July, 2017
Meet Our New Mentoring Cohort

Next week, we welcome the 2017-18 cohort to the Mentoring Program at our kick-off event. This will be the first opportunity for our recently-matched pairs to meet, so we thought we'd introduce them to you, too!

Thank You to Longstanding Partner, The Reinberger Foundation
For the last decade, The Reinberger Foundation has been a steadfast partner to College Now, supporting our work with adult learners, individuals ages 19 and over, who are pursuing postsecondary education for the first time or seeking to return to school. College Now has grown its work with adults significantly, and The Foundation's commitment has been integral to our success.
Today, with a staff of five, College Now's adult advising team meets adults in our Resource Centers in Tower City in downtown Cleveland and at the Barberton Public Library in Summit County. We also partner with numerous community-based organizations where we deliver our services on-site.
Our work with adults is highly individualized: we help adults explore career options based on passion, demand and earnings; learn how to achieve degrees within the shortest time-frame; secure and maximize financial aid; and select an affordable institution that meets their personal, academic and career goals. Given that postsecondary degree attainment is strikingly low - for example, only 9.8% of the City of Cleveland's population has a bachelor's degree - there is significant opportunity for College Now to assist adults as they seek to improve their lives through obtaining postsecondary credentials.
To that end, College Now's focus aligns squarely with The Reinberger Foundation's mission of, among other things, helping individuals move toward self-sufficiency. Established by Clarence and Louise Reinberger in 1966, The Foundation made its first grants in 1970 and since then has awarded over $110 million primarily to Northeast Ohio organizations focusing on education, human services and the arts. Today, several generations of the Reinberger family serve as trustees and officers of The Foundation.
College Now is grateful for The Reinberger Foundation's leadership and involvement with our work!
Jane D. White Adult Learner Scholarship Application Open
College Now is accepting applications for the Jane D. White Scholarship, which is open to adult learners (25 years and older) who have interrupted their education for more than one year. The Jane D. White Scholarship can be renewed for up to five years (10 semesters), or until the recipient completes his or her degree (whichever occurs first).

Eligible applicants: 
  • Are a resident of one of the following Northeast Ohio Counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit or Trumbull
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Are attending a public or private not-for-profit four-year college or university within a 50-mile radius of the City of Cleveland
  • Demonstrate financial need by qualifying for the Pell Grant
  • Have completed between 25 and 60 earned credit hours
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Are enrolled for at least six credit hours per term
  • Do NOT have a bachelor's degree
To apply:
  • Visit https://goo.gl/2cE19h to complete the online application
  • Write a 300-word essay about your academic and career goals
  • In addition to the application, please submit to College Now
    • Most recent college transcript
    • 2017-18 Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • 2017-18 financial aid award letter from your college
    • Proof of high school graduation or GED certificate
Applications will be accepted through September 15, 2017.

Questions? Contact Scholarship and Financial Aid Specialist Elton Lytle at 216.635.0166 or elytle@collegenowgc.org.

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