Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship means that we care about our intellectual development.  We embrace the spirit and excitement of learning throughout our lives and encourage others to better themselves.

You can help us continue to award scholarships to Chi Omegas from the greater Cleveland area.  Donations in honor or memory of a loved one or special sister can be sent with this donation form ChiOScholarship donationslip.doc.  Credit is earned toward individual life-time giving to The Chi Omega Foundation, a 501C3. We accept donations by traditional check or by Paypal here:
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News 4/8/16
2016 Scholarship Winners
Cleveland East Alumnae Achievement Award:
Cara Sutherland, John Carroll University

Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Award:
Janessa Brickman, John Carroll University
Amber Seaman, University of Cincinnati

Chi Omega Alumnae Cleveland East Achievement Award
Chi Omegas with permanent residence in the Greater Cleveland area (see application for specific counties) are eligible to apply for our $1000 Achievement Award. Applications are due March 6, 2017. You may download the complete application here Scholarship_Letter_2016.docx Address further questions to  Nancy Toth,


Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic also offers $2000 scholarships in May 2017 to Cleveland area sorority women. Applications are due Feb 28, 2017 and details are available 
 on CAPA's website

Chi Omega National offers :
Alumnae Educational Scholarship
10 awards of $1000 each.
The Rowdy and Lucky Shain Scholarship
is available for Chi Omega collegians or alumnae pursuing degree programs in animal welfare or veterinary medicine. The goal of the Rowdy and Lucky Shain scholarship is to assist the growing core of caring Chi Omegas who are in a position to make positive changes in the humane treatment of animals. There will be two $1500 awards given during the 2017 - 20187 academic year.
Mary Love Collins Memorial Scholarship
is for Chi Omegas who are enrolled or enrolling in graduate school on a full time basis during the 2017- 2018 academic year. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarship, aptitude, contributions and service to Chi Omega, the university and the community, and personal and professional goals. We are offering six scholarships of approximately $2520 each.

For all scholarship applications from Chi Omega Foundation go to:       


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Kathleen Piascik, Lambda Delta, is the recipient of our Achievement Award.  She is currently a senior at Kent St. U. and plans to graduate in 2016 in Human Development and Family Studies.  (She transferred from Univ. of Pittsburgh after 3 semesters and was initiated in 2013.) Her home is in Silver Lake, OH. Kathleen's GPA is now 3.61, with a 4.0 last semester!  She has been GNV and is currently co-chair of philanthropy.  Her Chi O Karaoke raised  $19,000 for MAW this spring.  She is also a graduate of the Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute and was recently elected Senator of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. CONGRATULATIONS SISTER PIASCIK

We are thrilled to announce that 2 Chi Omega sisters were awarded Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarships at the May 16, 2015 CAPA Luncheon at Landerhaven.

Cara Sutherland (left) , Upsilon Mu, is a sophomore at JCU from Shaker Heights, majoring in Exercise  Science with a 3.8 GPA.  She is the Personnel Chair for UM and has studied and taught Irish Dance extensively. She hopes to use her education and talent to teach Irish dance wherever people want to learn it, possibly abroad.

Audra Franley (right), Beta Delta, Thiel College is from Astabula County, majoring in Parish Education with a minor in Psychology and English. She is the secretary for Sigma Tau Delta and a member of Choir.  She is the current Vice President of BD.

Chi Omega Cleveland Alumnae East are happy to announce the winner of our $1000 Achievement Award: Margaret (Maggie) A. McCue, Zeta Alpha. Maggie is currently a junior at OSU, majoring in Human Nutrition, carrying a 3.89 GPA. She went to Hudson HS. She has held several ChiOmega committee chairs and was the GKA for 2013. In addition to her sorority activities Maggie has been active in Panhellenic as VP of Judicial Affairs and in campus groups including Student Wellness Ambassador. She created an innovative program to instill our 6 Purposes in her sisters daily lives. She plans to earn a masters in Nutrition and become a registered dietician. CONGRATULATIONS SISTER McCUE!

  2013 Panhel Scholarship Winner!
Emily Elizabeth Clark, Kappa Delta, EmilyClarkcapa2013.jpg is one of the eight CAPA winners of A $2000 scholarship.  Her home is in Hudson, OH.   She is a sophomore majoring in English (creative writing) in Memphis at Rhodes College.
Photo of Emily with Nancy Toth and Emily's mother at 100th Bomb Group May 18, 2013.

Our Chi Omega Cleveland East Award 2013
winner is Katherine Anne Began, Sigma Mu, Babson College. She is a 2013 Katherine Began.JPGsophomore majoring in Business Administration (Finance, Computational & Mathematical) Her home is in Avon Lake.  This summer Kate joined us for a Chi O East-West planning meeting for the May 17, 2014 Panhel Luncheon.


3 Highly deserving Chi Omegas from the Greater Cleveland area were considered for this year's award.  The winner is Karis Tzeng from University of Pennsylvania.2012KarisTzengwCarolKellly.jpg  Karis is a Junior majoring in Urban Studies with a GPA of 3.69. She has been on the sisterhood committe, was Morale Chair of Recruitment and is now the GTB.  She is actively involved with peer counseling, tutoring and mentorship. She was the coxswain for the University of Pennsylvania Men's Heavyweight Rowing Team in 2009-10.  She worked with Wigs for Kids last summer.  She said, " Being a Chi Omega has pushed me to be more grateful and more gracious, more passionate and more compassionate.  My sisters have shown me that there truly is no limit to how much or how many people I can love."
Photo: Karis Tzeng with Carol Kelly

Chi Omega is pleased to have a winner among the 8 scholarship awardees this year.  Katelyn Marie Alesci, Lambda Delta Kent State, is our winner!  KatelynKatelyn Alesci is a sophomore  from Streetsboro, majoring in Early Childhood Education with a 3.76 GPA.  She is on the sisterhood committee, on Jr. Panhellenic Council and is Assistant Housing Manager. She transferred from Ohio University to aid her family situation. She is a member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society and is on the Dean's List.  Her goal is to be "that special teacher" to her young students.
Photo:Katelyn with Phyllis, Lorry, Pam, Nancy and Jenny at Westwood CC.

Our 2011 scholarship winner is also a CAPA scholarship winner!   Congratulations to Rita Rochford, Mu Lambda, John Carroll University.  Rita is a Junior studying Political Science and Economics with a 3.8 gpa.  She is her chapter Recruitment Chair and is the Student Body President!  Rita has been the Foundation Ambassador, attended Firesides, and has been on other committees.  She was a staff reporter for the Carroll News, Relay for Life Captain, and spent part of her Christmas break in Nicaragua on an immersion trip. Rita is all we could ask for as an example of Chi Omega at her best.

We are pleased to announce Kristen Dobransky is our Cleveland East scholarship winner for 2010.  Kristen is a sophomore at University of Dayton, from Broadview Heights, majoring in Early Childhood Education with a 3.8 gpa.  She is currently the Vice President of her chapter, is in the Honors Program and on the Dean's List.  She will be studying abroad in Italy this summer.  She plans to teach in NEO, then go on for a Masters and Doctorate, then teach at the university level.

Congratulations to Kaylin Major who has been announced as a Cleveland Panhellenic  scholarship winner for 2010.  Kaylin is a Junior at Kent State, majoring in Theatre with a 3.8 gpa.  She was the model initiate, received the Order of the Owl, and is president of her honorary.  She is from Amherst and enjoys bring her chio sisters into theatre.  Kaylin plans to go to law school and specialize in Entertainment Law. 


Congratulations to Jennifer Kuhn from Marietta.  She was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Cleveland East Achievement Award.

Jennifer meets the minimum requirement for the award.  She has a 3.4 GPA and is from Summit County. She is very involved in Chi Omega and the greek community.  (GM, Rho Chi for Panhel, VP in Panhel)   She is also active on campus (dance team, weather anchor, and works in admissions).  Her personal statement was good and the reason she believes she should win the award was compelling.  "I believe that the young woman who wins this award should be a woman who represents XO in her everyday life.  I am that young woman." 

PREVIOUS WINNER   (shown here with Scholarship Co Chairs Kathy and Jessica)
Joanne Reid, Kent State University, was the 2008 recipient of our scholarship award. This is the first year that the amount was increased to $1000. Joanne is a 4th year student studying Middle Childhood Education, Science & Social Studies with a minor in Reading while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. She is very active with Chi Omega and Kent State Panhellenic. She was the model initiate, newmember educator assistant, G.K.A., and chair to several committees including Make-A-Wish. She was also the KSU Panhellenic Council president, Panhellenic Vice President of Scholarship, and participated in many Greek philanthropies. Joanne is dedicated to helping others. Every summer she is a camp counselor for kids with special needs in grades 5-8. She has also been involved with Garfield Heights Partnership Program. She is dedicated to helping adolescents develop academically and socially. Upon graduating, she plans to stay in Northeast Ohio as a teacher. She aspires to teach 4-6 grade science & social studies.