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Scholarship for LGBT, allied students seeks applicants

AKRON, Ohio (April 5, 2017) – The GCEF Scholarship Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied students who have positively impacted the LGBT community. 

Established by the Gay Community Endowment Fund, the GCEF Scholarship Fund awards academic scholarships to LGBT and allied students who live or study in Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. Priority is given to students who have participated in organizations or initiatives that make a positive difference in the LGBT community. 

Scholarship applications are due by Sunday, April 30. A link to the online application and instructions for applying are available at www.akroncf.org/applyGCEFscholarship

For more information about the GCEF Scholarship Fund, contact Dr. Patricia Rubin, scholarship chair, at 330-418-6431. Questions about the application process should be directed to Diane Schumaker, scholarships and grants administrator, at 330-436-5615 or dschumaker@akroncf.org.

About the GCEF Scholarship Fund
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation established the GCEF Scholarship Fund in 2012 to provide scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied students who live or attend school in the geographic area served by the fund, including Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. For more information about the scholarship fund, including eligibility and renewal requirements, visit www.akroncf.org/applyGCEFscholarship.

About the Gay Community Endowment Fund
Founded in 2001, the Gay Community Endowment Fund is a permanent philanthropic endowment of Akron Community Foundation. It facilitates and perpetuates philanthropy by supporting programs and services that support or positively impact the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, as well as the entire Greater Akron community. Since its inception, the fund has grown to more than $1 million while reinvesting more than $435,000 into the community. Contributions of any amount are welcome and support future grant-making. Checks may be sent to the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, OH 44307-2407. For more information, or to contribute, call 330-376-8522 or visit www.gaycommunityfund.org.