Timothy L. Tramble, Jr. (TJay) Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Timothy L. Tramble, Jr. (TJay) Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 to honor his life and memory by providing financial assistance to disadvantaged individuals enrolled in Tri-C, Cleveland State University, Central State University or any Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Timothy Lee Tramble Jr. (TJay) was born on May 23, 1989 to Timothy and Latrice Tramble. TJay was a social butterfly and had the gift to make people laugh with his sense of humor. He was an optimist who truly enjoyed life. His energy inspired and motivated others. Everyone who knew him would say he was kind, humble and eclectic. Timothy L. Tramble Jr. will be remembered as an outgoing person that made friends everywhere he went.

Education is the foundation to wealth building and financial security. The Timothy L. Tramble, Jr. (TJay) scholarship fund will help bridge funding gaps and reduce college debt. In both cases, award recipients are better positioned to successfully pursue a college degree and thereby set the foundation for a stable financial future. Ultimately, this fund aims to elevate individuals to a standing where they too can help others reach their full potential.

Applications are closed.

Scholarship Requirements

Award: $2,000, up to three scholarships will be funded in 2022
Type: Single Year
Deadline: March 30, 2022


  1. Must be planning to attend or currently attending Tri-C, Cleveland State University, Central State University or any other HBCU
  2. Must be a resident of Cleveland
  3. Age 18-25
  4. Must be a recent high school graduate or full-time college student
  5. Minimum GPA of 2.2 or higher
  6. Demonstrate a financial need
  7. Provided service within the community

How to apply

  1. Complete the application and essay section
  2. Attach a resume and/or one letter of recommendation
  3. Copy of transcript or proof of enrollment


Adrianne Sims
Executive Assistant, United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc
1621 Euclid Avenue Suite 1200, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Email: asims@unitedblackfund.org
Phone: (440) 439-2111 or (216) 566-9263
Web: www.unitedblackfund.org