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The Presidents’ Council Scholarship Program: Unlocking access to and through higher education


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PC Scholars: Getting African American students TO and THROUGH college by activating the entrepreneurial mindset of the next generation, growing college graduation among people of color, and the growth of expertise in fields where people of color were historically excluded.

The Presidents’ Council opens doors to success by fostering leadership at all levels and equipping students to think and act like authentic leaders, providing multi-level support to both parents and scholars. We encourage scholars’ fresh perspective on the world as well as the value for diversity and social justice within a whole new global context, serving as cultural mirrors.

The PC Scholars Program consists of two parts:

  • A program designed to assist 10th, 11th, and 12th graders from the Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio area inner high schools to discover and develop business and entrepreneurial skills while ensuring students are prepared to enter higher education and the workforce.
  • A financial scholarship students are eligible to receive after completion of the high school program.

View requirements and apply here:

Our free, three-year high school program begins during the sophomore year and continues until the student completes their senior year of high school. The PC Scholars program welcomes rising high school sophomore, juniors, and seniors with the program meting 2 Saturday’s per month on the campus of our educational partner, Case Western Reserve University, receiving the following benefits:

  • Eligibility for Paid Internships
  • Participation and Exposure to College and Career Fairs
  • ACT and SAT Prep
  • Opportunity to use program experience as an application and resume builder
  • Eligibility for financial support to not only enter, but complete college
    Involvement with one of the most prominent African- American Business Groups

Apply to PC Scholars


2.0 – 3.0 GPA (can be a bit above or below)
Must be a sophomore student in Fall of 2020
Eligible to work in June 2020
Attend 95% of Saturday sessions
Has a high interest in Business or Entrepreneurship

“As part of the most ethnically and gender aware cohort, teens are exposed to more, asked to understand more, and driven to fight for more. It’s only natural that teens are passionate about equality and justice of every kind. They fight for themselves, their friends, their classmates and others they see treated unfairly, whether due to issues of gender, sexuality, race, pay, or environmental.”

-Mary Meehan, Contributor, Forbes Magazine

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You and your organization can make a direct impact and help develop our young scholars’ mind by introducing them to a professional setting and possible career opportunities through various activities.

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