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Howley Foundation partners with CSU to help more students attend college and graduate

An innovative new partnership with The Howley Foundation will allow economically disadvantaged students from select Northeast Ohio high schools to successfully pursue and complete a college degree at Cleveland State University. 

Under the program, The Howley Foundation and CSU will provide qualified graduates of Saint Martin de Porres, Benedictine and Villa Angela-St. Joseph high schools up to $11,000 annually in scholarship support. The foundation expects to expand this program to other high schools in the future. The funding is designed to help students pay for tuition and room and board not covered by financial aid or other scholarships. This type of “gap funding” is often the difference maker for students —  ensuring they can attend college. 

“Our goal is to make higher education more accessible and affordable for economically disadvantaged students,” said PJ Reindel, executive director of The Howley Foundation. “We want to make sure that they have the resources and support they need to not only get to college, but through college and on to meaningful careers.” 

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