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McLendon Foundation Expands Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities

CLEVELAND – The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation is expanding its postgraduate scholarship opportunities with the addition of two (2) $10,000 awards.

To honor the 20th anniversary of the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program, the Foundation is adding two (2) $10,000 scholarships, raising the total number of annual scholarships awarded to eight (8).

“On behalf of the McLendon Foundation, we’re excited to offer two additional scholarships annually,” stated McLendon Foundation President and Director of Athletics at Georgetown University, Lee Reed. “Coach McLendon believed deeply in the value of education. It is an honor to preserve his legacy by supporting the continued educational pursuits of eight distinguished individuals every year.”

The application for the 2019 John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program will become available in late February.

Scholarship winners receive a $10,000 grant to be used towards postgraduate studies in athletics administration. As of the 2017-18 academic year, the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program has awarded over 100 scholarships, totaling over $1 million.

For more information on the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship and the McLendon Foundation, please contact Director of the McLendon Foundation, Adrien Harraway at or 440.788.7481.

About the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program: The John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit

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