The Cleveland Foundation Scholarship Selection and Advisory Committee Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Eligibility: To be eligible for a foundation scholarship, you must: * Be enrolled or accepted in an undergraduate program at an accredited, Pell-eligible educational institution * Be a resident of Cuyahoga County (Lake and Geauga counties will be incorporated into the program as investment performance of the supporting funds grows) * 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 * Be a U.S. citizen or a legal resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (unexpired) Selection process: A selection committee composed of a broad mix of individuals from Greater Cleveland 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. A personal interview may also be required. Award information: There are two scholarship categories: Category 1 scholarships require applicants to submit a Student Aid Report, which is received after an individual files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Category 2 scholarships are targeted to students attending junior colleges or vocational training (certificate or license programs) anticipated to be two years or less in duration. Submitting a Student Aid Report for Category 2 scholarships is optional; however, without it, the maximum award is $1,000. Annual scholarship award amounts in both categories are based on the earnings of the fund. Past scholarships have ranged from $1,000 to $3,000. Recipients are notified in writing by the Cleveland Foundation approximately 14 days after the date of the decision meeting, which is typically held in late June. Qualified expenses are tuition and general fees required for enrollment, books, supplies and equipment required for course work. To be eligible for scholarship awards in future years, a recipient must achieve a cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0-point scale) as follows: sophomore, 2.0; junior, 2.5; senior, 2.75. Renewal also requires a current recipient to submit a final grade report that includes the semester or term just completed, and an essay of up to 250 words updating education and career goals. Also, if no Student Aid Report is submitted, evidence of continued financial need (for example, a college/technical school financial aid award letter) is required.  Limited to residents of Cuyahoga County, OH.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 1000

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization The Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44115

Contact Person:

Phone: Phone: (216) 861-3810

Fax: Fax: (216) 861-1729