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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are displayed below. Please check with building counselors for scholarship guidance. In addition, there are online scholarship matching services and college search services available for students and families. Fastweb, Student Scholarships and SuperCollege are websites that provide these services.

Interested in past years? See our archive of scholarships offered in past years.

Also, information is available on financial aid for minority students.


Upcoming Scholarships

  • Dombo-Fielder Communication Scholarship for Women
    (applications due by Apr 30, 2014)
    • Dombo Fielder Scholarship Application
    • The Dombo-Fielder Communications Scholarship for Women is for female graduates of Akron public or parochial high schools interested in studying communication at a four-year Ohio public college. It is a one-year, $1,000 scholarship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. For more information, download the application.

  • Anne Petry Scholarship
    (applications due by Apr 30, 2014)
    • Anne Petry Scholarship App
    • The Anne Petry Scholarship was established by the Summit Education Partnership Foundation to support one $1,000 scholarship per year for an APS student who will attend college to study special education.

  • Jean Thomas Lambert Scholarship
    (applications due by May 16, 2014)
  • Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship
    (applications due by May 30, 2014)

      To be eligible, a student must: be attending school at the undergraduate level in the fall of 2014 in any program (high school seniors who will graduate in 2014 are eligible); have done at least 100 hours of volunteer work over the last two years; and have a 3.0 or higher GPA in his/her last academic year. Details and applications may be found at www.peterboroughdentists.com.

  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
    (applications due by Jun 14, 2014)

      Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants will award up to a $1,000 scholarship. Students must submit an essay on the topic at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. More information may be found on the website.

  • BigSun Scholarship
    (applications due by Jun 20, 2014)

      The BigSun Organization is offering an annual $500 scholarship. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of their sport. For more information or to apply, visit www.bigsunathletics.com.

  • Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship
    (applications due by Jul 15, 2014)

      The annual $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who submits the best overall essay on one of the following topics: 1. How will you further benefit our society by obtaining a degree?; 2. Why is there a high correlation between the level of education attained by an incarcerated person and his or her recidivism rate?; or 3. How does education help break the cycle of poverty? For more information, visit http://www.bradleycorbettlaw.com/scholarship/.

Other Scholarship Links

  • Summit County Scholarships
    • Summit County Scholarships 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. New information and available scholarships are continually posted.
  • Ohio Means Success
    • Ohio Means Success Scholarships and Grants

Expired Scholarships

  • BPACF Scholarship
    (applications due by Apr 15, 2014)
    • BPACF Scholarship Application
    • The Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation is offering a minimum of $500 to African Americans who are residents of Northeast Ohio.

  • Richard Averitte Memorial Scholarship
    (applications due by Apr 15, 2014)
    • Averitte Memorial Scholarship App
    • The Richard Averitte Memorial Scholarship is a $500 scholarship for an Akron-area senior to be used toward tuition at a four-year college or institute of his/her choice.

  • Esther Simonetti Owen Future Educators Scholarship
    (applications due by Apr 12, 2014)
    • Esther Simonetti Owen Future Educators Scholarship App
    • In honor of Esther Simonetti Owen (an educator for more than 50 years), the scholarship is in the amount of $1,000/year (non-renewable) for an APS graduate pursuing a four-year degree in education at an accredited college or university.

  • Mary Helen Bowers Scholarship
    (applications due by Apr 06, 2014)
    • Mary Helen Bowers Scholarship Application
    • Applicants must fall into one of the fields of study listed below (in order of preference):

      • Music degree with a vocal music concentration (performance or education)
      • Music degree with any concentration (performance or education)
      • Education degree
  • Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship
    (applications due by Apr 01, 2014)

      To be eligible, a student: must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014; can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer; and must answer the essay question on the website online application form. Details and applications may be found at www.mortgagebrokerscoquitlam.com.

  • Coming Together Diversity Scholarship
    (applications due by Apr 01, 2014)
  • Acorn Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 30, 2014)
    • Acorn Scholarship App 2013-14
    • The Akron Community Foundation's Acorn Scholarship Fund provides two annual scholarships to one male and one female APS graduate pursuing a four-year degree at an accredited college or university.

  • VFW Firestone Post #3383 Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 21, 2014)
    • VFW Scholarship App
    • Three VFW scholarships are available in the amount of $2,000 each per year. Each scholarship is non-renewable.

  • William F. Gandert OHAC Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 19, 2014)
    • OHAC Scholarship Application 2014
    • OHAC encourages academic excellence and personal and community responsibility among all scholarship applicants. The OHAC Scholarship Committee will offer up to six (6) annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for students enrolling in or attending an accredited college, university, community college, technical school or vocational school.

  • BECOME Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 17, 2014)
    • BECOME Scholarship Application
    • ALL applicants for the BECOME Scholarship MUST meet the following:

      • Must attend The University of Akron or Kent State University
      • Must major in education
  • Frame My Future Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 05, 2014)

      The annual Frame My Future Scholarship contest is open to any student who plans to attend a U.S. college/university as a full-time student for the 2014-15 academic year and is a legal U.S. resident. Applicants must submit an original creation using the theme "This is how I Frame My Future." A total of $6,000 in college scholarships will be awarded (five winners of $1,000, with the Grand Prize Simmer earning an additional $1,000 donation to their 2014 attended college/university). For more information, visit www.framemyfuture.com.

  • Ruhlin-Panzica-Jenkins Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 04, 2014)
    • Ruhlin Scholarship App 2014
    • Ruhlin-Panzica-Jenkins (RPJ) offers a $2,500 scholarship to students who are pursuing post-secondary training in the career fields of construction, engineering or architecture. The $2500 scholarship is divided over a two-year period ($1,250/year).

  • Richard Chenoweth Qualified Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 03, 2014)
  • Jack W. and Shirley Berger Scholarship
    (applications due by Mar 01, 2014)
    • Berger Scholarship Flier
    • Seniors may apply for this scholarship (application is free) which could award them up to $10,000 each year of undergraduate school for a total of up to $40,000. Multiple students are awarded this scholarship each year.

  • Alumni Freshman Scholarship and Robert C. Romans Biology Scholarship
    (applications due by Feb 10, 2014)
    • Romans Scholarship
    • These are two separate scholarships, and the deadline for both is February 10, 2014. One or more of these scholarships are given annually to outstanding incoming first-year students who have been admitted to BGSU with a declared major in biology.

  • Optimist Club of Akron Scholarship
    (applications due by Feb 07, 2014)

      The Optimist Club of Akron is holding an Oratorical Contest ("How My Passions Impact the World") and an Essay Contest ("How Dreams Lead to Success") for the opportunity to win a $3,500 scholarship. Both contests are open to any student under the age of 19 who has not graduated from high school. Deadlines for submission are February 7 (essay entries) and February 22 (oratorical entries). For questions or more information, contact Rick Buchanan at 330.497.8250 or RLBuchanan@att.net.

      Other information:

  • Harold K. Stubbs Memorial Scholarship
    (applications due by Jan 25, 2014)
    • Stubbs Application
    • Stubbs Information
    • The Judge Harold K. Stubbs Memorial Scholarship is open to all seniors. The presentation of this award will be made at the Annual Harold K. Stubbs Humanitarian Awards and Banquet to be held in March 2014. If you have questions, call 330.867.4329; or email reenie477@yahoo.com.

  • Public Housing Authorities Directors Association Scholarship
    (applications due by Jan 22, 2014)
    • PHADA Application
    • Three scholarships will be awarded by the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association: $5,000 HD Supply Scholarship, $5,000 Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship and $7,000 29th Annual Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships are open to graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college and who are currently residing in a PHADA member agency.

  • Margot Eiseman Scholarship
    (applications due by Jan 15, 2014)

      The Margot Eiseman Scholarship established by the Artists of Rubber City is open to college-bound high school seniors majoring in art or art education who live in Summit county. The $1,200 award will be presented to the student's college on their behalf. For information on the application process, visit the Akron Community Foundation website (www.akroncf.org).

  • Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship
    (applications due by Dec 30, 2013)

      To be eligible, a student must: be between the ages of 16 and 22 on December 30, 2013; must possess a 2.5 or higher GPA in his/her last academic year; and must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Details and applications may be found at www.studentscholarships.org/college.php.

  • ATTsavings.com Internet and Education Scholarship
    (applications due by Dec 18, 2013)
  • Youth Volunteer Scholarship
    (applications due by Nov 29, 2013)

      To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work over the past two years; must have maintained a 3.5 or greater GPA over the past two years; and must be under the age of 21 on the day of the deadline. Details and applications may be found at www.studentscholarships.org/volunteer.php.

  • Spokeo Connections Scholarship
    (applications due by Nov 20, 2013)

      Spokeo, a people search platform and a pioneer in reverse phone look-up technology, is searching for exemplary students who demonstrate a desire to find and achieve their own dreams. Students will need to submit an original essay for a chance at a one-time $1,000 scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.spokeo.com/spokeo-connections-scholarship.

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
    (applications due by Nov 05, 2013)

      The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is offering a new college scholarship program. Recipients may receive up to $30,000/year to attend a four-year undergraduate institution, pursue any area of study, take advantage of advising on selection of a college and navigation of financial aid, and have the opportunity to network with the JKCF Scholar community. Visit the website for more information.

  • Movearoo Scholarship
    (applications due by Oct 31, 2013)

      Does your dorm make an alleyway dumpster look like the Buckingham Palace? Send in a picture of your dorm room disaster, and Movearoo will award you $500 for school. Upload photos of your dorm room disaster to Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. You can even upload a video to Vine. Tag @movearoo and hashtag #movearooscholarship in your photo or Vine clip. Entries that fail to include both tags cannot be considered. Learn more at www.movearoo.com/scholarship. You may also contact Alyse at Alyse@Movearoo.com or Movearoo.com@gmail.com.

  • College Now Greater Cleveland - Opportunities for Adult Learners
    (applications due by Oct 25, 2013)
    • Adult Learner Night Flier
    • Adult Learner Scholarship Flier
    • Two fliers are available regarding opportunities from College Now Greater Cleveland to assist adult learners or non-traditional students with post-secondary admissions and financial aid. An Adult Learner Scholarship is available for the 2014 spring term, open to any students over the age of 19 who has one year interruption in their education. More information is available at www.collegenowgc.org/college-now-adult-learner-program or by clicking on the flier. In addition, an Adult Learner Night will be presented on Thursday, October 3, from 7-9 p.m. (see the flier).

  • Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
    (applications due by Oct 25, 2013)

      This $500 scholarship is available to students currently attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. in September 2013 or September 2014, have a 2.5 or greater GPA, and who submit a short story. Details and applications may be found at www.usedforkliftsnewyork.com.

  • Horatio Alger Scholarship
    (applications due by Oct 25, 2013)

      Receive up to $21,000 in the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs by: being enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the U.S., progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer 2014 with plans to enter a U.S. college no later than the fall following graduation; and exhibit a strong commitment to completing a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private U.S. institution. Details and applications may be found at www.horatioalger.org.

  • AES Engineers Scholarship
    (applications due by Oct 04, 2013)

      AES Engineers is offering a $500 scholarship. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page at www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Full details are available there.

  • HSI "Get Google" Scholarship
    (applications due by Sep 11, 2013)

      HighSpeedInternet.com is offering a $500 scholarship. Applicants need to write a letter as if they were addressing Google HQ and explaining why they believe Google Fiber should expand to their town next. More details are available at www.highspeedinternet.com/scholarship; or contact Alyse at Alyse@HighSpeedInternet.com.


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