Scholarships & Awards
Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program
Applications are now being accepted for The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship. To be eligible for the competitive scholarship, a student must be in his or her final year of high school and the child, stepchild, or adoptive child of a full-time employee of Cleveland-Cliffs, or of an affiliate or a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleveland-Cliffs.
The Sons and Daughters Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarding $3,000 annually, for a maximum of four years while enrolled in an undergraduate institution. The scholarship program is administered by the Middletown, Ohio Community Foundation and no employees of Cleveland-Cliffs are involved in the selection process. Employees with high school seniors graduating in Spring 2024 should carefully review the scholarship criteria outlined in the attached document. Please note that children of officers of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (the public company) are not eligible for the scholarship program.
Scholarships are intended to recognize and reward outstanding high school academic and non-academic achievement, and to provide financial assistance to scholars pursuing a bachelor's degree. Scholarships will be awarded to students attending either an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university as outlined in the application procedures.
Louie F. Cox Memorial African American Scholarship
The Louie F. Cox Scholarship benefits African American students who live or will graduate from a high school located in Butler or Warren Counties in Ohio. The $20,000 scholarship strives to recognize and reward outstanding high school academic and non-academic achievements, and to provide financial assistance to deserving scholars pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis from an accredited U.S. state or private not-for-profit college or university. No preference is given to Cleveland-Cliffs employees or their children. Association with Cleveland-Cliffs or its subsidiaries is not a condition of eligibility.
Steel Magnolia Awards
In recognition of women who have overcome obstacles to make a difference in the lives of others, the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation underwrites the Steel Magnolia Awards. The awards honor women who have faced personal adversity and shown exceptional strength, courage, compassion, and leadership in the communities where the company operates. The recipients are selected by an independent panel of judges. More than 50 Steel Magnolia Awards have been presented to inspirational women since the program's inaugural year in 2009.