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About Norwood Promise
To foster commitment and advancement of education, academic achievement, community economic vitality and quality of life.
To expand our promise of debt-free college to Cincinnati and beyond.
The Norwood Promise is a scholarship fund specifically for Norwood High School seniors. We are here to benefit long-term enrolled students in Norwood City Schools so that they may pursue a future through post-secondary education (including trade schools, private universities, vocational schools, etc.). With many jobs demanding a background in higher education, soaring student debt, and rising dropout rates, many students are being intimidated from pursuing necessary steps for a sound career.
The Norwood Promise is a last-dollar scholarship fund. This means we fund on top of scholarships already awarded to students. We are not competitive with other funds and support additional programming at Norwood to provide students of all ages a robust educational experience. Our goal is that all students graduating from Norwood will receive 100% of their tuition so they may pursue their future. We see this as an opportunity for increased residency in Norwood, higher property values, higher quality education, and higher income. Organizations, such as the Pittsburgh Promise, have seen income levels rise by 10%, graduation levels rise over 15% and see over $80 million go to students for a brighter future.
of every 100 high schoolers in Ohio
70 will graduate from high school
40 of that 70
will enroll immediately in college
20 of the 100 total
will graduate from college
69% of all college students
will leave or graduate college with an average of $30,000 in debt each
Congratulations class of 1951! For nearly three months, the Norwood Promise has been working closely with the Norwood City Schools Alumni Association to raise money for the students of Norwood. We started the Alumni Challenge the end of June of 2016. After August 31st, we have raised $2,300! The winner of the challenge raised a total[…]
With one month left of the Alumni Challenge, we’ve come to the halfway mark and have raised $500! The leading class (ahead by $50): The class of 1993! The Norwood Promise would like to thank the following classes for making generous contributions thus far: 1961 1963 1965 1975 1988 1999 If you haven’t donated on behalf of[…]
A second grade teacher, Stephanie Brown, from Sharpsburg Elementary in Norwood, Ohio, gave an interesting lesson to her students in May – how to run a business. “Students are not expected to know the values of money until they are in second grade,” Stephanie explained, “at the beginning of the year, we were looking into[…]
Norwood Alumni! Your graduating class needs your help! The Norwood Promise would like to introduce the Alumni Challenge. We are challenging you to support your Alma Mater and counting on you to help our students succeed into post-secondary education. We wish to raise $15,000 by the end of August. Your gift can go a long[…]
An education-based non-profit in Hamilton County made great strides after awarding their first scholarship to two local seniors. Norwood High School, in partnership with the Norwood Scholarship Foundation, hosts an annual scholarship ceremony to celebrate their students and formally award them for their achievement. Today was their annual scholarship ceremony for the graduating class of[…]
74 students going to college, 3 future soldiers, 2 apprenticeship students, 45 middle school students, and over 105 students in audience. Where were these students? The College Signing Day at Norwood High School this past Friday! I had the privilege to attend the event and take some photos. The College Signing Day is held annually[…]
Some may think graduating from college debt free is just a dream. However, it may be a surprise to find out there ARE colleges offering a high-quality education at a very low cost. Berea College is one of those institutions where every student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship and 1 in 3 students graduates debt[…]
Norwood Promise is pleased to announce the Norwood Promise Scholarship Fund. Two individuals, one male and one female from Norwood High School, will be selected to receive $1,000 each to go toward any in-state post-secondary institution. This scholarship will be the first of many to come as Norwood Promise is currently collecting donations to further[…]
Norwood School District Superintendent, Rob Amodio, addressed the Norwood Chamber of Commerce recently with an eloquent speech describing the success of the Norwood School District. With pride, he based his points on a number of facts and achievements the Norwood School District was able to achieve. This is what was said: Each year for the[…]
The Norwood City School District, the “Norwood Promise” and the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College are proud to announce the formation of an educational partnership that will provide extraordinary opportunities for the children of Norwood. The Norwood Promise, a nonprofit organization, founded by Norwood residents is working to partner with businesses, alumni and parents.[…]