UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — John Carroll University announced a $100 million campaign Monday focused on funding scholarships for students, many from northeast Ohio.
John Carroll University President Robert Niehoff said the goal is to provide scholarships for students with high need. Each year, the university enrolls over 100 students who will not pay tuition thanks to federal and state grants.
John Carroll University has already raise $57 million in cash and pledges of its $100 million goal for the ‘Forever Carroll’ campaign. A portion of the funds will also go towards education enrichment.
“Ohio is very competitive for students. We have 70 some institutions in Ohio that want those high quality students that we’re trying to recruit. We need a faculty that’s talented and rewarded for helping those students succeed. So we’re investing in our faculty; we’re investing in our campus; we’re investing in people that will make a difference at John Carroll and beyond,” said President Niehoff.
The university held a kick-off celebration Monday, which included students, faculty, administrations, staff, alumni and friends.