The PC Scholars Program is designed to create a unique support infrastructure for African-American high school students and provide ongoing support in their development as the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. This program works with 10th, 11th and 12th grade African-American high school students from Cleveland area high schools, focusing on leadership, academic achievement, career preparedness and life skills.
Each fall, the PCF works with high school guidance counselors in the Cleveland area, to select a group of sophomores whose GPA’s range from 2.0 – 3.0, have a career interest in business, construction, entrepreneurship, financial services, healthcare, law or manufacturing and a strong desire for achievement. Students are expected to attend all class sessions.
I am expecting to graduate from Tri-C with an Associate degree majoring in Criminal Justice. I am a graduate of the Police Academy and I work as a dispatcher for the North Randall Police Department.
The benefits of being a part of this program are countless. I have gained information on college, high school and life. I have also made connections with amazing people. The funding from The Presidents’ Council Foundation helps me pay for my education that I would not be able to afford. The funding helps me pursue my career and help me influence the lives of other people the way The Presidents’ Council has influenced me.
I graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in May 2013 with an Associates in Exercise Science and currently attend Baldwin Wallace University for Athletic Training & Exercise. I now work as a fitness instructor at Lifetime Fitness.