The Cleveland Browns Foundation, in partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland, continues its mission of providing necessary tools and resources for educational success by annually offering the Marion Motley Scholarship to deserving local high school students.
The Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for a motivated student whose long-term career goal could include working in education or for a professional sports organization in any of a variety of capacities.
The Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now annually seek two deserving students who are on track to graduate from high school to receive four-year, renewable scholarships in the amount of $2,500 per year. Now in its eleventh year, the partnership between the Cleveland Browns Foundation and College Now has awarded more than 220,000 of scholarship funds to 23 students.
Selected from over 350 applicants, Aiyana Green from John Hay High School and Anthony Harris from Whitney Young High School each were awarded a four-year renewable scholarship totaling $10,000 prior to the Browns vs. Bengals game at FirstEnergy Stadium. The two 2016 recipients and their families were surprised during what they thought was a second round interview at the Browns Training Facility in Berea. Watch the surprise announcement from Cleveland Browns OL Joe Thomas here.
The Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship was named after one of the Browns’ 16 Pro Football Hall of Famers, former halfback Marion Motley. One of the first African-Americans to integrate professional football in 1946, Motley overcame many obstacles on his way to 3,024 yards and 31 touchdowns in four championship seasons in the AAFC, and another 1,688 yards and eight touchdowns in five years in the NFL. Motley was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968 and the Cleveland Browns’ Ring of Honor in 2010.
Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to major in areas that could lead to a career working in education or for a professional sports organization, such as but not limited to: accounting, business, communications, event management, exercise science, finance, graphic, design, human resources, information technology, journalism, kinesiology, marketing/advertising, public relations, or sports management.
To apply for the 2017 Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship, click here.
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