Honors and Awards

Rosa E. Blackwell, who will retire next week as superintendent of the public school system in Cincinnati, Ohio, will have two college scholarship programs named in her honor. One half of the school district’s Rosa E. Blackwell scholarships will go to Cincinnati high school students of any race who have been accepted for admission at a historically black college or university. Students accepted at any four-year college or university will be eligible for the other half of available scholarships in the Rosa E. Blackwell program.

The Cincinnati chapter of Project GRAD, a nonprofit organization seeking to better the educational opportunities of disadvantaged students, also created a scholarship in honor of Blackwell. This scholarship will go to Cincinnati high school students who plan to major in education once they enroll in college.