Sponsor a Student Scholarship


Would you like to:

  • Support Northeast Ohio?

  • Develop a Scholarship for Students?

  • Collect a database of qualified students to fill future positions and/or internships?

  • Have LEAF manage this process for you?


Click HERE to Sponsor a ScholarshipDonate to LEAF

Who is LEAF?

Established as a 501(c)(3) in 1990 by a small group of concerned community leaders, LEAF has been serving the students and parents of Northeast Ohio for more than 30 years. Advisors provide services in high schools, virtually, and at LEAF’s office.

LEAF provides information, inspiration, and motivation for students to navigate the education process beyond high school.

LEAF provides college access services to Northeast Ohio residents, and families at the high schools with which we contract our service that are interested in enrolling in four-year universities, community colleges, and career technical programs.

LEAF Programs

  • Financial Aid Advising and Resources
  • College Advising and Resources
  • Scholarship Research Services
  • LEAF, Community, Foundation, and Corporation Scholarships
  • The Umbrella Fine Arts/Engineering Project

Scholarship Process

Define your own parameters:

  • Determine scholarship amount
  • Define purpose
  • Specify qualifications
  • Set application criteria
  • Define Scholarship Review Committee
  • Set up when and how funds will be distributed
  • Choose Awardee
  • Acknowledge Recipient

LEAF Scholarship Administration

No stress, LEAF will manage your scholarship for you:

  • 15% of the total scholarship amount
  • $100 start up fee

Please allow a few of our Class of 2021 students to speak on our behalf…

Leah LaVerde

Kirtland High School, Class of 2021
The Ohio State University
Field of Study: Neuroscience/Pre-Medicine

“LEAF helped me realize that when taking on my educational goals, it is very important to look for the resources and assistance available to me in financial advisors, scholarship programs, and so much more.”


Kayla O’Donnell

Mentor High School, Class of 2021
Miami University
Field of Study: Psychology

“LEAF has helped me since the beginning of high school to stay on track with my academic experience. Whether it’s taking the ACT or filing my FAFSA, I know LEAF resources are available to help me accomplish what I need.  I am grateful to have more support, guidance, and assistance for these significant steps in my life.” 

Special Events

Umbrella Fine Arts Event

Lighthouse Advisers President,
Mr. Morris W. Beverage, III

LEAF Executive Director,
Dr. Trista S. Warren

Lighthouse Choice Award
Scholarship Recipient, Pauline Forman
Madison High School
Umbrella Re-lacing Roots


Umbrella Project Engineering Division

Students evaluate criteria and constraints, brainstorm and sketch options, design a prototype within a prescribed budget, build and test the prototype, pass a safety inspection and implement their design with maintenance employees at the Great Lakes Mall. This real-life problem based engineering project where students design the solution.

Scholarship Recipients: Rachel Herman & Adara Tsirlin

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Become a LEAF Scholarship Sponsor today!

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