Cleveland Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2020-21 academic year

During the 2019-20 academic year, the foundation’s scholarship funds have supported nearly 400 new and returning recipients

The Cleveland Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through March 15 for the 2020-21 academic year. Most of the scholarships are designated for graduating high school seniors attending colleges and universities, but some of the foundation’s more than 60 scholarship funds provide current college students and adults returning to school the opportunity to pursue courses that enhance their professional, personal and vocational development. During the 2019-20 academic year, the foundation’s scholarship funds have supported close to 400 new and returning recipients.

Most of the foundation’s scholarships require residence in Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga counties, but in some instances, donors identified another geographic area of their choice (within the United States) when they established their scholarship fund. Interested individuals can explore available scholarships via Candidates may complete a single application to be considered for multiple awards. On average, the scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000, and many are renewable for up to four years.

Since 1987, donors of the Cleveland Foundation have provided more than $54 million in scholarship support to aspiring individuals. Individuals interested in learning more about establishing a scholarship fund at the Cleveland Foundation can contact the Advancement team at 216-685-2006 or

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