A celebration will be held on Monday, September 22 to honor Xavier University’s Edgecliff Scholars. The scholars and their sponsors will attend a dinner at the Cintas Center.
Edgecliff was known as Our Lady of Cincinnati College when it was founded in 1935 by the Sisters of Mercy as a women’s liberal arts college. The institution changed names in the 1960s, went co-ed in the ‘70s and ferried four programs down Victory Parkway to Xavier in 1980: music, art, social work and nursing.
A scholarship program, called the Edgecliff Scholarship Endowment Fund, was created to provide student aid to relatives and descendants of Edgecliff alumni attending Xavier.
In 1987 there were just two Edgecliff Scholars. This year 47 scholars were awarded more than $93,500 in grants. An annual Edgecliff Fund Drive raises monies for these awards, as do special fundraising events during the year, gifts and requests.