I Know I Can
Helping Columbus City School Students Enter and Succeed in College

Welcome to I Know I Can

Dream Big. Work Hard. We'll Help.

That's our promise to all Columbus City Schools students.  I Know I Can believes that every Columbus City Schools student deserves the opportunity to achieve their dream of earning a college education.  And we're here to help.

From elementary school through college, I Know I Can College Advisors and volunteers encourage students to dream big and work hard.  As one of the largest and most successful college access programs in the country, we provide the inspiration to ignite ambition, the advice to excel and the financial support and guidance to enable students to earn a college degree.


NCBW Scholarship Application


Robert Weiler Family Scholarship

The Robert Weiler FamilyScholarship provides $1000 to support graduates of Columbus City Schools whoare attending Columbus State Community College and wish to move forward andcomplete four-year degrees. The scholarship is renewable for a second year.Applicants must be graduates of the Class of 2014 from Columbus City Schoolsand meet other qualifications. Applications are due June 15, 2014. Follow this link to learn more and apply http://www.cscc.edu/services/financial-aid/pdf/weiler.pdf



Blueprint:College High School

Attention CCS 9th, 10th & 11th grade families: We've developed a Blueprint:College program just for you!  This FREE series of college-planning workshops takes parents and students through grade-specific sessions, ensuring you're on the right track to graduate from high school, ready to enter college.  Session 2 is set to take place on April 22 or April 23 - pick what works best for you. Register Here Today!


I Know I Can Grant

Apps are ready and available for you to submit for the I Know I Can Grant.  Deadline is APRIL 25th, 2014.  Click Here for further details on how you could receive this $1,200 grant for your college costs!


2014 ACT Bootcamp for CCS Juniors

I Know I Can’s annual ACT and College Preparation Boot Campwill take place to prepare students for the June 14th ACT. If youhave a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and have taken or are currently enrolled inAlgebra 2 or Math 3 with a C or better, you can participate. Participation islimited to the first 75 CCS junior students. This program will take place June2-6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Otterbein University in Westerville. This is afree program; lunch will be provided to participants and transportationassistance will be offered to students who need it. Don’t miss out on this freeopportunity to improve your ACT score so REGISTER HERE right away.


Right to Read Week School Sign-Up

Please Click Here to register your school to participate in I Know I Can's 2014 National Right to Read Week. 


Be an inspiration to CCS 2nd Graders!

Inspire them to dream big and work hard this year by volunteering to read the I Know I Can childrens book to a CCS 2nd grade classroom during this year's National Right to Read Week (May 12-16). Click Here to learn more and register. 


Save Smart Jr. for CCS 7th, 8th & 9th Graders

Now qualifying 7th, 8th and 9th graders can be a part of Save Smart too, and quadruple their college savings at high school graduation by starting an Individual Development Account this year! Call us at 614-233-9510 learn more about this exciting opportunity and to get registered for an information session!  


Save Smart IDA Programs

Save Smart, a joint effort between ECDI and I Know I Can, is a program designed to help qualified Columbus City Schools students and graduates grow and leverage their college savings. A participant enrolls in the program by setting up an Individual Development Account (IDA) and is eligible to earn up to $4 for every $1 saved. 

The program is available for current high school juniors, seniors and current college students for Save Smart Sr and
 current 8th, & 9th and 10th grade families for Save Smart Jr!! Click Here to learn more.


Save Smart Financial Planning Sessions

If you've been approved to be a part of the Save Smart Initiative, please Register Here to attend the required Financial Planning session.


Kroger Plus Card, Plus!

Now your Kroger Plus Card can not only help you save, it can help you give!  By adding "I Know I Can" (83864) as your preferred non-profit organization, a portion of your bill will be donated to us!  It’s easy, just shop, swipe your card and earn! 
Click Here to enroll and start earning today!  I Know I Can appreciates your continued support! 

I Know I Can

Dream Big. Work Hard. We'll Help. | 3798 East Broad Street | Columbus, Ohio 43213 | (614) 233-9510 phone

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