Harvey seniors joined Jimmy Malone in the James Dillard Board room for a very informative luncheon. While students enjoyed lunch, he started interacting with the students asking them if they knew what college they were attending next year and if they had already started applying for scholarships. He advised them to apply for scholarships early and of any size because every little helps.
Jimmy also gave some social tips to the high school seniors like being open minded, learning how to network and cleaning up their social media, "sometimes scholarship committees and employers look at social media to deciding who to award the scholarship or who to hire" he said.
"Graduate with as little debt as possible!" he said, stressing the topic of affordability. "LEAF Advisors and Harvey guidance counselors are here to help."
Jimmy is very supportive of higher education and goes around to high schools around in Cuyahoga, Lake, Medina, Summit and Lorain county to talk to them about college affordability and scholarships. This year, he picked Harvey because one of the 25 students who attended the luncheon will be one of the recipient of The Malone Scholarship Fund.
Thank you to Stephanie Kubec from LEAF Ohio and Harvey High School guidance counselors for arranging this event.
More about LEAF-Ohio:
Established in 1990 as a 501(c)3, LEAF has grown from a small organization that provided services to only a few hundred students to one that provides services to over 14,000 public school students every school year in Lake County, Geauga County and surrounding areas.
LEAF began when six concerned community leaders recognized the need to increase the rate of Lake County students attending college by providing crucial information about the college application and financial aid process to the community and local high schools.
More about Jimmy Malone:
Jimmy Malone is graduate of Shaker Heights High School and Ohio University. Jimmy is a radio personality and stand-up comedian currently hosting the Nolan, Malone, and Kullik Show on WMJI in Cleveland. He and his wife April created The Malone scholarship in 1993. It is managed by College Now Greater Cleveland (501(c)3).
More about The Malone Scholarship Fund:
The college scholarships are awarded to students with financial need who have a positive outlook on life; and who have been accepted at an accredited college. With the support of generous donors and sponsors, 52 students were awarded the scholarship in 2015. To date, over 165 students have received the scholarship. The Malones are very proud of the diverse group of students who receive the 4 year scholarships.The scholarship is available to students who graduate from high schools in Cuyahoga, Lake, Medina, Summit and Lorain county.
In addition to financial support, Jimmy & April spend a great deal of time mentoring and supporting their students. Campus visits, frequent phone calls, texts and e-mails are a big part of the scholarship program. The Malone scholars have a graduation rate of approximately 90% and the majority of their students graduate on time.