Marvin Lewis Scholarship Fund honors first-year student

Cherrell Albertson one of eight high school seniors selected | September 19, 2007

Freshman Cherrell Albertson is one of eight high school seniors who are the 2007 recipients of the Marvin Lewis Scholarship Fund, each receiving a four-year scholarship in the amount of $20,000. The grants are made possible through the Marvin Lewis Community Fund established by Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis.

Alberston attended Little Miami High School where she was a varsity cheerleader, played varsity soccer, participated in student government and graduated with a 4.17 grade point average. She also interned at Bethesda North Hospital.

At Xavier, Albertson plans to major in nursing because she is “fascinated with all aspects of the human body" and loves to help others.

The other scholarship recipients are: Anna Donovan of Ursuline Academy, Heather Kunze of Seton High School, Tyler Oehlman of East Central High School, Sibongile Sithe of Summit Country Day, Jerald Stuckey of Purcell Marian High School, Alexandra Warner of Roger Bacon High School and Robin Wright of Walnut Hills High School.

The Marvin Lewis Scholarship Fund was created to recognize and honor outstanding male and female student athletes from our region on an annual basis. Candidates are asked to write an essay and meet established criteria including a minimum 2.75 grade point average, proven commitment to the community and earning a varsity letter. Once these criteria are met, Coach Lewis interviews the final candidates himself before making the final decisions. Each recipient receives a four-year, $20,000 scholarship.

For more information on the Marvin Lewis Scholarship Fund and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund, visit