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

Know a student super excited about Math? Apply for CSU Math Corps Super Saturdays

Know a student super excited about Math? Apply for CSU Math Corps Super Saturdays

The 2017 Math Corps Super Saturday Program will be held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, 9 AM-12:30PM, Saturdays, January 21-March 11, 2017.

The Math Corps Cleveland is a combined academic and mentoring program that brings middle and high school students from the greater Cleveland area together, with college students, to learn mathematics from each other, as well as to interact with professional mathematicians in a university setting.

Photo courtesy of CSU Math Corps website
Photo courtesy of CSU Math Corps website

The Super Saturday Program is part of the Math Corps that serves as a complement to the summer camp. In addition to participating in grade-level and advanced studies in Mathematics, the students receive preliminary training designed to prepare them to fill the role of high school Teaching Assistant for the Math Corps Summer Programs.

The Super Saturday Program is free of charge for all students. Teaching Assistants participate as volunteers and receive a problem-solving workshop that prepares them to maximize their performance on the Mathematics portion of the ACT college placement exam.

While priority is given to former summer camp participants, Math Corps welcome new members of the family.

To be eligible for the 2017 Math Corps Super Saturday Program, students must be:

1. Currently in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade (10th – 12th grade for high school Teaching Assistantships)

2. Currently enrolled in a school in the greater Cleveland area

3. Committed to the goal of excelling in mathematics and willing to work hard to achieve that goal

4. Willing and able to exercise behavior appropriate to a university program

Tuition is free for all students thanks to funding from our generous donors.

If you are interested, apply online here: https://mathcorpscsu.typeform.com/to/i3epO8.

The Math Corps is based on the dream of creating a self-perpetuating corps of students from middle school through college, who excel academically, hold values that breed success in general, and who, through strong mentoring relationships, pass their knowledge and their values on to younger students, who in turn do the same.

In a world where the dreams of children are so often unfulfilled or not even encouraged, and where the obstacles to success are so daunting, the Math Corps has, from the beginning, been about making a difference and changing lives. At its core, the Math Corps is about a very simple but unwavering belief that all children have a unique and special greatness within them, and that through hard work and a commitment to excellence, as well as with the support of a caring community, this greatness can be realized.

Students Benefit from Reading, Volunteers

In Promise Neighborhood education news, 160 first and second graders in Cleveland Central are participating in the Read and Ride program. Students read books, write reports and are entered to win one of 12 bikes at the end of the year. Keep up the great reading!

Welcome to medical students from NEOMED at Cleveland State University who are studying to work in urban-city medicine. After a recent tour of the Promise Neighborhood, they now are tutoring middle school students in Central Cleveland.