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Changes to the Marvin Lewis Scholarship Fund




As you know, the Marvin Lewis Community Fund has been awarding scholarships annually since 2005. The 2017 recipients will be the final class of scholars for the Fund. Because of changes within the organization, we regret that no further scholarships will be awarded.

Barbara Dundee, Executive Director, will be retiring at the end of June and Natalie Anderson, currently the Director of Programs, will be assuming the role of Executive Director. Scholarships were primarily funded by the Marvin Lewis Golf Classic, which will not be held this year due to a reduction in staff and resources. Therefore, the decision was made to end the Scholarship Fund, while continuing to support all of our current scholars until the last cohort graduates in 2021.

The Fund will continue to realize its mission of empowering youth education through the Learning Is Cool program, which rewards “A” Honor Roll performance for over 31,000 students in four urban, public school districts.

We are enormously proud of all the bright students we have helped fulfill their dream of attending college, and are grateful for the support we have received throughout the Scholarship Fund’s existence. Thanks to our generous donors, the scholarships have helped lighten the financial burden for 84 students and have given them access to the educational opportunities they needed to become our future leaders and influencers. Many are already making an impact in their communities and we know they are destined for success, wherever their paths may take them.

If you are a high school senior looking for scholarship opportunities, please visit the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation at https://www.cincinnatischolarshipfoundation.org/ for information on many other scholarship possibilities.



The 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Briana Bolser graduated from Fairfield High School.
She is attending Olivet Nazarene University majoring in Education.


Nathan Gurley graduated from Kings High School.
He is attending Miami University majoring in Computer Science & Engineering.

Orchid Wang graduated from Sycamore High School.
She is attending Ohio State University majoring in Data Analytics.

McKenna Killion graduated from Mason High School.
She is attending Duquesne University majoring in Occupational Therapy.

Bailey Jackson graduated from Kings High School.
She is attending Florida State University majoring in Nursing.

Alison Alvarado-Reyes graduated from Dixie Heights & Biological Sciences Academy.
She is attending UCLA majoring in Biomedical Sciences & Mathematics.

Evan Warner graduated from Kings High School.
He is attending University of Cincinnati majoring in Nursing.
Fortune Uzo-Ngerem graduated from Mt. Healthy High School.
She is attending University of Akron majoring in Biological Science.