The Cleveland Foundation Scholarships

Managed by College Now Greater Cleveland


Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, the Cleveland Foundation in partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland offers over 60 scholarships to students from Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, and beyond. These scholarships vary in criteria and scope, and there is something for nearly everyone. By completing the general application, students can be considered for dozens of scholarships. Please note that while the general application covers many scholarships, others (such as corporate/group scholarships, external scholarships, and a small number of specialized scholarships) require a separate application.



General eligibility requirements for the Cleveland Foundation Scholarships include:

– Minimum 2.0 GPA or equivalent GED score – Enrolling/enrolled in an accredited nonprofit educational institution – U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen


To apply, you will need:

– A completed Cleveland Foundation General Application, found here:
– A copy of your most recent academic transcript
– 2023/2024 Student Aid Report (from
– Two letters of recommendation
– Essay/personal statement (see FAQs for details)

We suggest you look carefully at all scholarships in which you are interested, as some may have additional eligibility criteria or application requirements.

Applications for the 2022-23 school year will open on December 15, and the general application deadline is March 15, 2023. Renewal of scholarships firsts awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year or earlier will continue to be administered through the Cleveland Foundation, while renewal of scholarships first awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year will be administered through College Now. Please be sure to check your email regularly for renewal information. For questions about renewal, please reach out to:

For scholarships awarded for 2021-2022 or earlier: [email protected]

For scholarships awarded for 2022-2023: [email protected]