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Student and benefactor Ann Lane Gates in graduation cap and gown

Scholarship Funds

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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GCEF Scholarship Fund

Amount

Varies

Number of Awards

Varies

Deadline

April 30

Eligibility

Established by the Gay Community Endowment Fund to provide scholarships for LGBTQ+ and allied students.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student or resident in the geographic area served by the Gay Community Endowment Fund (Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties) 
  • Participation in organizations or initiatives that positively impact the LGBTQ+ community

Application deadline: April 30

Phone

330-436-5615

Career Field

N/A

Financial Need

Yes

Service Area

Medina County
Portage County
Stark County
Summit County
Wayne County

Duration/Renewal

Must maintain good academic status 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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