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Our Scholarships

College Now has two types of scholarships: Traditional scholarships, for high school students served in schools by College Now advisors enrolling in college for the first time, and Adult Learner scholarships, for students age 19 and older who have discontinued their studies for more than one year and are interested in pursuing a first associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or trade certificate.

College Now raises scholarship dollars from a variety of funders that are directed either to Traditional or Adult

Learner scholarships, based on the donor’s request. College Now staff then matches students to all of the scholarships for which they could be eligible, and individual selections for scholarships awarded are made based on the goal of selecting as many qualified students as possible. To ensure that we can fund as many students as possible, selected students receive one College Now scholarship out of the ones for which they qualified.


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High School Seniors

To be selected to receive a College Now Scholarship, students must attend a high school served by a College Now advisor. Winners are selected based on recommendations by the advisor, and students must meet our criteria for academic performance (high school GPA of 2.5+ and ACT score of 18+) and be Pell-eligible.

Learn more about the schools College Now serves across Greater Cleveland. Talk to your advisor for more information on our scholarships.

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Adult Learners

College Now provides scholarship opportunities to adult students age 19 and above who have taken off one year or more after high school. Eligible adult learners are Pell-eligible and must be pursuing a first bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree or a non-degree certificate or license in a vocational or technical program.

Applicants must complete the application and meet the scholarship criteria for academic performance and financial need. Scholarships are renewable.

Adults from Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit or Trumbull County may apply for the College Now Adult Learner Scholarship.

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Managed Scholarships

In addition, College Now manages scholarship programs for outside organizations and corporations to make scholarship administration easier and more affordable.

For Business

College Now works with organizations to customize programs that best suit their needs, including scholarships for employees’ dependents or students participating in the corporations’ cooperative program. For more information, please contact Robert Durham, at rdurham@collegenowgc.org or call 216.635.0450.

For Students


2019/2020 Adult Learner Program Scholarship

College Now provides scholarship opportunities to adult students age 19 and above who have interrupted their education for one year or more and who are pursuing a non-degree certificate or license in a vocational or technical program, an associate’s degree or first bachelor’s degree.  Deadline: 4/14/2019

2019/2020 Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program

The Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program was created by the City of Cleveland in 2007 to provide scholarship funds to the following individuals:

(1) City employees

(2) Dependents of City employees

(3) High school seniors graduating from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District

(4) High school seniors in the Youth Development Program or involved with the City of Cleveland Department of Recreation.

Deadline: 4/28/2019

2019/2020 Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship

The Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship has been established to provide need based financial assistance for full time undergraduate women under the age of 30, who are residents of Ohio or South Carolina.  Jane Edna Hunter (1881-1971) was an African-American social worker from South Carolina. She established what became known as the Phillis Wheatley Association of Cleveland to help elevate African-American women and children. Deadline: 4/30/2019

2019/2020 Ratner, Miller, Shafran Foundation Scholarship

The Ratner, Miller, Shafran Foundation Scholarship was created to assist students who have maintained a good scholastic record and have financial need who want to continue their education.  Students must be a high school graduate who desires to enroll in an accredited college or university. Student must also have financial need. There are preferred but not required careers/majors: Engineering, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, medicine, Health Careers, Religion, Teaching, and Social Work. Deadline: 5/10/2019




2019/2020 Marcia LaRiche Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for children living in northeast Ohio of a parent who has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), living in the region covered by The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter (geographic region will be provided to College Now each year by The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter). High school seniors, current undergraduate college students or students between the ages of 18 and 25 who are not currently enrolled in college may apply. Grade point average and ACT/SAT test scores will also be taken into consideration during the application evaluation.  Deadline: 6/14/2019

2019/2020 Sherwin-Williams Company Scholarship Program

The Sherwin-Williams Company Scholarship Program demonstrates the Company’s support of education and encourages children of employees to attend the college of their choice. The program provides assistance for high school students graduating in 2019 and entering a Pell eligible four-year U.S. or Canadian college or university.  Deadline: 3/1/2019

2019/2020 Swagelok Advantage Scholarship

The Swagelok Advantage Scholarship demonstrates the company’s support of education and encourages children of associates to attend the college of their choice. The program provides assistance to students 24 years of age or younger, who are dependents of a full-time or part-time Swagelok associate scheduled to work 30 hours or more each week. Deadline: 4/15/2019

College Now Scholarships


College Now offsets the high cost of college tuition by awarding renewable, need-based scholarships to students across Northeast Ohio. Over the last few years, College Now’s scholarship recipients have experienced declining income and resources while postsecondary costs have risen, leaving a wide gap.


College Now seeks to fill the gap:

  • College Now awards $3 million in scholarships every year
  • 1,400 students and adult learners receive a College Now scholarship each year
  • Our scholarships are renewable, should students continue to meet grade and enrollment requirements

Paying for college is a challenge that many students face. In addition to the scholarships offered by College Now, there are many outside scholarships available to help offset the rising costs of college.  We have compiled a database of many of these scholarships to make it easier for students to identify opportunities available to them.  These scholarships have been researched and vetted by our scholarship team to help discern their value and legitimacy.

Please click the button below to begin your search. 

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Scholarship Funders

To give you an idea of the breadth and depth of our scholarship support, below are the donors who currently fund Traditional and Adult Learner scholarships at College Now.