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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 scored the semi-finalist written essays to select the 2013 finalists.

Phyllis Seven Harris
Executive Director, LGBT CommunityCenter of Greater Cleveland

Evan Ishida
Sr. Manager, Performance and Learning Consulting, Eaton Corporation

Dan Moulthrop
Curator of Conversation, The Civic Commons

Judge Dan Aaron Polster
Federal Judge, United States District Court of the Northern Ohio District

Monyka S. Price
Chief of Education, Office of Mayor Frank G. Jackson

KauserRazvi
President, Strategic Urban Solutions

Andrew Samtoy
Founder, Cash Mobs
Associate, Dworken and Bernstein

Debra Adams Simmons
Editor, The Plain Dealer

Matt Soble
Grand Prize Winner, Stop the Hate Essay Contest 2009

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