Ursuline College awarded full scholarships to five 2019 graduates of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools as part of the Say Yes to Education Compact. Each student will receive a $33,600 scholarship that will cover 100% of tuition and fees for the 2019-20 school year. This is the first time Ursuline has provided these scholarships.

“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. “With Say Yes, we want to provide these students with the resources and human connections that will help them succeed.”

Say Yes to Education is a national nonprofit organization that offers free tuition to more than 140 partnering universities and has put more than 5,300 students through college. Graduates of CMSD high schools who meet requirements gain access to full college scholarships and support services to ensure academic success. 

Say Yes Founder George Weiss is the son of Jewish immigrants who fled the Nazis in 1939 and settled in Brookline, Mass. Weiss attended University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he “discovered his philanthropic inspiration.” Weiss founded the organization in 1987 by promising to prepare 112 Philadelphia sixth graders for college and pay their tuition if they graduated high school. 

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