Financial Aid Office

CSU Central Neighborhood Scholarship

Amount: Full in-state tuition for up to four years.

Criteria:  Must be a new incoming freshman for the upcoming fall semester, be a member of the Central Neighborhood and graduating from a Central Neighborhood core high school with a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA, have been accepted to Cleveland State University and intend to enroll full-time at CSU following high school graduation.  A separate application is required along with a personal essay of no more than 1,500 words that serves as evidence of leadership and involvement, outstanding character as well as service to your community and school. To apply and for additional information visit the Central Neighborhood Scholarship website:

Number of Awards: 2

  • Renewable: Yes, scholarships are for up to four (4) years maximum provided students maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, satisfactorily complete at least 12 credit hours per semester and meet all other program requirements.
  • Contact: Please contact CSU’s Office of Civic Engagement for more information: 216-687-9229.