Cleveland State University

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March 1, 2011  |  News Release #14882  |  Contact: Joe Mosbrook, 216.523.7279,

Cleveland State Now Offers $5,100 Scholarships
to All Qualifying Freshmen

Academically competitive freshmen save 30% before any other financial aid

Under a unique new program, Cleveland State University is offering $5,100 in scholarships annually to all incoming freshmen who live in the University's new and renovated student housing and qualify academically.

The Freshmen Scholars program is for new freshmen with a 3.0 GPA and an ACT score of at least 23. The program was expanded this year by $2,100 for freshmen who plan to live in the University's residence halls. The scholarships are renewable for four years for a total of $20,400 - before students apply for any other scholarships, grants or loans.

The program was designed to increase the academic competiveness of incoming freshmen, while growing the University's residential population. Since 2006, CSU has invested nearly $90 million in renovations and new construction for student housing. Also, CSU's freshmen class last fall was the most academically competitive in the University's history, with an average admission test score above the national average.

"We are very excited to offer such a unique and innovative academic scholarship," said CSU assistant vice president of University Marketing and Admissions, Rob Spademan. "Programs like this help make our campus a more vibrant place for all students, and it's raising the overall quality of our academics."

Qualifying freshmen must be admitted to CSU by May 1. SAT scores of at least 1060 also qualify in lieu of the ACT. Students must complete at least 24 credit hours (12 in fall semester and 12 in spring semester) and earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA while at CSU to renew the scholarship.

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About Cleveland State University

Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

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Cleveland State University
Euclid Commons, Room 182
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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Euclid Commons, Room 182
2502 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.2290

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