Monday, April 07, 2008

Mayor Frank G. Jackson Student Scholarship Program

April 3, 2008

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

Improving the quality of life for all residents has been the driving force behind the goals

I have set for my administration. The key to this effort is to ensure that all of our children have access to a high quality education. In a society that has transformed from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, education becomes the gateway to opportunity. As such, the Mayor Frank G. Jackson Student Scholarship Program has been established to support Cleveland Metropolitan School District students who are interested in pursuing a college education.

Beginning in 2008, we will offer Cleveland Metropolitan School District students an opportunity to apply for one of the following scholarships:

§ Sixteen $2,500.00 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors, currently attending a Cleveland Metropolitan District High School, who will enter into their first year of enrollment at a post-secondary institution (two-year college, four-year college or university).

§ One $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be attending a Historically Black College.

You must apply on line at

Certified Transcripts may be sent to:

United Negro College Fund

8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive

P.O. Box 10444

Fairfax, Virginia 22031-8044

Attention: Danielle Shelton

The deadline for completion of applications is Friday, May 2, 2008. All applicants will be notified of scholarship award decisions by May 23, 2008. For more information, contact Monyka Price, Chief of Education at 216-420-8087.


Mayor Frank G. Jackson

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