The award is to be granted to a Cleveland Heights High School graduating senior who exemplifies Betty’s and Jackie’s spirit of volunteerism and their devotion to civic engagement.
Betty Nelson was a long-time Cleveland Heights resident who supported the community and the CH-UH school district. Among other things, she was active with the Committee to Improve Community Relations, Heights Community Congress, and Reaching Heights. Betty’s daughter, Jackie Johnson, was also devoted to the community and was an active parent volunteer in the school district.
Similar to the “Tiger Fund for Graduating Seniors” this new scholarship award may be used by students accepted by and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution for industry-specific certification, associate or bachelor’s degree, or combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. Criteria for distribution will include attendance at Cleveland Heights High School for at least two years, including senior year, and overall Heights performance. Selection may also include a preference for a student who has attended elementary and/or middle school in the CH-UH district.
Financial need is not a requisite for this award.