The Cotillion Society’s Education Fund is one of the unique features of our organization and probably the one of which we are all most proud. Established in 1963, the Fund fulfills an important aspect of the Society’s mission by providing scholarship grants to deserving students in the greater Cleveland area headed to area colleges who exhibit both academic excellence and financial need. CSC families contribute to the fund annually as part of their dues.
As of February, 2017, the Women's Committee and Cotillion's social organization has closed its operations. The sustaining members and Board of Governors will continue to be responsible for the operation and disbursement of the Education Fund.
We currently provide $2000 annual grants to nine students: renewable for four years as long as the student maintains his or her academic standing. Scholarship candidates must be residents of the Greater Cleveland area and plan to attend an accredited college in Ohio. Among the colleges our grant students attend are: Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Ursuline College, Ashland University, Ohio Northern University, Miami University and University of Cincinnati. Since its inception, the Cotillion Society of Cleveland Education Fund has awarded scholarships worth over $978,000 serving more than 200 northeast Ohio students realize their goal of attending college.
Our Education Fund Committee, comprised of Cotillion Sustaining Members, is responsible for selecting qualified candidates from applications submitted by financial aid offices of participating area colleges. Committee members not only choose the grant recipients, but keep in touch with them through their four collegiate years through cards and letters. Involvement in the Education Fund Committee is not only tremendously rewarding, but is a wonderful way to stay connected with the organization once your child has completed their time in Cotillion.
Senior High School students interested in our Scholarship must contact their college's financial aid office.
Financial Aid Officers may contact our Education Fund Committee Chair, for more information.