The Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation is giving $250,000 to endow a scholarship fund at Cincinnati State for low-income students.
“Many of our students face multiple challenges that go beyond academics, and financial need is at the top of the list,” said Mark Walton, chair of the Cincinnati State board of trustees. “We’re incredibly grateful to the Schott Foundation for honoring Mrs. Schott’s devotion to education through this gift that will change lives.”
Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, have selected a career path and have achieved impressive academic progress during their first or second semesters.
One of the college’s major goals is to help more promising, low-income students stay in college and earn certificates or degrees.
Money is too often a barrier to academic achievement for such students, said Dr. Monica Posey, interim president of Cincinnati State.