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Akron Community Foundation

Akron Community Foundation is a comprehensive, searchable website for Summit County Ohio high school students who are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. Through this website, students and parents can search for available local scholarships and review information about college preparation. Corporations and private foundations can also post scholarships through the online submission tool.

Individual Scholarships (Organized by deadline)

Below are various individual scholarships that you are able to apply for. We keep these as up-to-date as possible. If, however, a link is dead or not working, please let a college counselor know so we can get it fixed. 

Last Update: October 7, 2022 

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  • Scholarships List

    Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships 

    Deadline: N/A
    Amount: Various Amounts 
    Eligibility: Must have strong caddie record, at least a B average, financial needs, outstanding character. Visit this website to apply.

    Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship 

    Deadline: October 30
    Amount: $500
    Eligibility: Must be between the age of 16 and 25. At least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. GPA higher than 2.5 
    Apply online: http://www.odenzascholarships.com 

    Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship 

    Deadline: October 1
    Amount: 4 year renewable, $2,500 per year 
    Eligibility: To apply, please go to this website: https://www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/10/cleveland-browns-marion-motley.html

    AES Engineer Scholarship

    Deadline: October 5 
    Amount: $500
    Eligibility: Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page. More details are on the website. 

    GASOA Scholarship

    Deadline: October 25th
    Amount: Variable
    Eligibility: Male or Female Soccer Athlete in the Greater Akron area planning to attend college or trade school. Application is here.

    Tradition of Caring Scholarship 

    Deadline: October 29
    Amount: $500 to $3,500
    Eligibility: Seniors who plan to study mortuary science. The application is available at www.NFSGI.com/scholarship

    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: October 31 
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Seniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA may apply at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants

    VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship

    Deadline: October 31
    Amount: $1,000-$30,000
    Eligibility: Submit a 3-5 minute recorded essay on "My Responsibility to America." For Students in grades 9-12. Apply at https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

    Marianist Leadership Scholarship - University of Dayton

    Deadline: November 1
    Amount: $4,000 renewable
    Eligibility: Seniors from Marianist High Schools who exemplify servant leadership in church, community, and school.
    Link to application (Opens Oct. 1st): go.udayton.edu/MLSLeaders

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

    Deadline: Varies
    Amount: Up to $40,000 per year over 4 years
    Eligibility: Seniors with demonstrated financial need. Apply at http://www.jkcf.org/

    Elks National “Most Valuable Student" Scholarship 

    Deadline: November 15
    Amount: Various 
    Eligibility: The application process must be initiated online this year at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

    Burger King Scholarship 

    Deadline: December 15
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Any high school senior, Burger King employees, their depended children or spouses or domestic partners are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the coming school year. Go to https://bk-scholars.com/

    Scholarship & ESPY Experience

    Deadline: December 30
    Amount: $2,500 & trip to the ESPYs
    Eligibility: High School Athletes in Ohio - Sophomores to Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher (no lower than a 2.7 in any grading period). Apply Here.

    Karen Frey Scholarship

    Deadline: January 13 
    Amount: Varies
    Eligibility: Business majors with a 3.0 or better who graduated from a Catholic HS - Preferably STVM. Scholarship good for The University of Akron. Click the link to apply: http://www.uakron.edu/development/funds/?id=529828

    Engineers Foundation of Ohio 

    Deadline: January 15
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Must be a graduating Senior in high school or college student. Have at least a 3.0 GPA, Meet the minimum SAT Math 600 Reading or Composition 500) or ACT ( Math 29 English- 25) Be a citizen of the United States and permanent resident of Ohio. Download and print the scholarship application.

    Ivan Flohr Scholarship - Entrepreneurial & Manufacturing

    Deadline: January 15 & June 15
    Amount: $500
    Eligibility: Seniors in NE Ohio majoring in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering. Write a 500-word essay on "Why I Fell I have the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Manufacturing." Application at https://flohrmachine.com/Flohr-Scholarship-Program.pdf.

    The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program 

    Deadline: January 15 
    Amount: $1,000-$2,000
    Eligibility: The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Apply at: http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

    John F. Kennedy Essay Contest 

    Deadline: January 14 
    Amount: 1st - $10,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500 
    Eligibility: Write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information and registration and to submit your essay go to http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

    Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship

    Deadline: February 7
    Amount: $1,500 one time award
    Eligibility: Senior attending an Ohio college with a 3.0 or higher from an underrepresented population who demonstrate a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity. Apply at https://form.jotform.com/OhioACAC/2022WarrenApplication

    JCI Senate Scholarship

    Deadline: January 14
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Seniors residing in Ohio. To complete your application go to http://ohiojcisenate.org/

    Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarship

    Deadline: February 11
    Amount: $2,000
    Eligibility: All graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue a post high school education. Apply online: http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/community/scholarship-program 

    Optimist Club of Akron Essay Contest

    Deadline: January 31
    Amount: $2,500-$3,500
    Eligibility: Students under the age of 18 as of October 1st. Contest rules/application will be available in room 238 when the Optimist Club of Akron sends the form. For more information, visit this site - https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships3.cfm.

    The Newman Society Essay Scholarship

    Deadline: February 17
    Amount:   $5,000
    Eligibility: High School seniors who plan to attend a Catholic college listed in this guide. Apply here https://newmansociety.org/the-newman-guide/essay-scholarship-contest/

    AAA Ohio Auto Club Scholarship

    Deadline: February 25 
    Amount: Five, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded
    Eligibility: Seniors who served as AAA School Safety Patrol members. Application available at AAA.com/SafetyPatrol 

    Greater Akron Touchdown Club Foundation 

    Deadline: March 1
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: **This scholarship program will end after the 2021-22 school year.** Must plan to attend college next fall and earn at last one varsity letter for participation in an interscholastic sport. Apply online here(The link to the application is blocked by the school’s firewall, but available outside of the building.)

    Urban League Scholarship

    Deadline: February 18
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Must be planning to attend a trade school or college for the upcoming fall. Must reside and attend high school in summit county. Volunteer a minimum of 20 volunteer service hours at the Akron Urban League (after the scholarship awardees are announced). Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Apply here: https://forms.gle/AiJuGGRQnVrCBZym8

    Simon Youth Community Scholarship Program

    Deadline: February 16
    Amount: $1,500 one time award
    Eligibility: First generation college students who live near a Simon mall (Summit Mall and Aurora Farms are Simon-owned). Apply online at http://programs.applyists.com/syf/

    Optimist Club of Akron CCDHH Scholarship

    Deadline: June 1
    Amount: $3500
    Eligibility: Students through grade twelve with a hearing loss of 40 decibels or more. Application available at https://www.optimist.org/member/scholarships2.cfm

    Dream . . . Innovate . . . Grow Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1
    Amount: $1,000 per year renewable
    Eligibility: Seniors with a 3.0 GPA and leadership, service, and character. Download application here.

    University of Akron Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship Program

    Deadline: March 1 
    Amount: Up to $5,200
    Eligibility: Any high school senior or current UA students or transfers are eligible. The program awards scholarships up to $5,200 to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (or math/science education) at The University of Akron. This scholarship is renewable if a GPA of 3.00 is maintained. Visit www.uachooseohiofirst.com to access the application. 

    Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1st
    Amount:  $1,000 renewable scholarship
    Eligibility: US Citizen/Ohio resident attending an Ohio college with a career goal in the crude oil and natural gas industry.  2.5 GPA required. Application can be downloaded here.

    Ohio Gas Association Scholarship

    Deadline: March 1st
    Amount:  $1,000 (renewable for 3 additional years
    Eligibility: Must have a career goal in the natural gas or related energy field, possess a 3.0 GPA or higher. Application can be downloaded here.

    Optimist Club of Akron Oratorical Contest

    Deadline: March 3
    Amount: $2,500-$2,500
    Eligibility: For Students under the age of 18 as of October 1st. Contest rules/application available in room 238.

    University of Akron Army ROTC Scholarship

    Deadline: Deadlines vary
    Amount: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and book allowance
    Eligibility:  Seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a 19 or higher on the ACT. Must serve wither 4 years active duty or 6 years in Reserves or National Guard. 
    How: Apply at https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html

    Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union

    Deadline: March 15
    Amount: $1,000 need based
    Eligibility: Credit Union members who attend Catholic High School. If a student wishes to be nominated for this, see your college counselor. Application available at https://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/catholic-scholarship-program-2021-2022-school-year/

    Horatio Alger State Scholarship

    Deadline: March 15
    Amount: Varies up to $10,000
    Eligibility: Junior who demonstrate critical financial need and demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity. Application available at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

    The Archbishop Hoban Scholarships 

    Deadline: December 1st
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: The Archbishop Hoban Scholarships are offered to eligible seniors in the Catholic high schools of the Diocese. Accordingly, the following scholarships will be awarded:
    1. Scholarships to John Carroll University
    2. Scholarships to Notre Dame College
    3. Scholarships to Ursuline College
    • Nominees must be graduates of accredited high schools.
    • Nominees must carry full-time schedules at the college or university.
    • All nominees and recipients must start their scholarships with the next regular session following the award.
    • All nominees must meet entrance requirements of the college or university and be approved by the President.
    • Scholarships do not apply to the summer session, are not redeemable in money, and are not transferable in any way.
    Complete this application and submit to your STVM counselor.

    Junior Women’s Civic Club

    Deadline: March 31st
    Amount: $2,000
    Eligibility: Must be a female high school senior in Summit, Medina, Portage or Stark Counties. The scholarship is based on volunteer service, academics and financial need. Apply at  www.jwccakron.org/scholarship-information/

    Free Speech Essay Contest - City Club of Cleveland

    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: Up to $1000 - amount varies
    Eligibility: Grades 9 - 12 - must write researched essay on topic provided. Application available at https://www.cityclub.org/support/support-student-programs/free-speech-essay-contest

    Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: April 8th
    Eligiblity: Seniors or returning college students who reside in Cuyahoga Falls
    Amount: Varies
    Application can be found at this link https://www.cfchamber.com/chamber-of-commerce-foundation/

     

     

    Optimist Club of Akron Scholarship 

    Deadline: April 15
    Amount: $1,500 - four will be awarded to two male and two female students 
    Eligibility: Must be a graduating seniors that plans to attend the University of Akron in the fall. Download the application

    National Academy of Television Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15
    Amount: $2,000
    Eligibility: Available to seniors who plan to attend a four-year college with intentions to pursue a career in television or television-related field. The application is accessed through their site - nataslgl.org. Once at the site, the scholarship application is under the "Students" tab.

    H.O.P.E. Scholarship 

    Deadline: March 27
    Amount: $1,000
    Eligibility: Open to any SHC Members unmarried child or grandchild in their efforts to gain a higher education in a disability related field as defined by the SHC Scholarship committee. Applicants will be judged on volunteer experience, related volunteer experience, essay content, letter of reference. Must be pursing an undergraduate or graduate program in disability related field. Click the link to appy: http://shc-medina.org/opportunities/scholarships/

    Homer Unkefer Agricultural Scholarships

    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: Five - $1,000
    Eligibility: Seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA in Carroll, Columbiana, Stark, or Summit County who plan to pursue an agricultural related career. Download the application.

    Joy Park Scholarship

    Deadline: March 29
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Seniors with 2.75 GPA or higher graduating from an Akron area high school and involved in the community. Application available here.

    Hudec Dental Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: 1st place = $2500, 2nd place = $1500, 3rd place = $1000
    Eligibility: Graduate from a Northeast Ohio High School with a 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in community service. Visit www.hudecdental.com/scholarship to apply.

    Fields of Learning Scholarship 

    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: $1,000
    Eligibility: You must write an essay. Please see the following information and additional information located at www.fieldsoflearning.org. Essays should tell us something you learned related to high school football.  This is not limited to experiences of actually being on the high school football team.  For example, maybe you learned something as a cheerleader, a band member or as a fan who attended games.  Maybe you learned something from an experience a friend or relative had.  Or maybe high school football had an impact on your school or your community that ultimately had an effect on you.  Really, anything you think of that has any connection at all to high school football is fine to submit.

    Iota Sigma Pi Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Female high school senior planning to major in chemistry at a four year college in Ohio. One $2,000 non-renewable scholarship & one $300 non-renewable scholarship. Application is available at https://sites.google.com/site/iotasigmapicleveland/bp-scholarship. Application must be postmarked no later than March 31st.

    Great Clips, Inc. Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: $250 to $1,500
    Eligibility: Students interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology. Information available at https://www.greatclips.com/about-us/news-room/the-great-scholarship-program

    Building Boosters of Nordonia Hills, Inc. Positive Civic Scholarship

    Deadline: March 31
    Amount: Two $750 Scholarships
    Eligibility: Reside within Nordonia Hills School District. Download the applicaton.

    WISE (Women in Sports and Events)

    Deadline: April 1
    Amount: Varies
    Eligibility: Scholarship for female residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Medina, Lorain, Summit or Portage Counties interested in pursuing a degree in sports management, events management, or related fields. This award is not given based on athletic skill or achievement. Amount of scholarship varies. Seniors accepted to an accredited college with a 2.75 GPA or higher who have shown a history of participation in event planning or volunteerism with sporting events. Essay, recommendation, acceptance letter to college. Applications available in room 238. 

    Summit County Counselors' Association Scholarship

    Deadline: April 8
    Amount: $750
    Eligibility: Attend a school with a participating member of SCCA. Have a 3.25 GPA and plan to major in Education. Application

    Bath Volunteers for Service Merit Awards

    Deadline: April 9
    Amount: $750
    Eligibility: Student must be graduating high school and living within the Revere Local School District(Bath). Download the application

    Believe in Ohio STEM Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15
    Amount: $1,000 (99 will be awarded - one in each of Ohio's 99 House of Representative Districts).
    Eligibility: Junior or Senior in good academic standing who has involvement in a rigorous STEM or entrepreneurship competition or research project. 
    Application. Additional information can be found here.

     

    Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15
    Amount: Varies up to $2500
    Eligibility: Pursuing a 2 year degree or less in technical degree/certificate program in a not-for-profit institution.  Must demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell grant eligible. Apply by visiting application.horatioalger.org.

    Accomplished Achiever Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15
    Amount: Five from $500-$1,000
    Eligibility: GPA must be between 2.0 and 2.9. Graduate of Cleveland Metropolitan or Akron School District Pursuing an 2 or 4 year Degree from Accredited School or enrolling in a vocational/technical school. Commitment to community service Well-defined goals. Go to: www.justusrhythmnmotion.com to apply. 

    John T. and Julia A. Spellman Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: April 15
    Amount: N/A
    Eligibility: Must demonstrate financial need through an income statement and be accepted to college. Available at www.akroncf.org/Students/ScholarshipFunds.aspx under "General Scholarship Funds" or in the guidance office.

    Caroline Wilson Cook Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: April 15
    Amount: $4,000
    Eligibility: Seniors with a record of service to others Strength in the face of adversity - particularly a chronic illness or that of a parent Interested in the importance of physical activity and music Must have 3.0 GPA or higher. Must be nominated by a counselor or teacher to verify adversity Complete application which is available in room 238.

    Minority Journalism Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1
    Amount: $1,500
    Eligibility: A high school senior planning to major in journalism at an Ohio College or University. Apply online here.

    Friends of the Barberton Public Library

    Deadline:  April 22
    Amount:   $1,000
    Eligibility: High School senior residing in Barberton and accepted to college or technical school. Apply online here.

    Bath Business Association Scholarship

    Deadline: April 22
    Amount: $1,000
    Eligibility: High School Seniors living in Bath and majoring in business with a 2.5 GPA.

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc - Eta Tau Lambda Chapter Akron, Ohio

    Deadline: April 1
    Amount: Ten $2,000 scholarships ($500/year for 4 years)
    Eligibility: Financial need, 3.0 GPA. Download the application. For more informtion, visit their website.

    Aitaneet Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: April 26
    Amount: $1,000 to $4,000
    Eligibility: Seniors of Lebanese Christian descent accepted to college. Applications and guidelines can be found at aitaneetfoundation.kawkabani.com

    American Association of Drilling Engineers Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29
    Amount: $2,000 renewable for four years - up to ten will be awarded this year.
    Eligibility: 3.5 GPA or higher, 27 ACT Composite or SAT of 1200 or higher (must have 600 or higher in both verbal and math). Be enrolled in an accredited college in Ohio, Pennsylvania or West Virginia and considering a career in the oil and gas industry. Application

     

     

    Ohio Credit Union Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: Varies
    Amount: $5,000
    Eligibility: Create a 1 to 2.5 minute video answering the this question: "How has your credit union been centered on you and why should your peers go to a credit union for their financial needs?" Click Here for more details on the video contest and how to submit it. Any member of an Ohio-based credit union who is accepted to a college for any degree is eligible. 

    Italian American Professional & Businessmen's Club Scholarship

    Deadline: April 30
    Amount: $5,000
    Eligibility: Graduating seniors with Italian descent are eligible. Apply here: https://iapbc.org/scholarship/

    Akron Amateur Softball Scholarship

    Deadline:  May 1
    Amount: Three $1,000 scholarships
    Eligibility: Summit County Senior with a 3.0 GPA and 2 Varsity Letters in Softball. Download the application.

    Dave DiGirolamo Memorial Cuyahoga Falls - Stow Little League North Scholarship

    Deadline:  May 1
    Amount: Unspecified
    Eligibility: Enrolling in college in the fall and played for Little League North for at least two years (to include 12U). Download the application.

    Demkee Family Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1
    Amount: $1200
    Eligibility: Must be a registered parishioner in a Wayne or Summit County parish planning to attend the University of Akron. Application available at https://www.catholiccommunity.org/grants 

    Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

    Deadline: May 14
    Amount: Various
    Eligibility: Must reside in Cuyahoga Falls or Silver Lake and be a graduating senior. Download the application

    Wang-Ji Family Scholarship for Health Professionals

    Deadline: May 24
    Amount: $2,500 (2)
    Eligibility: Juniors or Seniors who are members of AAPI community of Northeast Ohio (Asian Americans/Pacific Islander). Application available at http://www.asiaohio.org/scholarship/

    Summit Athletic Running Club Scholarship

    Deadline: May 31
    Amount: $500 - $2,000
    Eligibility: One male and one female student awarded between $500 to $2000. High school seniors in Summit County who demonstrate a commitment to distance running with a 2.5 GPA or higher accepted to college. Application available at www.summitathletic.com/scholarship

    The Ivan and Judith Flohr Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15
    Amount: $500
    Eligibility: Seniors in NE Ohio majoring in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering. Write a 1,000-word essay on "Why I Feel I have the Tools for Success." Application available at https://flohrmachine.com/Flohr-Scholarship-Program.pdf.

    Tribeca Capital Group Scholarship

    Deadline: June 15
    Amount: $2,500
    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen and admitted or enrolled in college. Application

     

    BigSun Scholarship 

    Deadline: June 19
    Amount: $500
    Eligibility: Must be an athlete preparing to graduate and attend a post secondary institution. Go to http://www.bigsunathletics.com to apply 

    Balanced Man Scholarship at Cleveland State

    Deadline:  August 15
    Amount: Varies - $500 to $1000
    Eligibility: High School Male Students planning to attend Cleveland State with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Apply at www.csuohio.edu/SigEp



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