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Student and benefactor Ann Lane Gates in graduation cap and gown

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Through Akron Community Foundation scholarship funds, forward-thinking benefactors like Ann Lane Gates are helping local students achieve their educational dreams.

Some scholarships fund a student's education in a specific area of study, like health care or engineering. Others help students attend their alma mater or award scholarships to students from a specific high school. Altogether, generous community foundation fundholders have made possible hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship grants, helping area students like you achieve brighter futures. Search our scholarship opportunities below.

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Dirk J. Desanzo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount

$1,000

Number of Awards

Varies

Deadline

April 1 (EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2019)

Eligibility

Established in memory of Dirk Desanzo, founder and first president of Technicote, to provide scholarships for children of Technicote employees.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Child of Technicote employee (minimum two-year tenure)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for high school students / 2.8 GPA for college students
  • Enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Priority is given to those studying chemistry or science

Application deadline: April 1 (EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2019)

Phone

330-436-5615

Career Field

Chemistry

Science

Financial Need

No

Service Area

Various

Duration/Renewal

Renewable for three additional years. Must maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA and reapply annually by submission of a new application.

Applicants must apply through our online application system. Instructions and tutorials are available to help you set up your profile and navigate the system.


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