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for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

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The 2020 contest is now closed. To learn more about the annual scholarship contest, please contact program manager, Ben Becker at 216-593-0577 or

Appreciation to the distinguished judges who read and scored
each written essay to select ten 2009-2010 Scholarship Finalists.

Barbara Byrd Bennett
Executive-in-Residence, Cleveland State University

Rabbi Edward C. Bernstein
President, Greater Cleveland
Board of Rabbis

Sharon Broussard
Education Writer, The Plain Dealer

J. Colleen Brown
Community Outreach Specialist, FBI – Cleveland Office

The Honorable Armond Budish
Speaker of the House, State of Ohio

Leonard Calabrese
President, Catholic Community Connection

Councilman Joe Cimperman
City of Cleveland

Paul Dolan
President, Cleveland Indians

Danny Ferry
General Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers

Peggy Zone Fisher
President and CEO, The Diversity Center

Andres Gonzales
Director, Office of Diversity, Cleveland Clinic

Reverend Mark Hollingsworth
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio

Mika Major
Director of Programs, LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

Jimmy Malone
Radio Personality, WMJI

The Honorable Josh Mandel
Representative, State of Ohio

Dr. Patricia Mintz
Vice President for Student Success, Cuyahoga Community College

Earl Pike
CEO, AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland

Judge Dan Polster
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Barbara Robinson
Chairman Emeritus, Ohio Arts Council;
Chairman, Arts Midwest

Mark A. Shapiro
General Manager, Cleveland Indians

The Honorable Louis Stokes
Former United States Congressman

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