale are given preference.

Eligibility: 

  • Resident of Cleveland or its inner-ring suburbs
  • High School senior or adult (up to 28 years of age) pursuing:
    • a college or university undergraduate degree on a full-time basis, or 
    • enrolled in a vocational/technical certification program 
  • Demonstrated financial need

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

Selection process: A selection committee composed of five individuals (including the donor advisor) will select scholarship finalists and two alternates based on the completed application. Additional criteria considered in awarding these scholarship grants include leadership, personality, motivation, special skills and interests. Preference is given to applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.3 on a 4.0 grade scale. 

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. In previous years, $1,500 scholarships have been awarded. Formal notification of award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s). Awards must be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses, and are applicable to the gap between the student's financial need and the financial aid package coordinated by the school (e.g., "last-dollar" scholarships).  

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. Submit a grade report for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. Student can be awarded each year for up to a maximum of 4 total years of support.


Christina Sunga Ryook Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $4,000
Location or HS: Westlake High School
College: University of Michigan
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support as a memorial to honor the life of Christina Sunga Ryook, a graduate of the University of Michigan and Westlake High School, who died in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. The Christina Sunga Ryook Memorial Scholarship is for Westlake High School graduates who will be attending the University of Michigan. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, personality, and financial need.

For information and to apply, contact: Guidance office, Westlake High School 

Award process: 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 a full-time enrollment status
  2. for each item
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Cleveland Foundation Scholarship Selection and Advisory Committee Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Location or HS: Cuyahoga, Lake, or Geauga counties
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Supported by the Eunice Westfall Allen Memorial Scholarship, the Lewis B. Balslew Scholarship Fund, Central High School, Garnetta B. & Leroy W. Christenson, Eddie and Louise Fryer Scholarship Fund, Jamir Miller Foundation, Robert & Freida Vrana Fund, The Miram L. Whitsey and Edna A. Whitsey Fund, and the David & Bertha Wiggins Scholarship Fund and the Donna S. Dettner Trust. 

Purpose: To provide scholarship support with a particular focus on enhancing access to higher education by those populations that are underserved or underrepresented in higher education programs. The program will provide scholarship grants to worthy students (including graduating high school seniors and academic achievers with financial need). Support will also be offered to those who are 21 years and older that are pursuing higher education, or a course of training that enhances their potential for gainful employment, and who demonstrate financial need. Examples of underserved are African-American or Hispanic males, Native Americans, adults returning to school, first-generation college attendees, and single heads of household.

Eligibility: To be eligible, you must:

  • Be enrolled or accepted in an undergraduate program at an accredited, Pell-eligible educational institution, or a certified vocational/technical program
  • Be a resident of Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga counties
  • Be enrolled either full-time (12 credit hours) or half-time (six credit hours) per term
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Demonstrate financial need

Selection process: A selection committee composed of a broad mix of Greater Clevelanders will select scholarship recipients based on the completed applications. Additional criteria considered in awarding the scholarship grants will include commitment to education, character, potential, and ability to benefit. 

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

Award information: Annual scholarship awards have ranged from $1,000 to $3,000. The award amount for part-time enrollment will be adjusted appropriately. 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 a full-time enrollment status (or a minimum of 6 credit hours for part-time awards)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements, has not yet achieved the degree for which they were awarded, and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline. 


Cleveland Women's City Club Foundation Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: variable to a maximum $3,000
Location or HS: Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: Since 1948, the Cleveland Women’s City Club Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and institutions in Greater Cleveland. Its mission is to provide educational, cultural, and social projects and programs that benefit the general public. Some of the grants have gone to Women's City Club programs such as the Bellflower Center for Prevention of Child Abuse, Cleveland Arts Prize, and the Whitney Young Junior National Honor Society. In 2009, the Cleveland Women’s City Club Foundation established two scholarship programs at the Cleveland Foundation. One is designated to the YWCA of Cleveland to support female high school graduates (or GED recipients) aging out of the foster care system. The other program, for which details are noted below, is to provide scholarships to graduates of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District who are accepted at an accredited college or university in the United States, have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade-point average, and demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Female graduate of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Accepted at any accredited college or university in the United States and enrolling for full-time attendance
  • 3.0 grade-point average
  • Financial need (used as a tiebreaker)

Application Method: Submit a General Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Additional/Specific Requirements for Application:

  • A topic specific essay addressing the question, "What would you do to improve the City of Cleveland or enhance the lives of Cleveland residents?"
  • Letters of reference should include one from a teacher and one from a community agency
  • Be sure to include extracurricular and/or civic activities on your application

Selection process: A selection committee is appointed by the Cleveland Foundation. Award amount is based on the earnings of the fund and its spending policy, and is variable based on the needs of the student.

Award process: 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. for each term (min 3.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Cleveland’s Future Engineers Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.2
Field of Study: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
Location or HS: Cuyahoga County
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: The Cleveland’s Future Engineers Scholarship Fund was created to advance education by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Cuyahoga County, plan to attend a four-year college or university, have maintained a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), and have demonstrated both an interest and academic achievement in math, science, engineering, or computer technology (with a preference for applicants who plan to seek a career in civil engineering).

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from a high school in Cuyahoga County
  • Must reside in Cuyahoga County
  • Must be accepted at an accredited four-year college or university
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Must have demonstrated an interest and academic achievement in math, science, engineering, or computer technology

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

Selection process: A selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application and on evidence of interest and academic performance in math, science, engineering, or computer technology. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to seek a career in civil engineering.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund. 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. for each term (min 3.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Construction Employers Association of Cleveland Ohio Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $1,250
Field of Study: Construction Industry
Location or HS: Cleveland
College: State of Ohio
Deadline: March 31, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: The Construction Employers Association and Carpenter Contractors Association of Cleveland Ohio Scholarship was established in July 2013 by the governing committees of these associations. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to a Cleveland-based college student pursuing a construction-related degree. Preferred applicants will attend an Ohio college or university and be a graduate of a high school located within the City of Cleveland who has attained a cumulative 2.5 grade-point average and is enrolled in a 2- 4- or 5-year degree program.

Eligibility:

  • Resident of Greater Cleveland
  • Pursuing post-secondary education and:
    • Accepted at or enrolled in a college or university in the State of Ohio
    • Pursuing an undergraduate degree applicable to a career in the construction industry
    • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
    • Be a graduate of a high school located within the City of Cleveland

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

Selection process: A selection committee, appointed by the Cleveland Foundation, will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application, evidence of a commitment to pursue educational studies pursuant to a degree in the construction industry, academic commitment, and financial need, as a tie-breaker.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and is currently $1,250. Formal notification of the 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Cydney Weingart Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.5
Amount: $3,000
Location or HS: Cuyahoga County
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To provide support for public high school graduates enrolled in college as a freshman or sophomore, or enrolled in a vocational training program. The fund is specifically geared to select students who demonstrate a commitment to educational achievement and have a passion for an initial identified course of study or career path. 
  
Eligibility: 

  • Resident of Cuyahoga County
  • Entering college as a freshman or sophomore, (or) enrolling in a program of training to prepare a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation
  • Current GPA of at least 3.5
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need 

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

Selection process: A selection committee composed of three individuals (including the donor) will select a scholarship finalist and two alternates based on the completed application. Additional criteria considered in awarding these scholarship grants will include motivation, personality, character, potential, merit, financial need and ACT/SAT test scores.  

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. The amount may exceed $3,000 as determined by the selection committee. Awards must be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses not provided by the school and are applicable to the gap between the student's financial need and the financial aid package coordinated by the school (e.g., "last-dollar" scholarships).

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. Students can be awarded each year for up to a maximum of 4 total years support. (Applicable to new awards beginning in 2017-18)


Derek Owens Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $500 to $1,500
Location or HS: Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: Derek Owens served with the Cleveland Police Department for 10 years and was assigned to the 4th District. At his passing in March 2008, family, friends, and co-workers contributed resources to commemorate his life by enhancing the opportunities for higher education for graduating high school seniors in the City of Cleveland’s 4th District. They noted that Officer Owens was not only committed to law enforcement in the City of Cleveland, but also to community service and personal outreach. This scholarship is to assist young people to develop into leaders of their families and their communities.

Eligibility: 

  • Graduating high school senior (or graduated within one year)
  • Residing in the 4th District of the Cleveland Police Department
  • Enrolling in an accredited College or University on a full-time basis

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

Additional requirement for application: A topic specific essay answering the question: What would you do to improve the City of Cleveland or enhance the lives of Cleveland residents?

Selection process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base its decisions on the completed application and requirements with consideration to academic merit (minimum 2.5 GPA), financial need, and commitment to community service.

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Diane O. McDaniel Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.75
Amount: up to $2,000
Location or HS: Glenville High School (or Ginn Academy)
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: The Diane O. McDaniel Scholarship was established in 2007 by Diane O. McDaniel, who is a retired human resources executive from Cleveland, Ohio. The scholarship is a reflection of her appreciation for the extremely valued Cleveland Public School education she received while attending Glenville High School, and her dedication to the education and development of Cleveland's young people. 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a graduating senior from Glenville High School (or Ginn Academy)
  • Must be enrolling in an accredited two- or four-year college or university for attendance on a full-time basis
  • Must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Scholarship is only for college/university students (no vocational training)
  • Must demonstrate financial need

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

Required additional information:  Applicants must submit a brief (no more than 1-page, double-spaced) essay that includes a statement of your career goals, how you plan to accomplish your career goals, how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals, and why continuing education is important to you.

Selection process: A selection committee will base scholarship decisions on the completed application and on evidence of academic performance and other community activities. Preference will be given to students from Glenville High School (or Ginn Academy).

Award process: The annual award(s) amount will be based on the earnings of the fund and will not exceed $2,000. 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. 


Dwight S. and Patricia H. Jordan Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Location or HS: Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School

Purpose: Dwight S. and Patricia H. Jordan were graduates of Brecksville High School. Dwight had two brothers who also attended Brecksville Schools and Patricia has had five generations of family members attend Brecksville. Sixteen have graduated and two more are in route to graduation. This scholarship was created to provide scholarship support to graduating seniors from the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District with the hope that the recipients will return to Cleveland after graduation and enjoy living, working and contributing to the Cleveland community.

Eligibility:

  • Graduating Senior from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
  • Minimum grade-point average of 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis (12 credit hours per term) at an Pell-Eligible institution
  • Demonstrated Financial need

Application method: Submit a General 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: 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 for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. A student can be awarded each year for up to a maximum of 4 years total support.

Eddie & Louise Fryer Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be attending a qualified educational institution, with preference given to applicants from Shiloh Baptist Church.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment in pursuit of vocational/technical training or college undergraduate degree at an accredited, Pell-eligible educational institution
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Financial need

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

Selection process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will choose scholarship finalists based on completed application packet and the degree of adherence to the purpose and eligibility criteria above indicated.

Award process: 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 for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.

Fairmount Santrol Aspire Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.75
Deadline: April 15, 2018
App Type: Corp/Group App

Purpose: The Fairmount Santrol Aspire Scholarship was established in October, 2013 by the Fairmount Santrol Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to eligible dependents of employees of Fairmount Santrol, who desire to seek post-secondary education or training for a recognized credential.

Employees of Fairmount Santrol are those persons who have been employed by Fairmount Santrol continuously for a period of at least one year. Eligible dependents of Fairmount Santrol are those who are natural, adopted, court appointed children, grandchildren, and/or or stepchildren of any Fairmount Santrol Employee.     

Eligibility:  

  • Be a dependent of an eligible employee of Fairmount Santrol
  • Be pursuing post-secondary education and: 
    • Accepted at or enrolled in a college, university or school in the United States of America
    • Be under the age of 26 years
    • Have, at a minimum, a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 grade scale or the equivalent GED score of 2.89
    • Be able to demonstrate financial need

Application method: Submit a Corporate/Group Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Your completed application should include submission of:

  • The Corporate/Group online application 
  • A high school or current college transcript
  • An essay (personal statement, maximum two double-spaced pages that will help selection committees learn about your personal history, perspectives, academic and career goals and interests). (Not required for renewals).
  • Two letters of recommendation (not required for renewals)
  • Letter of acceptance from the higher education institution you plan to attend (not required for renewals)
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) resulting from filing a FAFSA

Selection process: A Selection Committee, appointed by the Cleveland Foundation, will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application, and one or more of the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, leadership (evidenced by the involvement in school, civic, and/or social organizations in roles requiring responsibility, initiative and judgment).

Award process: The award amount for part-time enrollment will be adjusted appropriately. 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 (unless awarded for part-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.

For questions or further assistance, call the Foundation's Scholarship Office at 216-615-7138 or 216-615-7164. You may also contact Kristin Lewis, Fairmount Santrol, Director of Communications and Engagement at 440-279-0245.



Gates Scholarship in Memory of Ada Gates Stevens

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Elyria High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors from Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio. Selection decisions are based on scholastic ability and financial need and are renewable.

For information and to apply, contact: Guidance office, Elyria High School, 440-284-8300 

Award process: 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 a full-time enrollment status
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Harvey High School Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Harvey High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors of Harvey High School.

Eligibility: 

  • Current Harvey High School graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school on a full-time basis.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 grade scale.
  • Financial Need

For information and to apply, contact: Guidance office, Harvey High School

Selection process: A selection committee of Harvey High School personnel appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will review the information required to evidence eligibility for this scholarship and recommend scholarship finalists to the Cleveland Foundation. Criteria for selection will include academic performance, financial need, and a reference letter from a non-family member of the community who can speak to the student's character, motivation and expressed future goals. 

Award process: The award amount may vary based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. 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 for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years. 

Improve Consulting and Training Group: Bagby, Palmer Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.5
Amount: $1,000 to $1,500
Field of Study: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)
Location or HS: Cleveland and inner-ring suburbs
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or its inner-ring suburbs who will be attending a qualified educational institution and meet eligibility criteria as described below:  Preference to be given to African-Americans. 

Background:  Improve Consulting and Training Group was founded by Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper in 2006. Improve Consulting and Training Group provides personal and professional development training, coaching, and consultation. Improve works across various industries, including manufacturing, insurance, health care, financial services, academia, and information technology.  In addition to working with adults, Improve spends 20 percent of its time training and developing youth and young professionals. Improve makes it a policy that revenue received from direct youth training is to be given back, in some form, to the community. The Bagby, Palmer Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2011 as a way to give back specifically to the youth in Cleveland. The scholarship was named after her mother and the mother of her husband, Selwyn Cooper. The fund was started to honor their strong belief in education as a way to transform lives and overcome difficult circumstances.  Both mothers continuously stressed the power of education, but passed away before seeing Ellen and Selwyn obtain their advanced degrees. The scholarship is a way to pass on their desire for academic achievement as an opportunity for students to “improve” their lives, and “exceed their potential.”

Eligibility:  Persons who are enrolled or enrolling, full time, in an accredited, qualified educational institution (college, university, etc.) in undergraduate course work acceptable toward a degree, with an identifiable course focus of study in one of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math); and

  • Have maintained, at least, a 3.5 cumulative high school grade-point average (4.0 scale);
  • Can demonstrate consistent community service for each year of high school (a minimum of one significant project per year);
  • Evidence financial need

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

Selection process: A selection committee comprised of persons associated with the purpose of the fund will choose scholarship finalists based on the completed application packet and the degree of adherence to the eligibility criteria indicated above.

Award process: The award amount will range from $1,000 to $1,500. 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. for each term (min 3.0 GPA required)
  3. Perform at least one community service project each year.
  4. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed each year until attainment of the student's first degree provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


J. Paris Mosley Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $500 to $1000
College: Geographic eligibility extends to outside of Ohio
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose:  To provide annual scholarships to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing or whose primary caregivers are deaf or hard of hearing to attain their post-secondary education.

Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to those pursuing post-secondary studies and who meet the following eligibility criteria:

1) Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or have a relative living in your household who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing
2) Use American Sign Language
3) Have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 in high school
4) Have demonstrated financial need
5) Intend to matriculate to a vocational college, college, university or other post-secondary program.

NOTE: Preference will be given to those of Native American, African American, or Latino American descent. This scholarship is available to U.S. residents and is not restricted only to those living in Cuyahoga, Lake, or Geauga counties.

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

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status (unless awarded for part-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is generally a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Jack Rumbaugh Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $5,000
Location or HS: Shaker Heights High School
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors from Shaker Heights High School (must have attended SHHS for at least two years) who have a 2.0 or higher GPA, and have been accepted at a qualified educational institution. Two letters of recommendation (one from an SHHS teacher) as well as an essay are also requested. Criteria for selection are academic achievement, community leadership, and financial need.

For information and to apply, contact:  Guidance office, Shaker Heights High School

Award process: 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. for each term (min 2.5 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 2 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Jon Lewis Annual Award

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Location or HS: Cleveland Heights High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for a graduating senior from Cleveland Heights High School to enable study or development of any talent or ability he/she may possess. Selection decisions are based on talent, integrity, industry, and financial need.

For information, contact: Guidance office, Cleveland Heights High School 

Award process: Formal notification of award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s). The award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund. Past grants have been up to $10K. This award allows for several payment options. NOTE: If the award is not forwarded directly to an institution of higher education for the benefit of the recipient's cost of attendance, a Form 1099 will be required.)

Recipient requirements (if using money for college attendance):

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Judge Leo A. and Mrs. Gilberta Jackson Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: The Judge Leo A. and Mrs. Gilberta Jackson Justice and Integrity Scholarship Fund was established August 6, 1999, and named to honor the lives and work of Judge and Mrs. Jackson. The purpose of the fund is to assist collegiate students (juniors and seniors) attain their educational goals. Scholarships from this fund will be awarded to students who demonstrate a passion for public or community service-oriented careers as a vehicle to secure justice for all while adhering to a high standard of personal integrity.

Judge Leo Jackson (1920-1996) was an alumnus of Morehouse College, BA 1943; Atlanta University, MBA; and Cleveland State University, JD. He also taught briefly at Florida A&M University. As one from Orlando, Florida, and the youngest of 15 children, he was a fervent public servant who utilized his legal and business skills to benefit his community. He served as councilman in the City of Cleveland (1957-1970) and as judge, Eighth Appellate District of Ohio (1970-1986), often taking public stands on issues based upon what he believed was just, shunning personal gain and despite risks to his life and career.

Born in Statham, GA, and raised in Atlanta, Mrs. Gilberta A. Jackson (1924-1991) was an alumnus of Spelman College, Class of 1945. Mrs. Jackson taught in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and actively supported her husband's work as a public servant. She was an advocate for a well-rounded education, including music and the arts. Judge and Mrs. Jackson were both active in their church, civil rights, and community service activities. They encouraged participation in the electoral process.

Eligibility:

  • Primary residence in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, the state of Georgia, or the state of Florida
  • Enrolled full-time at Morehouse College, Spelman College or Florida A&M at the junior or senior level. The designated school for this scholarship alternates by year. In 2018, Morehouse will be designated, followed by Florida A&M in 2019 and Spelman in 2020.
  • Pursuing a career/vocation in public or community service. Evidence of significant community/public service involvement during your college career will be strongly considered.

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

Special requirement for application: A topic specific essay describing how personal integrity and pursuit of justice factor into achieving your career, public service and community service goals (2 double-spaced page limit).

Selection process: A selection committee comprised of persons associated with the purpose of the fund will choose scholarship finalists based on the completed application packet and the degree of adherence to the eligibility criteria listed above. Financial Need will be a factor ONLY as a tie breaker when deciding between otherwise equal finalists.

Award process: Formal notification of awards 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. each term (minimum 2.5 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. 

Kathy Brooks Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Ashton High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for seniors graduating from Ashton High School or a consolidated school thereof who are committed to pursuing a degree in education at a four-year university. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Strong moral character and involvement in extracurricular activities will also be evaluated.

For information and to apply, contact: Ashton High School principal’s office

Award process: 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 a full-time enrollment status
  2. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Lamont S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Speech Pathology

Minimum GPA: 2.8
Amount: $650 - $1,000
Field of Study: Speech Pathology
College: Cuyahoga Community College or Cleveland State University
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To support and encourage the formal education of African-American male speech pathologists.

About the Fund: The scholarship honors the lifetime contributions of Lamont S. Johnson and was conceived after Lamont’s sudden passing in 2008 and formally established in 2012. The fund was seeded by contributions from his parents, Samuel and Velma Johnson, along with his brother, Kevin Johnson. The fund remains open to contributions provided in the name of the fund, in care of the Cleveland Foundation. Kevin Johnson speaks about establishing the scholarship to honor his brother.

About Lamont S. Johnson: A lifelong Clevelander and product of the Cleveland public schools, Lamont graduated from Glenville High School in 1969. He attended Cleveland State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology in 1973. In 1977, Lamont earned his license to practice speech pathology in the state of Ohio.

Lamont continued his education earning his master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Cleveland State University in 1979.  In July 1980, he received a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). In 1981, Lamont became a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) certified by the State of Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Lamont had been a member of the Ohio Speech and Hearing Association since 1979.

Lamont began a successful professional career in 1979 that spanned 29 years, using his skills in speech and language pathology to provide service to others.

His work began at the Rosemary Center for Children, working with children with disabilities. Lamont also worked for the Warrensville Developmental Center providing speech therapy services to adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MRDD) in a residential setting.  Additionally, he worked for the Parent Volunteer Association providing speech therapy to adults with disabilities.  Lamont also served as a clinical supervisor of speech therapy to graduate students at Cleveland State University.

Beginning in 1991, Lamont worked for the Cuyahoga County Board of MRDD in the early childhood department, working with babies and toddlers along with their parents/guardians to develop speech and language skills in homes and clinical sites.

Lamont was the speech and language therapy manager at the Cuyahoga County Board of MRDD, providing direct clinical supervision of staff speech therapists. He worked to create new guidelines for the therapy department, working as an integral team member with other managers.  He was loved and respected by all.

Lamont was an active member in the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, the Ohio Speech/Hearing/Language Association, the National Education Association, the National Black Speech/Hearing/Language Association, and a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He has held the Seven Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) from 1979 through 2004.

Eligibility:

  • Greater Cleveland African-American male 
  • Rising sophomore, junior, or senior at an accredited educational institution majoring in speech pathology
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.8 grade-point average on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Demonstrate financial need

Application process: Submit a General Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Selection Process: The selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application, evidence of commitment to a career as a speech pathologist, academic performance, and special skills or talent related to excelling in speech pathology coursework. Preference will be given to students attending a college/university in the State of Ohio.

Award Process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. The general award amount is $1,000. 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. each term (min 2.8 Cum GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed each year until a bachelor degree is received provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Leonard A. and Helen Russell Bretschneider Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: varies to a maximum of $16,000 over 4 years
Location or HS: Solon High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors of Solon High School who have attended for four years, achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and plan on attending a two-year, four-year, or vocational school on a full-time basis.

About the program: Leonard A. and Helen Russell Bretschneider were lifelong residents of Solon, Ohio, who left money in their will for scholarships for Solon students. They wanted to award scholarships to graduating seniors who have attended Solon High School for four full years, to further their education in a two-year, four-year, or vocational school. The Bretschneiders wanted to support "good" students who have done well, but are not necessarily the top-achieving students in the class. They wanted to make the opportunity for post-high school education available to any student who is active in school life, who is a solid citizen in society, and who has shown a positive effort in school.

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be current Solon High School graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school on a full-time basis.
  • Applicants must have attended Solon High school for four years.
  • Applicants must have obtained a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale.

To apply: Download an application from the Solon City Schools website

Selection process: A selection committee will review the information supplied in the application materials and choose the scholarship recipients. Criteria will be academic achievement (3.0 GPA or better), community involvement, financial need as determined by a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), acceptance letter from the academic institution to be attended, an essay, and two letters of reference—one from a community resource or Solon High School teacher and one from a Solon High School student. Additionally, the selection committee may request a personal interview.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. The general award amount is $16,000, prorated over four years, paid biannually in August and January provided the student meets the requirements listed below. Awards will be announced at the Solon Senior Awards Program in May. 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 and progress toward a degree
  2. Submit a grade report for each term (min 2.75 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members of this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Lillian Louise Mayle White Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: The purpose of the fund is to advance education by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District who will be attending a qualified post-secondary educational institution.

Background: The Lillian Louise Mayle White Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2014, and named to honor the life and work of Mrs. White.

Born in Canton, Ohio, Ms. Lillian Louise Mayle White (1928-2005) was the eldest of nine children and the first in her family to complete college. She was an alumnus of Ohio University, BS Ed 1950; and Case Western Reserve, MA Ed 1954. She spent all of her 30 plus year career as an elementary teacher. She worked for the Chicago Public Schools, Cleveland Public Schools as well as the Shaker Public School System. In all of that time, her commitment to educating young people was unwavering.

In 1974 she was quoted in an article, "I grew up in a warm, loving home, not rich in material things but rich with love and kindness. We were taught to love and care for one another and to be concerned about each other's welfare. My father instilled in me a love of God, love for my fellow man and my country. My mother taught me the value of 'self-worth'. She often explained 'If one door is closed to you, knock on another and another until you open one somewhere...Above all else, do not wallow in self-pity or self-doubt but keep on going.' You've got to be concerned about your fellow man, for you only fulfill your potential as a human being when you do something for another person. I have taken these values taught to me by my parents as my philosophy in life and I try to utilize them when working with my students. If there is one thing above all else I try to instill in all of my students, it is just that philosophy: You can succeed; You have ability; use it. Don't fall and turn away at the first obstacle thrown in your path. Keep on going and you will succeed!"

She was the wife of Judge George W. White Jr., the first African American Federal District Court Judge in the Northern Ohio District and they raised three children. In the final years of her career she worked with students who were below grade level in one or more areas. She remarked "I see children who are just beginning to experience some of life's difficulties while George as a Common Pleas Judge sees the young man or woman who has been failed by his home, school or church and has encountered enough difficulty to be brought before the court. When these young persons' backgrounds are checked most of the time their problem began early in life and they usually were unsuccessful in school. So as a teacher, I feel it is very important to help each child achieve some measure of success. If just one child can be spared the agony and heartbreak of self-defeat, then we will have achieved success."

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduating High School Senior from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale during high school
  • Evidence of commitment to full-time course of study and plans to pursue a degree in Education
  • Evidence of significant leadership potential and willingness to contribute time and talent to the community

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

Selection process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base its decisions on the completed application form, the above eligibility criteria, and with additional consideration given to the following:

  • Academic merit; and
  • A preference to African-Americans

Financial need, as determined by the formula for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or evidenced by other means will be used as a tiebreaker that gives preference to the most needy among the finalists.

Award process: The award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund and the spending policy of the Cleveland Foundation. 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time Award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Maureen Kennedy Berg Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.5
Amount: $500
Location or HS: James A. Garfield, Louisa May Alcott, or Charles A. Mooney schools
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: For graduating high school seniors who are residents of Cleveland and will attend a two- or four-year accredited educational institution, and who attended one of the following Cleveland public schools for at least two years: James A. Garfield, Louisa May Alcott, or Charles A. Mooney.

This is a Biennial Award offered every two years (next award period: 2019-20).

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of Cleveland 
  • Must be a graduating high school senior 
  • Must have attended one of the following Cleveland schools: James A. Garfield, Louisa May Alcott, or Charles A. Mooney 
  • Must be enrolling as a full-time student 
  • Must demonstrate financial need 
  • Must have achieved a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale

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

Selection process: A committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base selections on the completed application, academic performance, and school or community involvement (activities or employment).

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund. 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 for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

McKinney Family Fund Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $2,000
Location or HS: Ohio Resident
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: The McKinney Family Fund was created to advance education by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors and/or graduate students seeking post-secondary education to reach their fullest potential. Preference will be given to applicants of minority descent (as defined in 2014).

Eligibility:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Residing in Ohio for a minimum of (2) years
  • Attending or planning to attend an accredited College, University or Graduate school on a full-time or part-time basis in pursuit of an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral academic degree

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

Selection process: A selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application and evidence of sincerity toward obtaining an academic credential. Preference will be given to applicants of minority descent (as defined in 2014). Financial Need, as determined by the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), will be used as a tiebreaker, giving preference to the most needy among finalists.

Award process: The award amount will be based upon the earnings of the fund. 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 (unless awarded for part-time status)
  2. for each term (min 2.5 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


McNeil Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Location or HS: Shaw High School or Greater Cleveland inner-city schools
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: To provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Greater Cleveland inner-city schools who will be attending a qualified educational institution, with preference given to applicants from Shaw High School and applicants who are related to members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Eligibility:  

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale)
  • community involvement
  • financial need

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

Additional requirement for application: three letters of recommendation from a principal/teacher, church pastor/minister, or a member of a community service/nonprofit organization with which the applicant is involved.

Selection process: A selection committee comprised of persons associated with the purpose of the fund will choose scholarship finalists based on the completed application packet and the degree of adherence to the purpose and eligibility criteria above indicated.

Award process: 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Miriam Kerruish Stage Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Shaker Heights High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors from Shaker Heights High School. Selection decisions are based principally on scholastic ability and financial need.

For information and to apply, contact: Guidance office, Shaker Heights High School 

Award process: 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Nelson G. Peck, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Field of Study: Engineering
College: Ohio University, Cuyahoga Community College
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for a freshman at Ohio University or Cuyahoga Community College majoring in engineering. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school) and financial need. Preference given to graduates of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and African-Americans.

For information and to apply, contact:  Financial aid offices at Ohio University or Cuyahoga Community College.

Please Note: The award for 2018-19 will be granted to an Ohio University student.  

Award process: 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. for each term (min 3.0 GPA in engineering required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 2 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Northwest Emergency Team Fund Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $2,600 over 4 years
Deadline: April 15, 2018
App Type: Corp/Group App

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for children of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics (first responders) in the cities of Bay Village, North Olmsted, Westlake, Lakewood, Rocky River, and Fairview Park. Applicants must be pursuing vocational or technical training or an undergraduate college degree at an accredited, Pell-eligible educational institution. Scholarship awards are made on an evaluation of the student's financial needs, academic achievement, involvement in school and community activities, and work experience.  

About the program: The Northwest Emergency Team Fund of the Cleveland Foundation provides scholarships and financial assistance to graduating and graduated students pursuing four-year baccalaureate or two-year associate degrees at institutions of higher learning, or vocational training leading to certification. The scholarship or financial assistance given shall be restricted to full-time students who are children of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics in the cities of Bay Village, North Olmsted, Westlake, Lakewood, Rocky River, and Fairview Park.

Eligibility: Applicants are limited to graduating and graduated children of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics (first responders) in the cities of Bay Village, North Olmsted, Westlake, Lakewood, Rocky River, and Fairview Park, who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school on a full-time basis.

Application method: Submit a Corporate/Group Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Selection process: A foundation-appointed selection committee shall choose the scholarship recipient(s). Scholarship awards are made on an evaluation of the student's financial need, academic achievement, involvement in school and community activities, and work experience. The student's family is expected to contribute to his or her support.

NOTE: Upon graduation from high school and before receipt of the award, a final transcript of grades must be submitted to the Cleveland Foundation (Attention:Scholarships).

Award process: Award amounts and number of awards are based on the earnings of the fund and are determined by the selection committee. Award amounts have ranged from $500 to $2,600, and are generally the same amount for each recipient in a round. Awards are prorated over four years and paid bi-annually to the educational institution for the benefit of selected students. Awards are applicable to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses. Formal notification of award will be made by the Cleveland Foundation to the selected recipient(s). Students must make normal progress toward a degree or certification and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in each grading period in order to receive support for the succeeding grading period.

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status and progress toward degree or certification
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Attention: Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Ohio Laborers Future Leaders of America Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15, 2018
App Type: Corp/Group App

Purpose: The Ohio Laborers Future Leaders of America Scholarship is for dependent children of members of local affiliates of Laborers’ District Council of Ohio.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a child (whether natural, adopted, stepchild, or grandchild) of an active member in good standing
  • Enrolled or plan to be enrolled full-time in a post-secondary (after attaining a diploma or GED) course of study for vocational or technical training certification, or for a degree at an eligible educational institution
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade-point average (or equivalent); renewal consideration requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident with verification-stamped I-551 unexpired

Application method: Submit a Corporate/Group Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Selection criteria: A committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base selections on the completed application, academic performance, community service, motivation, character, and self-help (financial need will be used only as a tiebreaker).

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund. 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. for each term (min 3.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.

For questions: Call the Cleveland Foundation’s scholarship team at 216-861-3810 or 216-615-7138, or .

Paul C. and Kathryn W. Miller Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $500 to $750
Location or HS: Cardinal and Berkshire High Schools
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide an annual scholarship to a high school graduate from Berkshire or Cardinal high schools in Geauga County. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, achieve test scores of at least 22 on the ACT and 1500 on the SAT, be accepted as a full-time student at a college or technical institute, and show financial need.

For information and to apply, contact: Guidance offices at Berkshire or Cardinal high schools 

Award process: 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Perlman Foundation PK Management Employee Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $500 to $2,500
Deadline: April 15, 2018
App Type: Corp/Group App

Purpose: The Perlman Foundation PK Management Scholarship Fund is a scholarship fund created for the dependents of eligible employees of PK Management Company. The purpose of the fund is to advance education by providing scholarships to dependents (as herein described). "Dependents" shall mean the natural, adopted, or step-relationship children of any eligible employee, or children under the guardianship of any eligible employee. "Eligible employee" pertains to all full-time employees of PK Management Company who have been employed by the company continuously for a period of at least one year.

Scholarships are for one year, relative to coursework in pursuit of a degree at a college or university. In the case of a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, scholarships are for the length of the course. Scholarship payments made to the "Qualified Educational Institution" of the recipient’s choice must be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, or equipment required for coursework.

An independent selection committee, chosen by the Cleveland Foundation, makes decisions on scholarships. Cleveland Foundation staff administers the fund and its disbursements and provides advice to interested individuals.

Eligibility:

  • Be a dependent (natural, adopted, or step-relationship children of any eligible employee, or children under the guardianship of any eligible employee). Eligible employee is a full-time employee of PK Management Company who has been employed by the Company continuously for at least one year; and
  • Be enrolled or accepted in the program for which you are seeking support

Application method: Submit a Corporate/Group Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Selection process: An independent selection committee, chosen by the Cleveland Foundation, makes decision on scholarships. The Selection Committee will base its scholarship recommendations on the completed application and three criteria: ability to benefit, educational history, personal character, leadership, and community service.

Award process: Award amounts are based upon the earnings of the fund; however, the initial range is $500 to $2,500. The Cleveland Foundation staff administers the fund and its disbursements. 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 (unless awarded for part-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed each year provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


 


Renee Drefahl Spirit of Life Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Edgewood High School
Deadline: March 31, 2018
App Type: Other (See Details)

Purpose: The Renee Drefahl Scholarship Fund, established in 2011, awards an annual scholarship for post-secondary education to a member of the graduating class of Edgewood High School (Ashtabula County, Ohio). The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the skills, learning, and life chances of a deserving young person and to inspire him or her to pay it forward in service to others.

About the program: Renee Drefahl was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 15; the disease took her life at the age of 24.  Throughout her life, Renee was passionate about learning. Although her illness caused her to frequently miss school, thanks to support from classmates, teachers, family, and friends, Renee became a National Honor Society member and graduated at the top of her high school class. Deeply committed to serving others, Renee pursued a degree in the medical field, and worked as a hospital nurse until she lost her final battle with cancer. From the outset, Renee endured hopeful periods of remission followed by debilitating relapses, but, through it all, she kept her sweet, loving nature and focused her energies outward, determined to make a difference with her life.

This scholarship fund is established in memory of Renee: to commemorate her inspirational spirit; to celebrate her love of family, friends, and those who came under her care; and to perpetuate her merciful spirit of selfless compassion for those in need.

For further information and to apply, contact: Guidance office, Edgewood High School or go to www.reneedrefahlscholarship.org


Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. each term (min 2.0 GPA required for renewal)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: Recipients must re-apply each year for consideration of this award for up to a maximum of 4 total years of support. Apply/Contact information provided above.  


Rev. A. William Jamerson Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Location or HS: Greater Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for active church members who reside in the city of Cleveland or one of its bordering suburbs who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in pursuit of higher education.

About the program: Former members of Greater Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church established the Reverend A. William Jamerson Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of its founding pastor, the late Rev. A. William Jamerson.

Eligibility: 

  • Be enrolled or accepted at an accredited, Pell-eligible educational institution offering courses toward a degree or certificate or certification in vocational or technical training
  • Be a resident of the city of Cleveland or one of its bordering suburbs
  • Be enrolled or accepted at full-time status (a minimum 12 credit hours per term)
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)  
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Be an active church member, endorsed by a letter of reference from your pastor

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

Additional requirements: One of your letters of reference must be a letter of endorsement from the pastor of the church where you are an active member

Selection process: A selection committee composed of a broad mix of individuals from Greater Cleveland, including former members of Greater Zion Missionary Hill Baptist Church, will select scholarship award recipients and establish final award amounts (not less than $500), based on the completed application and the following criteria: moral character, financial need, evidence of self-help, and special skills and interests. 

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. Awards range from $500 to $1,000 for the 2014-15 academic year. 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 (if awarded for full-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.75
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Greater Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for worthy students pursuing community service-based college degrees. Applicants must be residents of the cities of Bedford, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, University Heights, East Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Warrensville Heights, Euclid, South Euclid or Shaker Heights (note: Antioch Baptist Church members may reside anywhere). Applicants must be currently enrolled as a senior in high school, and accepted as a degree-seeking candidate, full- or part-time (minimum six credit hours). Early college credit accepted. Selection decisions are based on evidence of community service, academic performance, leadership, volunteer activities, and personality. Preference is given to members of Antioch Baptist Church and African-Americans.  

About the program: The Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by Antioch Baptist Church and named to honor its pastor, Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle. The purpose of the fund is to provide one-time scholarship assistance to worthy students pursuing community service-based college degrees, with a preference for urban education majors.

Eligibility: 

  • Be a resident of Cleveland, its inner-ring suburbs (Bedford, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, University Heights, Warrensville Heights), or the city of East Cleveland, unless a member of the Antioch Baptist Church 
  • Currently enrolled as a senior in high school (early college credit accepted)
  • Be accepted as an undergraduate degree-seeking candidate, pursuing a minimum of six credit hours toward a degree commensurate with a community service-based career
  • Have a minimum 2.75 grade-point average on a 4.0 grade-point scale

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

Selection process: A selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application and on evidence of commitment to community service, academic performance, leadership, volunteer activities, and personality. Preference is given to members of Antioch Baptist Church and African-Americans. 

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. The general award amount is $1,000. 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 (unless awarded for part-time minimum of 6 credit hours)
  2. Submit a grade report for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,200
Deadline: April 15, 2018
App Type: Corp/Group App

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for members, or their children, of Communications Workers of America (CWA) – District 4 with a minimum of 18 months tenure, having a minimum 2.0 GPA, and the potential to succeed in college based on completed application. 

Application method: Submit a Corporate/Group Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

For further information, contact: The Cleveland Foundation Scholarship Office at 216-615-7138 or CWA – District 4 local offices.

Selection process: All eligible applicants who have completed the application process will be included in a lottery style drawing for awards. Three individuals will be awarded each year.

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status
  2. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award. Recipients may not apply again for this award.

2017-18 Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund recipients:

  • Mikaela Mohr, Westerville, OH 
  • Emily Schulte, Warren, MI
  • Kaitlyn Shafer, Kalamazoo, MI

Robert E. and Ada Hagan Public Service Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: varies to a maximum of $3,000
College: Cleveland State Urban Affairs School
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Hagan Fund

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for students attending or accepted at Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs pursuing a public service career.

Robert E. Hagan was deeply committed to public service. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, and he marched in civil rights protests and on union picket lines. He argued for a public employees' collective bargaining bill and a nuclear freeze resolution. Mr. Hagan wrote: "The introspective politician is in constant battle with mind and conscience - between what is morally right and pragmatically possible. Often the difference is not easily defined. Whatever path taken, the politician has to live with his decision."

Eligibility:

  • Attending or accepted at Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs pursuing a public service career
  • Resident of the State of Ohio
  • Registered voter
  • Degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student
  • minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Part-time (two courses) or full-time status

Additional requirements for application:

  • Resume
  • proof of registered-voter status
  • Two brief topic specific essays:
    1. Comment on the significance of Robert E. Hagan's quote: "The introspective politician is in constant battle with mind and conscience - between what is morally right and pragmatically possible. Often the difference is not easily defined. Whatever path taken, the politician has to live with his decision." (no more than two double-spaced pages)
    2. Answer the following question: How do you intend to pursue a career in the public service?

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

Award process: The award amount for part-time enrollment will be adjusted appropriately. 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.

Selection: Selection decisions are based on your completed application and requirements, demonstrated evidence of your commitment to public service and community activities, and financial need. 

Recipient requirements:

  1. Maintain full-time enrollment status (unless awarded for part-time two course minimum)
  2. for each term (min 3.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 2 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.

For questions or further information, contact:  Student Services Officer, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, or the Cleveland Foundation Scholarship Office at 216-861-3810



Robert P. Madison Scholarship in Architecture

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: $1,000
Field of Study: Architecture
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for African-American high school students and undergraduates enrolled in coursework at an accredited school of architecture, with a declared major in architecture.  

About the program: The Robert P. Madison Scholarship Fund was established in 2004, seeded by generous contributions from Robert and Leatrice Madison, their children, other family members, and friends. In order to mark the occasion of the founding of Robert P. Madison International at the time of the architectural firm's 50th anniversary, business partners in Greater Cleveland and beyond joined their efforts to provide the Robert P. Madison Scholarship in Architecture – an annual scholarship that would encourage African-American youth to aspire to a career in architecture.
 
As the first African-American registered to practice architecture in Ohio, Robert P. Madison made history. His firm, Robert P. Madison International, achieved a remarkable series of breakthroughs (first black firm in Ohio to design a branch office for a major corporation, first to win a commission to design a major building for the State of Ohio, first to win a competition to design a U.S. Embassy office building). Along with these business successes and barrier-breaking achievements, Mr. Madison and his firm demonstrated a strong history of commitment to the community.  His firm alone is responsible for training nearly 200 African-American architects. In establishing this fund to provide scholarship assistance to worthy African-American students desiring to pursue a career in architecture, the legacy is expected to build.   

Applicants may attend any accredited college or university in the United States with a degree-granting program in architecture.
   
Eligibility: 

  • Be African-American with parents born in the United States
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 grade scale 
  • Be a high school graduate accepted or enrolled as an undergraduate, degree-seeking candidate in an accredited, Pell-eligible post-secondary educational institution that is an accredited school of architecture, or enrolled in course work leading to a professional degree in architecture, with a declared major in architecture
  • Demonstrate financial need

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

Additional requirements:

  • Submit an acceptance letter from the accredited architectural degree program you plan to attend
  • Submit your institutional award letter

Selection process: The selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application, evidence of commitment to a career as an architect, academic performance, and special skills or talent related to excelling in architectural coursework.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. The general award amount is $1,000. 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewal: The General Application must be submitted each year for consideration of this award. Students can be awarded each year until they have achieved their 1st degree with a maximum of 5 total years of support.


Roy W. and Wilma Cade Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Greater Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: The Roy W. and Wilma Cade Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by Roy W. Cade. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors or students enrolled in institutions of higher education who are residents of Cleveland or its inner-ring suburbs who are pursuing studies applicable to a major in the Christian ministry. 
    
Eligibility: 

  • Resident of Greater Cleveland
  • Pursuing post-secondary education and:
    • Accepted at or enrolled in a college or university
    • Have, at a minimum, a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale
    • In good standing with no criminal record
    • Show financial need
    • Pursuing educational studies in the Christian ministry

Preference shall be given to inner-city applicants and members of church organizations.

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

Selection process: The selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application, evidence of a commitment to pursue educational studies in the Christian ministry, financial need, academic commitment, and volunteer activities.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. The general award amount is $1,000. 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 enrollment status expressed in application (part-time or full-time)
  2. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Ruth Alice Jacobs Roe Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: varies, to a maximum of $1,800
Location or HS: Greater Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for a college junior or senior pursuing a nursing career or a member of St. Clair Memorial Hospital's nursing staff who is interested in pursuing additional nursing education. Preference shall be given to Greater Cleveland residents attending an accredited Ohio college of nursing.

About the program: The Ruth Alice Jacobs Roe Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the family and friends of Ruth Alice Jacobs Roe in February 2003 to honor her years of dedicated service to humanity as a registered nurse. The purpose of the fund is to provide two annual scholarships: one to a member of St. Clair Memorial Hospital's nursing staff who is interested in pursuing additional nursing education, and one to a junior or senior in college pursuing a nursing career. Preference shall be given to Greater Cleveland residents attending an accredited Ohio college of nursing. Additional resources for nursing majors have been contributed from the narrowly restricted funds of the Cleveland Foundation that have been designated support for persons pursuing a nursing career.

Eligibility: 
To be eligible, you must meet one of the two qualifying situations detailed below. You must either be:

(1) A degree-seeking junior or senior at an accredited Ohio four-year college or university who:

  • Is enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in nursing program or other higher degree pre-licensure nursing program (NOTE: Students enrolled in associate degree or diploma nursing programs are not eligible.)
  • Has successfully completed at least one nursing course with a clinical component
  • Will be attending full time (i.e., 12 or more semester credit hours or the equivalent)
  • Has a minimum 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Is preferably a resident of Greater Cleveland

OR

(2) A registered nurse at St. Clair Memorial Hospital in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., who:

  • Is pursuing additional nursing education
  • Is actively enrolled or has been accepted into a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing or higher degree program in nursing
  • Has a minimum 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates financial need

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

Selection process: A selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application, evidence of commitment to a career in nursing, academic performance, financial need, and ability to benefit. 

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected.  There have generally been two awards at $700 each annually. 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 (unless awarded for part-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.


Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.6
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Cleveland Public Schools
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Scholarship was funded in 2008 at the passing of the Hon. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, former U.S. congresswoman serving the 11th Congressional District and a native of Cleveland. Rep. Tubbs Jones served with distinction in several capacities in a life of public service. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998, becoming the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in Congress. She was chairwoman of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, becoming the first African-American to chair a standing House committee.  She also held a seat on the Ways and Means Committee. This scholarship, begun by family and friends of the highly regarded congresswoman, is envisioned to provide financial support for graduating high school seniors from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Applicants must have at least a 2.6 grade-point average (GPA), or equivalent, and evidence financial need.  

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Must have, at a minimum, a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be accepted for a full-time course of study at an accredited educational institution, pursuing a baccalaureate degree
  • Must demonstrate financial need

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

Selection criteria and process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base selections on the completed application, commitment to academic achievement, a well-rounded background including community service activities and team or work experiences, motivation, and financial need. 

Award process: The annual award amount and number of awards will be based on the earnings of the fund. 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required) and demonstrating a progressive cumulative GPA each year.
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Superintendent's Award from the Inez and Harry Clement Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $5,000
Location or HS: Cleveland Public Schools
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for one or more graduating seniors of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Selection decisions are based on community service, involvement, and potential for expanded community service. Preference is given to African-Americans.

For information and to apply, contact:  Superintendent's office, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Award process: 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Terry M. Speth Service Professional Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $1,000
Field of Study: Biomedical or Engineering
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: The Terry M. Speth Service Professional Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 by the family and friends of Terry Speth, a committed diagnostic imaging professional, entrepreneur, and educator in the field of diagnostic imaging. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career in diagnostic imaging. Ideal applicants are those enrolled in a biomedical or electronic engineering school or course of study, or who have biomedical or electronic engineering work experience and are committed to pursuing a career in diagnostic imaging. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Selection decisions will be based on ability to benefit, motivation, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of a biomedical or medical society and who demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Must be attending an accredited educational institution
  • Must be enrolled in a biomedical or electronic engineering school or have biomedical or electronic engineering work experience
  • Must be pursuing coursework related to the pursuit of a career in diagnostic imaging
  • Must have, at a minimum, a 2.5 grade-point average (GPA)

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

Selection criteria and process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base selections on the completed application, ability to benefit, motivation, academic merit, and financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of a biomedical or medical society and those who evidence financial need.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund and the number of applicants recommended for award. Generally, awards are at a minimum of $1,000. 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 (where awarded for full-time)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.



Timothy Allen Hopkins Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Amount: $1,500
Location or HS: Triway High School, Wooster, OH
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support to graduating seniors (or graduated within one year) from Triway High School (3205 Shreve Road, Wooster, Ohio, 44691) who exhibit strong character and persistence to triumph over adversity and have a minimum 2.5 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale. Eligible educational institutions shall include attendance at any accredited junior college, college/university, vocational, or technical school in the United States of America. Enrollment status may be part-time or full-time at the level of entry (generally freshman or sophomore), determined by the accepting educational institution.

For information, contact: Guidance department, Triway High School

To apply: Download the Timothy Allen Hopkins Scholarship application

Award process: The award amount for part-time enrollment will be adjusted appropriately. 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 (unless awarded for part-time)
  2. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Tri-Vantage, LLC Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $750 to $1,500
Deadline: April 15, 2018
App Type: Corp/Group App

Purpose: The Tri-Vantage, LLC Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 by Tri-Vantage, LLC to provide scholarship support for the children and grandchildren of employees of Tri-Vantage, LLC for post-secondary and post-baccalaureate study at an accredited university or college in either a full-time or part-time capacity. Applicants must be a child or grandchild (whether natural, adopted, or stepchild) of a regular employee of Tri-Vantage, LLC who is employed full- or part-time, with a minimum tenure of two years. Applicants must have, at a minimum, a 2.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale.

Eligibility: 

  • Be a child or grandchild (whether natural, adopted, or stepchild) of a regular employee of Tri-Vantage, LLC, and any parent, subsidiary, division, or successor or survivor entity, who is employed full- or part-time, with a minimum tenure of two years
  • Be accepted as a full-time (12 or more credit hours) or part-time (minimum six credit hours) undergraduate (freshman through senior) or post-baccalaureate candidate at an accredited college or university
  • Have, at a minimum, a 2.0 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grade scale

Application method: Submit a Corporate/Group Application and Basic Requirements through our Scholarship Gateway

Selection process: An independent selection committee will base its scholarship decisions on the completed application packet and on evidence of commitment to academic performance, ability and aptitude, standardized test scores (SAT and ACT), and financial need. The committee may request an interview.  (Applicants residing outside of Ohio may be asked for a supplemental essay to offset this request.) The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund. Generally, awards range from $750 to $1,500.  The number of awards and final award amounts will be based upon the number of finalists selected and their enrollment status. The award amount for part-time enrollment will be adjusted appropriately. 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 (unless awarded for part-time minimum six credit hours)
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 2 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Vince Federico Memorial Scholarship II

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $10,000 over four years
Field of Study: Graphic or Performing Arts
Location or HS: Wickliffe High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors at Wickliffe High School. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on scholastic achievement, demonstrated athletic or artistic ability (including but not limited to ability in graphic arts as well as performing arts), character, and financial need. Scholarship awards are intended to be for up to four years of undergraduate study and shall be renewed each year so long as the recipient(s) remain(s) in good standing at the educational institution and continue(s) to meet the scholarship award criteria.

For information and to apply, contact: Principal’s office, Wickliffe High School 

Award process: 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors or selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Vince Federico Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $10,000 over four years
Location or HS: Wickliffe High School
App Type: External

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for graduating seniors at Wickliffe High School. Selection decisions are based on outstanding achievements in scholarship and athletics, character, and financial need. This scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years.

For information and to apply, contact: Principal’s office, Wickliffe High School 

Award process: 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 4 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Virginia Jones Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,500
Location or HS: Shaw High School
App Type: External

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for graduating female students from Shaw High School. Must rank in top 5 percent of the class. Selection decisions are based on college admission test scores, GPA, extracurricular activities, and teacher appraisals.

For information and to apply, contact:  Guidance office, Shaw High School 

Award process: 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Willis E. Kelly Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Geauga County
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App (one-time award)

Purpose: The purpose of the fund is to assist students who reside in Geauga County, Ohio, who have attended or are attending a Geauga County High School, and who are in need of financial aid to advance their high school or post high school music education.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Resident of Geauga County for a minimum of two years and attended one of the following Geauga County High Schools (Berkshire, Cardinal, Chardon, Kenston, Ledgemont, Newbury, West Geauga, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, Saint Mary's Catholic School, or Saint Helen's Catholic School
  • Evidence of commitment to the pursuit of a musical education
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Evidence of significant leadership potential and willingness to contribute time and talent to the community

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

Selection process: A selection committee appointed by the Cleveland Foundation will base its decisions on the completed application form, the above eligibility criteria, and with consideration to the following:

  • Academic stability and potential for advancement;
  • Commitment to the pursuit of higher education with a major in music; and
  • Community Service/Civic Involvement

Financial need, as determined by the formula for the Free Application for Federal student aid (FAFSA) or evidenced by other means will be used as a tiebreaker that gives preference to the most needy among the finalists.

Award process: The award amount will be based on the earnings of the fund and spending policy of the Cleveland Foundation. Formal notification of the 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 (unless awarded for part-time status);
  2. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

Wilma A. Chapman Scholarship Fund

Minimum GPA: 2.0
Amount: $750
Location or HS: Cleveland
Deadline: March 15, 2018
App Type: General App

Purpose: To enhance scholarship opportunities for persons with mental challenges who aspire and have the potential to succeed in undertaking college/university course work at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The program is intended to offer scholarship grants annually to persons selected by a committee for awards. 
  
Eligibility:

  • Be a resident in Northeast Ohio
  • Be enrolled or accepted in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited, Pell-eligible educational institution for full-time (12 credit hours) or part-time (minimum six credit hours) status per term
  • Have a mental illness in one of the following categories: schizophrenia, mood disorders, or anxiety disorders
  • Have your treating physician's endorsement
  • Have household income of less than $100,000

Special requirements for application: You will need to submit an endorsement from your treating physician indicating your potential to succeed in undertaking college/university course work at either the undergraduate or graduate level. You may upload this endorsement to your application or have the physician send this letter directly to us at: or by US Mail, to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

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

Selection process: A selection committee composed of a broad mix of individuals from Greater Cleveland will select scholarship award recipients based on the completed application and the following criteria: a) evidence of commitment, b) ability to benefit, and c) compatibility of course work to career path. Please note that finalists will be required to verify a household income of less than $100,000.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. Generally, one new award of $750 is made annually. 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. for each term (min 2.0 GPA required)
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee members for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be sent  or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

Renewable Award: This award will be renewed for a maximum of 2 total years support provided the student meets the scholarship requirements and funding remains available. See the Scholarship How to Apply web page for Renewal Instructions and deadline.


Women's Civic Club of Cleveland Heights Scholarship

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Amount: $1,000
Location or HS: Cleveland Heights High School
App Type: External

About the program: The Women's Civic Club of Cleveland Heights has been providing scholarships to Cleveland Heights High School graduates for many years. In 2006, the group established an endowed scholarship fund at the Cleveland Foundation and asked that the foundation assume the responsibility for administering the scholarship program. Working in cooperation with the Cleveland Heights High School administration and guidance staff, the foundation will honor the intent of the fund and employ the same eligibility and selection criteria.  

Eligibility: 

  • Applicants must be current Cleveland Heights High School graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school on a full-time basis.
  • Applicants must have attended Cleveland Heights High School for a minimum of three years.
  • Applicants must have attained a 3.0 GPA or higher for at least three years of attendance at Cleveland Heights High School.

To apply: Contact the guidance office at Cleveland Heights High School 

Selection process: A selection committee will review the information supplied in the application materials and choose the scholarship recipients. Criteria will be academic achievement, strong character, and potential for future educational achievement. In the case of a tie, financial need can be considered.

Award process: The annual award amount will be based on the performance of the fund and number of applicants selected. The general award amount is $1,000 each to a male and a female. Awards will be announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony in May. 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. for each term
  3. A thank you note to the donors and selection committee for this fund is not required but always appreciated and may be or mailed to the Cleveland Foundation, Scholarships, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.

One-time award: This is a one-time award and may not be renewed for subsequent years.

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