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Five Cleveland-area students were awarded full scholarships to John Carroll University this week through a partnership with Say Yes to Education and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The students represent four CMSD high schools and will pursue a variety of majors:
  • D’Ari Angel Ajae Reed, Cleveland School of Science & Medicine; Biology
  • Kamal Acharya, Cleveland School of Science & Medicine; Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Quartez D’Angelo Lamont Heard, Ginn Academy; Management and Human Resources
  • Gwendolyn Jenkins, James F. Rhodes High School; Undecided
  • Jasmin Lily Rivera, John Marshall School of Civic and Business Leadership; Undecided
“John Carroll University is proud to welcome the inaugural class of Say Yes to Education scholarship students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District,” said Stephanie Levenson, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “We look forward to educating these students and providing the platform for them to become future leaders across our shared community.” Each student will receive a four-year academic scholarship including all mandatory fees. Say Yes to Education, a leading, national nonprofit organization that partners with communities around the goal of making a college degree affordable and attainable for every public high school graduate, selected Cleveland, Ohio, as its next community chapter in January. Cleveland joined Buffalo and Syracuse in New York, and Guilford County (Greensboro-High Point) in North Carolina in committing to make college and other postsecondary scholarships accessible to all eligible public high school graduates for years to come. Through the partnership with Say Yes to Education, graduates of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District who meet residency and other requirements will have access to scholarships (up to the value of tuition and mandatory fees) to John Carroll University and dozens of private colleges and universities around the nation, as well as to in-state public colleges and universities (and industry-recognized credentialing programs) across Ohio. In addition to providing scholarships, John Carroll University and the other partner colleges and universities in the Say Yes National Higher Education Compact stand with Say Yes and its partners in creating a college-going culture in communities whose young people have been historically underrepresented at the nation’s higher education institutions.