Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

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Scholarships

NEW! COSHP Dean’s Scholarship in Memory of Jean and Ken Bond

The scholarship shall award up to $3,000 per year toward tuition and fees for a student meeting the following criteria:

  1. The recipient must be an incoming freshman for the 2018-19 academic year, directly admitted into the College of Sciences and Health Professions (COSHP) and enrolled full-time for the Fall and Spring semesters.
     
  2. The recipient must have a minimum ACT composite score of 23 (or SAT equivalent).
     
  3. The recipient must complete a FAFSA, demonstrating some level of financial need.
     
  4. The recipient must complete an essay on their desire to pursue a science major and career.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years, provided that the recipient maintains a COSHP major and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8, and completes a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year.

Applications must be completed by 11:59pm on Sunday, August 5th.  The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the start of the Fall 2018 semester.

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Applications for the 2019-20 academic year will become available in Spring 2019. Each year, the application deadline for all awards listed below is 11:59pm on May 1st.

DiCorleto Family Endowed Scholarship

  • For undergraduate students in the College of Sciences and Health Professions who are playing a varsity sport.
  • Preference will be given to students who are graduates of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Award is renewable.

General Electric Scholars

The GE Scholarship Program is made possible through a gift from General Electric Company. Each year, a minimum of 5 students will be selected as GE Scholars. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled at CSU as full-time undergraduate students, with a class status of rising sophomore, junior or senior;
  2. Applicants must demonstrate financial need;
  3. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA at or above 3.0;
  4. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic “How do you plan to use your STEM education at Cleveland State University to improve the human condition locally, nationally and/or globally?”

Preference will be given to applicants who are graduates of MC2STEM High School and are majoring in a STEM program at Cleveland State (or MC2STEM graduates majoring in non-STEM programs at Cleveland State, if there are insufficient candidates in STEM programs). Students majoring in STEM programs at Cleveland State who are graduates of any school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are also encouraged to apply.

This scholarship is renewable by re-application, with preference given to current GE Scholars (with consideration to class standing and program of study) and GE Scholars who have completed an internship or co-op with GE.

The Hopkins Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • ​Applicants must be currently enrolled at Cleveland State University.
  • Preference will be given to students studying psychology or pre-veterinary medicine, or those who intend to pursue a career in veterinary medicine or animal welfare.
  • This scholarship is intended to be the financial support students need to work less.

Irene Frangos Endowed Scholarship

  • For students who are undergraduate majors within the College of Sciences and Health Professions, with demonstrated academic achievement, proven financial need, and great promise for successfully completing their baccalaureate degree
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in medical research, biomedical research, or some related field that has a focus in the research of the cause and cure of leukemia or cancer in general.

John and Florence Vitullo Endowed Scholarship

  • For students who are undergraduate majors within the College of Sciences and Health Professions, with demonstrated financial need.
  • Award is renewable.

The Josephine E. Lesh and Bessie H. Laurie Endowed Scholarship 

  • One scholarship provided annually to an undergraduate within the College of Sciences and Health Professions.  Recipient must be a junior or senior-level student in good standing with the university, and must have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Award is renewable.

The Kurt and Tammie Packer Scholarship in Health

A scholarship is awarded annually to junior or senior-level student with a declared major in a health-related field within the College of Sciences and Health Professions.  Recipients must also demonstrate academic success and financial need.

Leah S. Gary Endowed Scholarship

  • For students who are undergraduate majors within the College of Sciences and Health Professions, with preference for those with demonstrated financial need
  • Preference shall also be given to a student from the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, or socially and economically disadvantaged students.
  • Award is renewable.

Sersig/Brandt Family Endowed Scholarship

  • For students pursuing a major leading to a career in biological or health sciences, or in teaching science.
  • Preference will be given to students  who are juniors or seniors based upon academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Students majoring in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or Speech and Hearing are not preferred candidates.
  • Award is renewable.