Celebration Day Tri-C Check Presentation

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces New Scholarship, Kicks-Off Inductions with Richie Sambora


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Kicked-Off the 2018 Induction Celebration with a gift back to students.

Rock Hall CEO Greg Harris and 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) announced that a portion of the proceeds from the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions will go to establish a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Scholarship at Cuyahoga Community College.

“We see amazing creativity on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction and on Celebration Day,” said Harris. “The Induction events generate so much for our region and now some of those proceeds will go straight to students. We’re honored to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll and create these scholarships to support the next generation of artists.”

The renewable, three-year scholarship will provide financial support to two students. Full-time students enrolled in any Creative Arts-related coursework at Cuyahoga Community College with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible. The scholarship will be administered by Cuyahoga Community College. Recipients will be selected by August 2018. 

The Rock Hall also made a gift to the Myers Student Emergency Fund at Tri-C that provides support to students experiencing unforeseen financial challenges that affect their ability to continue their studies.

Today’s Celebration Day kicked-off the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame festivities with live music, film screenings, family activities, free admission and a performance by 2018 Inductee Richie Sambora and Orianthi. Celebration Day also gave fans the first look at the dramatic new Hall of Fame, part of a multi-year, multimillion dollar transformation of the visitor experience at the Museum.

The return of the ceremony to Cleveland is possible with the generous support from sponsors and supporters, including PNC Bank, Destination Cleveland, City of Cleveland, the State of Ohio, The George Gund Foundation, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and many other generous supporters.

Make your travel reservations for Induction Week now at rockhall.com. Purchase your Rock Hall admission tickets in advance online at rockhall.com and save.

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Media Information
For Induction Week details visit rockhall.com. Live broadcast opportunities available to the Museum, including radio studio rental, curator interviews, and more!



Shauna Wilson, 216.515.1215, [email protected]
Carl Harp, 216.515.1503, [email protected]