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CCS Class of 2020 I Know I Can Founders' Scholarship Recipients Announced

I Know I Can Scholarships

June 25, 2020 -- Congratulations to the Columbus City Schools (CCS) Class of 2020 I Know I Can Founders’ Scholarship recipients! Nineteen CCS graduates will head off to college this Fall with financial support from I Know I Can, the only college access program in Columbus. These impressive Founders’ scholarships are worth up to $10,000 per academic year for up to four years. The awards represent a more than 30-year partnership between I Know I Can and Columbus City Schools, making higher education a reality for tens of thousands of CCS students.

Students must have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA, completion of the CCS College Preparatory Curriculum, a minimum attendance rate of 93% throughout high school, and continuous enrollment in Columbus City Schools 9-12th-grade. #OurCCS.

The list of recipients is as follows:

Tiara Hale, Beechcroft (Kentucky State University)

Mariata Sall, CAHS (Ohio Wesleyan University)

Evan Massey, Centennial (Wittenberg University)

Destiny Thomas, Africentric (Miami University)

Eva Birk-Petri, CAHS (Ohio Wesleyan University)

Kelvin Nguyen, CAHS (The Ohio State University)

Naomi Idehen, Downtown HS (Stony Brook University)

Diewo Camara, North International (The Ohio State University)

Isabella Gonzalez, North International (Ohio University)

Dianne Fambro, Eastmoor (Capital University)

Ciera Lane, Eastmoor (Ohio Dominican University

Peja Bell, Fort Hayes (Morgan State University)

Aireon Paramore-Wallace, Fort Hayes (CCAD)

Akyrah Cole, Independence (The Ohio State University)

Fardowsa Abdalla, Mifflin (CSCC)

Katherin Mancia, Northland (Otterbein University)

Owen Doyle, South (The Ohio State University)

Anna Absalom, Whetstone (The Ohio State University)

Louis Schirmer, Whetstone (Kenyon College)