The Provost Scholars Program is a partnership between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and East Cleveland City Schools. The program was founded by former Provost William “Bud” Baeslack and former East Cleveland City School District Superintendent Dr. Myrna Loy Patton Corley, to improve the academic outcomes of East Cleveland (Ohio) middle and high school students.
The Scholars from Heritage View Middle School and Shaw High School were selected to expand their creative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to participate in a variety of academic-related activities at CWRU. Apart from activities, Scholars form mentoring relationships with volunteer CWRU faculty and participate in intensive seminars every Thursday. CWRU faculty and staff mentors assist Scholars with academic and career goal setting, forming healthy social and personal skills and other opportunities to achieve their life-long goals.