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County Council Invites Participation in Work Session on County Resident Scholarship Program Tuesday September 13 at 4:00 p.m.



Media Contact:  
Joseph Nanni  216-698-2520     

Cuyahoga County, Ohio – Cuyahoga County Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. to address the Charter provision calling for a program to provide post-secondary educational assistance for county residents.  The Charter authorizes the County Council to:  

establish and provide for the administration of a program to provide scholarships, loans, grants and other forms of financial assistance for residents of the County that will enable them to participate in post-secondary education, including vocational education and job training and retraining; for the funding of the program from money determined to be saved by the operation of the County government under this Charter and from other funds of the County, including gifts, grants and donations received for such purpose; and for the conditions for eligibility for participation in the program by individuals and educational institutions.  

A panel of community partners will discuss the area’s current initiatives and funding sources and suggest how the county might structure a program.   Panelists include:  


The work session will be held in the County Council Chambers on the first floor of the Justice Center, prior to Council’s regular meeting.  All sessions are open to the public, with time provided for public comment.  

RELATED SURVEY:  County Council also invites the opinion of Cuyahoga County residents about the structure and focus of the county educational assistance program. A survey is available at  You may also link to the survey from Council’s Facebook page.  Topics surveyed include:  

   Due to the filming of the movie I, Alex Cross, parts of Ontario and Lakeside may be blocked to traffic on Tuesday, September 13.   The Huntington Garage is open at the West 3rd  entrance only.  Please allow additional time for travel to and from the September 13 Council Work Session and Meeting.