Learn what you love — then make it your life’s work.

Go from:

A — an Associate of Arts degree at Cuyahoga Community College to

B — a Bachelor of Arts degree at Case Western Reserve University to

C — making choices that open doors to your future.

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative (CHC), generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a partnership between Tri-C and CWRU to promote Tri-C student transfer to CWRU to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in any of CWRU’s humanities fields. The CHC’s mission is to support student academic progress towards transfer to CWRU, strengthen faculty collaborations, and promote the humanities in northeastern Ohio.  With the CHC, reaching your goals is as easy as ABC!

If you are a Tri-C student with a passion for the humanities working on an associate’s degree, the CHC offers a great opportunity for you to pursue your four-year degree through a program that will advise and mentor you, introduce you to CWRU’s community, and invite you to engage in special access programming. As a CHC Scholar at CWRU, you will have access to stipends to support your transition and academic program.

CHC Alumni Spotlight: Sharmayne Schaffer

Sharmayne Schaffer, a member of the CHC’s first cohort, graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in May 2018. You can read more about her experiences, and what she’s doing now, here.

CHC Scholar Spotlight: Matthew Davison

Matthew Davison, a CHC Scholar from Cohort 3, is wrapping up his junior year at CWRU. He is pursuing a double major in English and religious studies, and a minor in creative writing. Learn more about him and his academic journey here!


Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, whose mission is to “strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.” Learn more about the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s mission and current programs here.