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. 


Applications will be available on the Application Gateway in early January 2021.


General Applications: 
March 15, 2021
Corporate/Group Applications: 
April 15, 2021
Renewal Requirements: 
April 1, 2021

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 How to Apply page for application methods, universal eligibility criteria, requirements and instructions. 

Please note: these scholarship funds are not affiliated with Say Yes to Education. To learn more about Say Yes scholarship eligibility and how to apply, please visit

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Listing 62 of 62 Scholarships
Scholarship NameField of StudyGPALocation or High SchoolCollegeAmountDeadlineApplication Type
A. Grace Lee Mims Vocal ScholarshipMusic Education and Performance2.0 minUp to $10,000March 15, 2021General App
Albert W. Geater Memorial ScholarshipAccounting2.75 minNortheast Ohio$1,000March 15, 2021General App
ALCOA Fund Scholarship3.0 minCleveland Public and Catholic SchoolsVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
Alton LaMaur Character Memorial Scholarship2.5 minCollinwood High School$1,000External
Alzada Singleton Davis ScholarshipHumanities2.0 minCuyahoga Community CollegeVariesExternal
Ann-Marie Ogletree Child Development ScholarshipEarly Childhood Education, Counseling or related field2.75 minGreater Cleveland (high school students and adults)$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Anna M. Roth ScholarshipEducation3.0 minBrush High SchoolVariesExternal
Arthur P. and Ruth H. Moebius Scholarship2.0 minAurora High SchoolVaries up to $16,000 over 4 yearsExternal
Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio Scholarship2.0 minOhio$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Boyd Family Scholarship Fund2.7 minGlenville High School $1,000March 15, 2021General App
Byrne-Rubin Family Trust Scholarship2.0 minGlenville High SchoolVariesExternal
Carolyn E. Gordon Teachers' FundEnglish Language Arts3.0 minBrush High School$1,000External
Charles D. Whitmer Fund ScholarshipEvidence of Entrepreneurial Intent2.0 minNortheast Ohio$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Charles Hildreth Kelso ScholarshipEducation2.5 minGlenville and Collinwood High Schools$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Charlotte Alexander Scholarship2.0 - 3.3Greater ClevelandVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
Christina Sunga Ryook Scholarship2.0 minWestlake High SchoolUniversity of Michigan$4,000External
Cleveland Women's City Club Foundation Scholarship3.0 minClevelandVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
Cleveland’s Future Engineers ScholarshipSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)3.2 minCuyahoga CountyVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
Covia Aspire Scholarship2.75 minApril 15, 2021Corp/Group App
Cydney Weingart Scholarship3.5 minCuyahoga CountyVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
Derek Owens Memorial Scholarship2.5 minCleveland$500 to $1,500March 15, 2021General App
Diane O. McDaniel Scholarship2.75 minGlenville High School (or Ginn Academy)up to $2,000March 15, 2021General App
Dwight S. and Patricia H. Jordan Scholarship Fund2.0 minBrecksville / Broadview Heights High School$1,000External
Gates Scholarship in Memory of Ada Gates Stevens2.0 minElyria High School$1,000External
Harvey High School Scholarship Fund2.5 minHarvey High School$1,000External
Improve Consulting and Training Group: Bagby, Palmer Memorial ScholarshipSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)3.5 minCleveland and inner-ring suburbs$1,000March 15, 2021General App
J. Paris Mosley Scholarship2.5 minGeographic eligibility extends to outside of Ohio$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Jack Rumbaugh Scholarship2.0 minShaker Heights High School$10,000 over 2 yearsExternal
Jon Lewis Annual Award2.0 minCleveland Heights High SchoolExternal
Judge Leo A. and Mrs. Gilberta Jackson Scholarship2.5 min$2,000March 15, 2021General App
Katherine Stanton, Teresa Stanton, and Cecelia Stanton Brown ScholarshipBeaumont High School or St. Joseph AcademyExternal
Kathy Brooks Scholarship3.0 minAshton High School$1,000External
Lamont S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Speech PathologySpeech Pathology2.8 minVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
Leonard A. and Helen Russell Bretschneider Scholarship3.0 minSolon High Schoolvaries to a maximum of $16,000 over 4 yearsExternal
Lillian Louise Mayle White Memorial Scholarship3.0 minCleveland Metropolitan School District$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Luke Edmond Cox Fund Scholarship2.0 minVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
Maureen Kennedy Berg Scholarship3.5 minJames A. Garfield, Louisa May Alcott, or Charles A. Mooney schools$1,000March 15, 2021General App
McKinney Family Fund Scholarship2.5 minOhio ResidentVariesMarch 15, 2021General App
McNeil Scholarship Fund2.5 minShaw High School or Greater Cleveland inner-city schools$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Miriam Kerruish Stage Scholarship2.0 minShaker Heights High School$1,000External
Nelson G. Peck, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipEngineering2.5 minOhio University, Cuyahoga Community College$1,000External
Northwest Emergency Team Fund Scholarship2.0 minVariesApril 15, 2021Corp/Group App
Ohio Laborers Future Leaders of America Scholarship3.0 min$1,000April 15, 2021Corp/Group App
Paul C. and Kathryn W. Miller Scholarship2.0 minCardinal and Berkshire High SchoolsExternal
Perlman Foundation PK Management Employee Scholarship2.0 minVariesApril 15, 2021Corp/Group App
Renee Drefahl Spirit of Life Scholarship2.0 minEdgewood High School$1,000March 31, 2021Other (See Details)
Rev. A. William Jamerson Memorial Scholarship2.5 minGreater Cleveland$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle Scholarship2.75 minGreater Cleveland$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Robert D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund2.0 min$1,200April 15, 2021Corp/Group App
Robert E. and Ada Hagan Public Service Scholarship2.5 minCleveland State Urban Affairs Schoolvaries to a maximum of $3,000March 15, 2021General App
Robert P. Madison Scholarship in ArchitectureArchitecture3.0 min$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Roy W. and Wilma Cade Scholarship2.5 minGreater Cleveland$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Ruth Alice Jacobs Roe Memorial Scholarship2.5 minGreater Clevelandvaries, to a maximum of $1,800March 15, 2021General App
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Scholarship2.6 minCleveland Public Schools$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Terry M. Speth Service Professional Memorial ScholarshipBiomedical or Engineering2.5 min$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Timothy Allen Hopkins Memorial Scholarship2.5 minTriway High School, Wooster, OHVariesExternal
Tri-Vantage, LLC Scholarship2.0 minVariesApril 15, 2021Corp/Group App
Vince Federico Memorial Scholarship IIGraphic or Performing Arts2.0 minWickliffe High School$10,000 over four years External
Vince Federico Memorial Scholarship2.0 minWickliffe High School$10,000 over four yearsExternal
Virginia Jones Memorial Scholarship2.0 minShaw High School$1,500External
Wilma A. Chapman Scholarship Fund2.0 minCleveland$1,000March 15, 2021General App
Women's Civic Club of Cleveland Heights Scholarship3.0 minCleveland Heights High School$1,000External
Listing 62 of 62 Scholarships