CSU accepting applications for Central Neighborhood Scholarship

CSU accepting applications for Central Neighborhood Scholarship

Cleveland State University (CSU) is accepting applications for the Central Neighborhood Scholarship until April 21, 2017. Now in its third year, the Central Neighborhood Scholarship Program offers two – four year full tuition scholarships to qualifying recent high school graduates that reside in the Central Neighborhood.

The scholarship will be awarded to two students entering their freshmen year at Cleveland State University in fall 2017. These students will have the opportunity to retain their scholarships up to their senior year in 2021-2022. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete 12 credit hours per semester. It is also expected for them to continue presence in the Central Community through civic engagement.

Cleveland State University campus
Cleveland State University campus

In addition to the scholarship, selected students will receive a mentor and will participate in regular leadership development activities. The scholarship will be awarded to the students that display a clear commitment to their education, promising academic success and embody the spirit of the Central Promise Neighborhood.

Joseph Bowman (New Tech East) and April Willis (John Hay High School of Architecture and Design) were 2016 scholarship recipients. Joseph plans to major in computer engineering and April plans to study Film, Television and Interactive Media.

The scholarship is a result of the collaboration between the university and Central neighborhood and is aimed at increasing higher education opportunities for the neighborhood’s youth. The Central Neighborhood Scholarship is designed to express Cleveland State University’s commitment to community investment and a belief that the institution should have a direct impact on the immediate community. Since it is located in the Central neighborhood, CSU would like to have a particular focus on the residents of the community.

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for a scholarship, students:

  • Must be Citizens of the United States or permanent residents.
  • Must be members of the Central Neighborhood (Proof of Residency (2 Forms) – acceptable Forms: School records, utility bill, voter registration card, any document issued by this State or county, city, or the federal government, housing lease or contract, mortgage statement, property or income tax statement.
  • Must have applied or have been accepted to Cleveland State University and intend to enroll full-time at CSU following high school graduation.
  • Must be graduating from Central Neighborhood’s core high schools by May 2015.
  • Demonstrating superior scholastic ability with a GPA Range: 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale.  Please send official transcript.
  • Submit an essay of no more that 1,500 words that serves as evidence of leadership and involvement, outstanding character, service to community and school).
    • Briefly describe your future plans.
    • Please detail your recent leadership experience.

View and download the scholarship application here: http://bit.ly/2n9VVcd

Read more about the scholarship requirements and expectations here: http://bit.ly/2no7aQ3