• Scholarships

    Say Yes to Education

    Say Yes Say Yes Cleveland provides scholarships up to the value of tuition to all public universities, community colleges, and Pell-eligible certificate programs in Ohio – as well as over 1115 private colleges and universities in Ohio and across the nation – to eligible students who live in Cleveland* and graduate from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or partnering charter high school.


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    2020-2021 Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program

    Deadline: March 27, 2020
    The Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program was created by the City of Cleveland in 2007 to provide scholarship funds to the following individuals:
    • City employees
    • Dependents of City employees
    • High school seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    • High school seniors in the Youth Development Program or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation.
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    1. Why is voting important? If one of your friends didn't understand the importance, how would you encourage them to vote?
    2. Local government is about building trust and social norms for the community, but voters can be uncertain of its role on key issues like education opportunity, transportation, etc. Select a key issue important to you and describe what role local government should play on that issue to the community.
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    College Board Opportunity Scholarship

    This unique program guides students through the college planning process and offers them a chance to earn money for college for each action they complete. The program is open to juniors and seniors who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories—regardless of GPA, test scores, citizenship status, and family income—no matter what their plans or goals are after high school. U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad are also eligible for the program. More than 7,000 students each year will be able to earn scholarships, ranging from $500 to $40,000, for two- or four-year institutions. Half of all scholarships will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.

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    Cleveland Foundation


    College Now of Greater Cleveland



    Lebanese Syrian American Scholarship

    Application is due March 31, 2020

    The Lebanese Syrian American Junior League is awarding three (3) $1,000.00 college scholarships to an academically outstanding young man and woman of Lebanese or Syrian descent residing in the Greater Cleveland area. The student must be graduating in either the January or June class of this current school year with a “B” or better scholastic average.

    Click Here for application along with additional information


    ASM Materials Education Foundation  

    Technical & Community

    Up to 20 scholarships at $500 each. Reinstated in 2015, these scholarships are awarded to students who are attending technical or community colleges and pursuing an Associate’s degree in Materials Science or materials-related applied technologies. Each award is for one year and is awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Students may re-apply for consideration the following year. No applicant may receive more than two scholarship awards.

    Bernard Harris Scholarship

    Application Deadline is April 6, 2020

    The Council of Great City Schools-Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships is accepting applications. webpage and through social media. The scholarships are designed specifically for African American and Hispanic graduating seniors this spring in Council school districts who plan to pursue college studies in one of the STEM-related fields.

    Click Here for scholarship application.



    Financial Resources

    Learn about and apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 


    College Now of Greater Cleveland

    College Now (formerly Cleveland Scholarship Programs) provides Greater Cleveland students with guidance and access to funds to prepare for and graduate from college.

    For more than 40 years, our goal has been to help students pursue educational opportunities that empower them to embark on rewarding careers and strengthen our community.

    College Now advisors provide guidance and resources to middle school students, high school students and adult learners to prepare for and explore educational opportunities after high school, including 2-year, 4-year and certificate programs.


    Federal Student Aid

    Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.