Sign up to be a Say Yes mentor!

Having a mentor is proven to make a difference, especially for first-generation college students like most of our Say Yes Cleveland scholars. Every Say Yes scholar is paired with a local mentor, and we need YOU to sign up to help a Class of 2021 student. Mentoring is easy, it's virtual - and it is crucial for the success of our scholars.


Everything current seniors need to know to get their scholarship!

Remote Operation

We're operating remotely due to COVID-19. For all of our remote contact info, click here...

Contribute to Say Yes Scholarships or Support Services

Help us ensure that the next 25 years of Cleveland public schools students can benefit from both Say Yes support services and postsecondary scholarships.

Coronavirus Policy Update for the Classes of 2019 & 2020

As scholarship recipients are impacted by the Coronavirus, Say Yes Cleveland has updated specific policies to help meet the needs of the Classes of 2019 and 2020.

Say Yes Cleveland 2020: Year in Review

Say Yes 2020 Report

2020 was a year of growth, resilience, and adaptation for Say Yes Cleveland.

Learn all about it in our 2020 Report. 

What is Say Yes Cleveland?

Tuition Scholarships

Say Yes Cleveland scholarships apply to tuition after federal and state grants, and can be used at all public universities, community colleges, and Pell-eligible certificate programs in Ohio – as well as over 115 private colleges and universities in Ohio and across the nation. To be eligible, students must live within CMSD boundaries, and attend a CMSD or parter charter high school from 9th grade through graduation. Say Yes Cleveland scholarships cannot be used for any non-tuition expenses, such as housing or books.

Scholarship Hotline

For any questions about Say Yes Cleveland scholarships, contact our Scholarship Hotline, administered by College Now Greater Cleveland.

Support Services

A student’s success is the result of many academic, social-emotional, and health-and-wellness factors. To address the diverse range of supports needed by students, from pre-K through 12th grade, to succeed, Say Yes Cleveland is working to better identify and connect individual students to those services.

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes Cleveland? We invite you to reach out to learn more about how you can get involved.