In honor of Ciearra Brown, we are determined to establish a memorial scholarship fund in her name. The Akron Community Foundation has agreed to start this scholarship as soon as the financial goal is met. This is a nonprofit, and tax-deductible fund. After the initial goal has been met, anyone who would like to further donate, can do so through the Akron Community Foundation, for the lifetime of the scholarship.
Ciearra lost her life at 21 years old, due to a tragic car accident on November 12th, 2019. She was a very safe and cautious driver. This was a very unexpected, and devastating shock to anyone that knew her.
Ciearra had a beautiful soul, and made an impact on every person she met. She loved helping others, and we know in our hearts that she would want to continue helping others in her memory. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends, and most of all her family. Her smile would light up a room! She is loved and remembered by so many as a great friend, amazing daughter, sister and granddaughter.
Ciearra was a 2016 graduate of Firestone High School. She played on the women’s varsity soccer team her junior and senior years, earning both MVP and All-City awards. She started her soccer career at the age of 4, and continued playing at all levels, including club soccer, travel, rec league and high school varsity. Upon graduation, Ciearra continued her hard work ethic by earning the position of Assistant Manager at Finish Line, and also as a valet at the Fairlawn Country Club.
To honor Ciearra’s memory and mission to help others, this scholarship will be established to give back to her alma mater, with the hope of helping kids pursue their dreams of attending college, and making a better life for themselves. This scholarship fund will be awarded annually to a Firestone High School athletic graduate, who demonstrates financial need.
As long as we meet this goal, her memory and name will live on, and help others for many years to come. Any donation is appreciated, no matter how large or small. So many young adults will benefit from your kindness. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Ciearra was a beautiful person, who loved to help others, so please help us keep her memory alive.