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    Ursuline awards full scholarships to five Cleveland students through Say Yes to Education

    June 25, 2019

    Ursuline College has committed to awarding full scholarships to five 2019 graduates of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) high schools as part of the Say Yes to Education compact.

    Each of the five students will receive a scholarship award worth $33,600 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This covers 100% of tuition and general fees.

    “We look forward to welcoming these five students to Ursuline College as part of the class of 2023 and educating them for service, leadership and professional excellence,” said Ursuline College President Sister Christine De Vinne, OSU, PhD. “With Say Yes, we want to provide these students with the resources and human connections that will help them succeed.”

    Ursuline’s inaugural class of Say Yes to Education scholarship students will be enrolling from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, Glenville High School, and Cleveland School of the Arts. The students’ academic interests include nursing, biology/pre-medicine, and art therapy.

    Say Yes to Education is a national non-profit organization that partners with communities to make a college degree affordable and attainable for public high school graduates. Graduates of CMSD high schools who meet residency and other requirements have access to full college scholarships as well as support services to ensure they are prepared to succeed in postsecondary education.

    In January, Cleveland became the nation’s fourth Say Yes to Education community-wide chapter, joining Buffalo and Syracuse in New York, and Guilford County in North Carolina.

    Ursuline joins more than a dozen Northeast Ohio private colleges and universities – and some 118 institutions nationwide – participating in the Say Yes National Higher Education Compact. According to the organization, more than 170,000 public school students in kindergarten through grade 12 currently have access to Say Yes support services and scholarships.

    Say Yes was founded in 1987 by money manager George Weiss, who promised to prepare 112 Philadelphia sixth graders for college, and to pay their college tuition if they graduated high school. Say Yes now helps entire communities make a similar commitment. More than 13,000 public school students since then have gone to two- and four-year institutions as well as certificate-granting programs, with support from Say Yes, its partner communities, and its partner colleges and universities. For more information, visit


    About Ursuline College – Founded in 1871, Ursuline College is an accredited liberal arts college rooted in Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social justice. Ursuline educates students for service, leadership and professional excellence through an array of undergraduate, graduate and degree-completion programs in the liberal arts, nursing, and professional studies. At Ursuline, women-focused undergraduate programs and co-educational graduate and degree-completion programs foster lifelong learning. The College offers 11 sports competing at the NCAA Division II level.