When’s the Best Time to Look for Scholarships? NOW!

Have a child headed to college in the fall?  Thinking about heading back to school? In need of a little support for your education for 2016-2017?   It’s time to think about scholarships!

“You need to be looking now,” says Stacy Watts, Director of the Resource Center at College Now Greater Cleveland. “Whether you’re a high school senior or already enrolled, it’s time.”

Yes, we know the new year is barely upon us, but many foundations and other scholarship sources only accept applications for fall 2016 early in the year.  By the time spring or summer rolls around, much of that money is already awarded.  At the Foundation Center, we feel terrible when a scholarship seeker for the fall turns up in July.  It’s generally much too late by then.

The Cleveland Foundation’s Program Officer for Scholarships, Marvelous Ray Baker, puts it this way:  “Life can be so much better if you maximize your educational opportunities.  Compete for a scholarship through the Cleveland Foundation.”

Listen to Marvelous.  The Foundation Center has a number of great free classes on scholarship seeking coming up throughout Northeast Ohio.  Click the links to sign up today!

•             Wednesday, January 13th, 11:30am – 1:00pm* at the Foundation Center, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600, Cleveland, OH

•             Saturday, January 30th, 10:00 – 11:30am at Cleveland Heights – University Heights Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 

•             Monday, February 1, 7:00 – 8:30pm*at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Independence Branch, 6361 Selig Drive, Independence, OH 

•             Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 – 8:30pm*at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 

*Those marked with an asterisk will also feature a presentation by Stacy Watts of College Now.

David Holmes 

Cleveland Lead, Foundation Center