• Student Opportunities and Events


    Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship

    Minority Students Encouraged to Apply
    • The company will award $500,000 in scholarships to 60 students in 2022
    • Second year of the six-year, $10 million scholarship program
    • Students can apply for scholarships until Jan. 25, 2022
     
    To be eligible, students must:
    • self-identify as Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander with higher education expenses,
    • be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates residing in Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Wyoming or Utah, with plans to enroll full time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year; and
    • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
     
    Students can learn more and apply at DominionEnergy.com/EquityScholarships.
     

    The Future of STEM Scholars Initiatives

    Deadline: February 15, 2022
    Recognizing a lack of diversity in the chemical industry workforce, in 2020, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Chemours and HBCU Week Foundation partnered to establish the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI). FOSSI is a national program which provides $40,000 scholarships to students pursuing preferred* STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 
     
    Eligible applicants must:
    • Complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and be entering their freshman year of college
    • Pursue a preferred*, FOSSI-approved STEM major
    • Have interest in pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, environmental health and sustainability or other related chemical-industry fields
    • Attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
     
     

    Attention 8th Graders!

    The Law & Leadership Institute is now scheduling recruitment visits for the 2022 Summer Institute!

     
    The LLI recruitment visit is an interactive 35-minute presentation with an LLI representative. Each presentation includes a law-based activity, a program and application overview, and a brief Q&A session. Paper applications and program brochures are distributed to interested students. Recruitment visits can be scheduled online or by emailing lli@lawandleadership.org.
     
    LLI is a state-wide, 4-year leadership program that inspires and prepares high school students for college and professional success through legally-based curricula and leadership training. Students attend summer and academic year sessions where they build friendships and mentor-relationships that last a lifetime. Students graduate from LLI prepared to succeed in college with a support network that continues long after the program ends.
      
    Find out more about Law & Leadership Institute at www.lawandleadership.org
     

     
     

    Young Scholars Program - Attention 8th Graders

    Application Due February 4, 2022
    The Young Scholars Program is a college access program fully funded by The Ohio State University for high achieving, income eligible, first-generation college-bound students. Scholars are admitted into the program in the 8th grade and programming begins in the 9th grade. Scholars that successfully complete the program are eligible for the YSP scholarship; a generous financial package with an average award of $15,500 for 4 years to attend The Ohio State University, main campus. Additional information about YSP and our program requirements can be found here.
     
    Click here to learn more and apply.

     

    RefPrep

    RefPrep is an interactive online course designed for individuals to learn the foundational elements of successful sports officiating at their own pace. Completing RefPrep courses allows them the opportunity to earn a Class 3 OHSAA Officiating License by passing the state's open book officiating test. RefPrep courses are FREE and begin in early 2022.
     
    What does this mean for high school students?
    Through RefPrep's partnership with Cleveland Metro Schools District, students can immediately start earning money by officiating sports in the CMSD and citywide Middle School Leagues. Upon high school graduation students will automatically be reclassified to a Class 2 OHSAA Officiating License, which allows officiating for JV and below games throughout the state of Ohio.
     
    Questions? Contact Ja'Tuan Green
     
    Click here for details.

     

    NEW: Digital Literacy Mentorship Program

    Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ)
    EYEJ drives social justice reform by empowering young people to advocate for change. The EYEJ Digital Literacy Mentorship Model is a text-based program building relationships between middle school students, aged 11–15, as mentees and Millennial mentors, aged 18–30, from the EYEJ Millennial Task Force, Cleveland and nationally to help bridge the digital literacy gap. The mentors will serve as knowledgeable resources in providing digital literacy support and building relationships with the mentees.
     
    Click here for details.

     

    STEM Day at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and NeoSTEM have partnered to provide an immersive day of STEM learning, culminating with a fun and social night at the Cavs game on Saturday, March 19th. Students and their families will engage in meaningful, fun and impactful hands-on activities that connect the STEM world with the basketball world. STEM Day at RMFH seeks to serve as a building block to make lasting connections with students and their families, taking the experience beyond this one day. NeoSTEM will offer on-site STEM counseling and advice from many of the mentoring organizations that exist throughout Northeast Ohio, and share with the students and families information about existing STEM programming, while building connections for future ongoing communication and learning!
     
    Click here to register.

     

    Spring ArtWorks Session

    We are now accepting student applications for our Spring ArtWorks Session. As you know ArtWorks is for high school students currently in grades 10th, 11th, & 12th grade. Students are PAID Apprentices and our mentored by a Master Teaching Artist in an art form, while going through workforce development and 21st century skills workshops. 
     
    This Spring session will run February 15th - May 12th. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm - 7:30pm at Tri-C Metro Campus.
     
    ArtForms: Visual Arts: Illustration Techniques, Visual Arts: Mixed Media Portraits, Hip-Hop MCing, & Step Dance
    Application Deadline: Application Closes Friday, December 17th at 5pm.
    Interview Dates: Dates are listed on our site
     

     

    Cavaliers/Huntington Scholarship Program

    Presented by Huntington
    The Cavaliers Huntington Scholarship Program is the best “app” to “download” for the High School Class of 2022!
     
    For the 31st year, the Cavaliers and Huntington will award 10 Northeast Ohio high school seniors with a $2,000.00 college scholarship. Graduating seniors must submit a 500-word essay, perform a high level of service in their communities, provide a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores (if required by the accredited school the student plans to attend) and one letter of recommendation.
     
    Applications for the Cavaliers/Huntington Scholarship Program must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received by Friday, February 11, 2022.
     

     

    Odyssey Program at CSU

    Programs for Students Aged 13-18
    New this Spring: Filmmaking Workshops for Teens
    Want to be the next Wes Anderson, Ava DuVernay, or Greta Gerwig? Made possible by a generous gift from Lee and Ageleke Zapis, the Odyssey Program at Cleveland State University’s School of Film & Media Arts inspires a new generation of creative talent with a range of offerings for high school students interested in learning the art of filmmaking. From one-day Saturday workshops covering a variety of filmmaking topics to immersive in-person one and three-week summer camps, the Odyssey Program provides experiential learning opportunities for young film fanatics of all skill levels.
     
    Workshops are held January – May
    Once a month on select Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Cost: $150 per session
     
    Click here for details.  

    Young Scholars Program - Attention 8th Graders

    Application Due February 4, 2022
    The Young Scholars Program is a college access program fully funded by The Ohio State University for high achieving, income eligible, first-generation college-bound students. Scholars are admitted into the program in the 8th grade and programming begins in the 9th grade. Scholars that successfully complete the program are eligible for the YSP scholarship; a generous financial package with an average award of $15,500 for 4 years to attend The Ohio State University, main campus. Additional information about YSP and our program requirements can be found here.
     
    Click here to learn more and apply.

     

    Fulbright In The Classroom 2021

    The Fullbright Program is the flagship international exchange program of the United States. The Program aims to increase mutual understanding through cultural exchanges between the United States and 165 foreign countries. Vincent L. Briley served as a Fulbright grantee in Germany in 2012 and would like to share his experiences with you as part of the 2021 Fulbright In The Classroom.
     
    Fulbright in the Classroom connects Fulbright alumni and current international visitors with K-through-College classrooms across America to share their experiences and introduce students to foreign countries and cultures.
     
    This will be a 45-minute virtual presentation via Zoom and an opportunity to learn together through international exchange.
     
    More information about the Fulbright program can be found here https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
     
    Please contact Vincent L. Briley at (216) 772 - 9671 or VincentBriley@Gmail.com to get connected.
     

    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    The Scholarships

    Open now to the Class of 2022: Complete these 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all.

    Scholarships

    Apply today

     


    What Should Schools Be?

    Student Survey
    A group of students from Cleveland School of Arts have been tasked by CEO Eric Gordon to re-envision how school could look and function in the future. In order to gather insight from students all over the district, they have created a survey for peers in other schools.
     
    Here is a link to a short 45-second video that introduces what the survey intends to do.
     
      

     
     

    Free College for Future Educators

    An Ohio Scholarship Program for People of Color
    Ohio Federation of Teachers is committed to bringing more people of color into the teaching profession.
    • Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books
    • Mentorship program to guide students
    • Tutoring and other support services are available
    • Specialized programs for learners at all levels
    • In partnership with Central State University, Easter Gateway Community College and The Student Resource Center
     
    Click here for details.
     
      

     

    Free Homework Help

    Monday - Thursday
    Coach Sam's Scholars is offering Free Homework help.
     
    St. Paul's Community Church | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    JFK Recreation Center | 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm
     
    Click here for more information.
    Questions? Call 216-835-4705 or 216-223-3020
     
     

    The President's Council Scholarship

    The Presidents’ Council offers this scholarship program to Northeast Ohio African-American high school students with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 in grades 10th through 12th. 
     
    PC Scholars works with these students on our four pillars: academics, life skills, career preparedness and leadership over the course of three years. At the end of their time in the program, students are eligible for scholarships that could range from $1,500 - $3,000 from The Presidents’ Council that are renewable all four years of college and managed by our partner College Now. 
     
    Right now, we are recruiting current 9th-11th grade scholars for our program for the current academic year. I wanted to share our information with you to see if you could share it with your students and their parents. I would love to present this information to your scholars as well if the opportunity is presented. We do everything we can to help students achieve their dreams and become the best version of themselves. 
     
    You can find more information at our website, where students can also apply: https://thepresidentscouncil.com/scholarships/
     

    Free Remote Drop-In Tutoring Available to K-12 Learners

    The Community Learning Center at Cleveland State University hosts FREE drop-in remote tutoring via Zoom:
     
    Mondays: 4:00-5:00
    Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00
    Saturdays 11:00-12:00
    Sundays: 3:00-4:00
     
    Visit their website or contact me for more information.
     

    Tri-C Financial Aid Nights

    Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive virtual session!* 
     
    *Sessions take place via Webex. Easy to access from any device.
     
    Click here for details.

    Parent University Virtual College Tours

    Typically, the FACE department offers college bus tours. Due to COVID-19 we are not able to take families and scholars on these tours. We have worked with several universities and colleges to offer virtual college tours. Below is a list of colleges and universities that offer virtual tours. Click on the below link to attend or register for virtual tours. We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore the possibilities in the virtual realm with your scholar. 
     
     

    Dollar Bank's 2020–2021 Tuition Scholarship Contest

    Seniors, win a $10,000 Scholarship from Dollar Bank. See contest rules and requirements for eligibility.

     
     
      
     
      

    Virtual Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers

    There are many community partners, agencies and organizations offering FREE online learning opportunities. Please check out the offerings below to attend a variety of workshops on topics which will assist you with supporting your family and gain new skills. These offerings include Online Computer Training, free high-quality courses, and career training programs online, and SEL and academic workshops to support scholars and families. Check them out on our Parent University webpage.