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Scholarship Overview

Say Yes Cleveland provides scholarships up to the value of tuition to:

Eligible

To be eligible for a Say Yes scholarship, students must be continuously enrolled in a CMSD or partnering charter high school, and live continuously within the city of Cleveland, or one of the areas served by CMSD*, from 9th grade through graduation.

*Students who reside in Bratenahl, Linndale, Newburgh Heights, and parts of Brook Park and Garfield Heights assigned to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are also eligible if they meet enrollment requirements.

To learn more details about the opportunity, read the Scholarship FAQ.

For a detailed walk-through of the scholarship process and requirements, download our Scholarship Guidebook.

Goals

The goals of the Say Yes scholarships are to increase education levels of Cleveland residents; boost and retain population in the City of Cleveland; improve college access for middle- and low-income families in Cleveland; and spur economic growth and expansion in Cleveland.

Oversight and Administration

Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is responsible for oversight of the scholarship fund and administration. A list of board members can be found here.

College Now Greater Cleveland has been contracted to administer the Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship program.

Questions

If your question isn’t answered in the FAQ, please reach out to the Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship Hotline, which is administered by College Now Greater Cleveland.

Email: SayYesScholarship@CollegeNowGC.org
Phone: 216.454.5400

Where We Work

States With Private College Partners

Community Chapters

Cohort Chapters

Maine

  • Bates College
  • Bowdoin College
    Bowdoin College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Bowdoin will treat the Say Yes Choice Grant as an outside scholarship that will first be applied to reduce any work in the student’s financial aid package. Contact Bowdoin for details.

  • Colby College

North Carolina

Massachusetts

  • Boston University
    Boston University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.

  • Harvard University
    Harvard University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Harvard for details.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Northeastern University
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Tufts University
    Tufts University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Tufts for details.

  • Wellesley College
    Wellesley College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Wellesley for details.

  • Williams College

Pennsylvania

  • Bucknell University
    Bucknell University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Bucknell University for more information.

  • Drexel University
    Drexel University

    5 Say Yes Scholarships available yearly. Contact Drexel for details.

  • Franklin & Marshall College
    Franklin & Marshall College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Franklin & Marshall for details.

  • Lehigh University
  • Lycoming College
    Lycoming College

    Will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Lycoming for details.

  • Muhlenberg College
  • Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Swarthmore will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.  Contact Swarthmore for details.

  • University of Pennsylvania

California

Minnesota

  • Carleton College
    Carleton College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Carleton for details.

New York

Colorado

  • Colorado College
    Colorado College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Colorado College for details.

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth College
    Dartmouth College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Dartmouth for details.

New Jersey

Washington DC

Connecticut

  • Goodwin College
  • Trinity College
  • Wesleyan University
    Wesleyan University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Wesleyan for details.

  • Yale University

Illinois

Tennessee

  • Rhodes College
    Rhodes College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Rhodes for details.

  • Sewanee – University of the South
    Sewanee – University of the South

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Sewanee for details.

  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Vanderbilt for details.

Texas

  • Rice University
    Rice University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Rice for details.

  • Texas Christian University