Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, the Cleveland Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to eligible applicants. Many scholarships are available, with some awarding amounts up to $5,000.
These scholarships have varied and diverse criteria. While most are for graduating seniors attending institutions of higher education, others enable individuals to pursue professional and personal development opportunities.
Please note the following universal eligibility criteria:
Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident with permanent resident card
Must be attending an accredited educational institution
Must reside in Cuyahoga, Lake, or Geauga counties (unless otherwise noted).
If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund through the Cleveland Foundation, please call our Gift Planning and Donor Relations team at 216-861-3810.
You may also contribute online to an existing Cleveland Foundation scholarship fund.
Interested in applying for a scholarship?
We strongly encourage you to browse descriptions of the Cleveland Foundation’s various scholarship funds or use our scholarship search application. Contained within each scholarship description are instructions for applying.
You can apply for several – though not all – of our scholarships by downloading and filling out our scholarship form.
Note: As a first step to applying for most scholarships that require evidence of financial need, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form should be filed. For information, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov .