Say Yes Scholar Program
New Say Yes Scholars, Class of 2020
Current Say Yes Scholar Program Overview
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all Say Yes Scholar Program employees are working remotely and are available to assist our scholars and College colleagues.
Say Yes to Education Cleveland is a scholarship for Cleveland Metropolitan School District Students that meet certain criteria. This scholarship aims to "close the gap" on tuition costs, enabling more students to take advantage of post-secondary education.
The Say Yes experience at Tri-C provides wrap-around services to ensure the success of each Say Yes Scholar. Benefits include:
- One on One Coaching
- Priority (Early) Registration
- FAFSA Assistance
- Say Yes Campus Events
- Up to $1, 000 Tri-C, Say Yes Scholarship
Note: Cuyahoga Community College does not determine eligibility for the Say Yes to Education Scholarship. Visit the Say Yes website to explore eligibility.
Say Yes Scholar Program Eligibility
To participate as a Say Yes Scholar at Tri-C, students must meet the following requirements:
- Eligible for the Say Yes to Education Cleveland Scholarship
- CMSD Graduate
- Full time enrollment status (12 credits or more per term)
- Eligible to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each term
- Participation in Say Yes sponsored programming and coaching
Say Yes Scholar Coaching
Phone calls, email exchanges, and Zoom sessions will replace in-person appointments.
1 on 1 coaching sessions are available by appointment via Zoom video conferencing. Say Yes Coaches have sent communications to scholars with information on our remote availability and instructions for scheduling appointments via Zoom. Invites to join Zoom appointments are sent by the Say Yes Coach to the student’s email account a day before the scheduled appointment. For those students who do not have access to a computer to effectively use Zoom, they will have the option to schedule an appointment via phone at the Coach’s earliest availability.
Technology Access- If you are in need of technology (laptop, Wi-Fi, etc.) resources to be able to fully participate in online classes, please contact your Say Yes coach via email, phone call, or text.
CARES Act Emergency Funds - With funds provided by the U.S. Department of Education to support students impacted by the COVID-19 emergency, the CARES Act Student Emergency Fund will award dollars to students whose studies at Tri-C were disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How do I apply?
Contact the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office via Live Chat, calling 216-987-6000, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to determine eligibility.FAQ: https://www.tri-c.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid-and-scholarships/documents/cares-act-funds-faqs.pdf
Tutoring- All tutoring services are FREE of charge to Tri-C students for the courses in which they are currently enrolled. To minimize possible transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) tutoring sessions are conducted virtually. https://www.tri-c.edu/tutoring/index.html