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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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Esther Simonetti Owen Future Educators Scholarship Fund

Amount

$1,000

Number of Awards

Varies

Deadline

April 30

Eligibility

Established to honor Esther Simonetti Owen's half-century of work in the education field by providing scholarships for Akron Public Schools students who plan to major in education.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior who has spent at least the last four years in Akron Public Schools
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Majoring in education
  • Enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university
  • Preference is given to students who have an aptitude for, interest in and experience working with children
    Application deadline: April 30

Phone

330-436-5615

Career Field

Education

Financial Need

No

Service Area

Akron

Duration/Renewal

No
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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