Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship

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Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship

Award Amount: $5000

Number of Awards: 2

Deadline: October 01 2017

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Cleveland Browns Foundation, in partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland, has made it their mission to help local high-school students pursue their dreams of a college education through the Marion Motley Scholarship Program.The Scholarship Program is an exciting opportunity for a motivated student whose long-term career goal could include working in education or for a professional sports organization in any of a variety of capacities. The program is open to high school seniors graduating in 2018 who plan to major in areas that could lead to a career working in education or for a professional sports organization.

Host Institution:

The Cleveland Browns Foundation is dedicated to a solution-based, holistic approach to ensure Northeast Ohio youth receive the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success. The Cleveland Browns Foundation established in 1999.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in 2018 who plan to major in areas that could lead to a career working in education or for a professional sports organization, such as but not limited to: accounting, business, communications, event management, exercise science, finance, graphics, design, human resources, information technology, journalism, kinesiology, marketing/advertising, public relations, or sports management.
  • Students must be enrolled in a high school located in Northeast Ohio, on track to graduate at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, and planning to enroll in a two-year or four-year college in 2018 in order to apply.
  • They also must meet the following minimum qualifications: 2.5 cumulative grade point average through junior year in high school, 18 ACT or 860 SAT (highest math and highest verbal) and meet the College Now income guidelines as follows:
  1. Size of Family Unit – AGI
  2. $36,180
  3. $48,720
  4. $61,260
  5. $73,800
  6. $86,340
  7. $98,880
  8. $111,420
  9. $123,960

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the 2017 Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship, the applicant must submit an online application through the given link: https://www.collegenowgc.org/find-scholarships/ or https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/39116-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland

Supporting Documents:

  • Copy of high school transcript showing cumulative grade point average through the end of junior year (Note: senior year grades will be required before final selections are made)
  • Copy of SAT or ACT scores (Note: scores on an official high school transcript are acceptable, but copies of the report from the testing agency are preferred. (Only test scores through September 2016 will be accepted)
  • Copy of 2016 tax forms for student, Parent 1 (mother/father/stepparent) & Parent 2 (mother/father/stepparent); either 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. If taxes were not filed, copies of 2016 W-2 form(s) or letter stating no income earned in 2016 required. (Note: a copy of the 2017/2018 FAFSA will be required before selections will be finalized)
  • Essays (two are required, questions on application)
  • Extracurricular resume or list of activities
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor who knows you well

Award Description:

  • The Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now annually seek two deserving students who are on track to graduate from high school in 2018 to receive four-year, renewable scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per year(Total $5,000).
  • Now in its tenth year, the partnership between the Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now has awarded more than $240,000 of scholarship funds to 24 students.
  • Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an individual interview at the College Now Greater Cleveland Resource Center (50 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113).
  • Finalists may be asked to participate in the second interview with the location to be disclosed at a later date.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/foundation/programs/marion-motley.html

Contact Information:

For more information, please Robert Durham, at rdurham-at-collegenowgc.org or call 216.635.0450.