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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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Joseph L. Ruby Student Scholarship Fund

Amount

$5,000 or more

Number of Awards

Varies

Deadline

Sept. 30

Eligibility

Established in honor of Direction Home Akron Canton's former president and CEO, Joseph Ruby, to award scholarships to undergraduate juniors and up enrolled in gerontology, social work, nursing or a related healthcare program.

Eligibility requirements:

 

  • Undergraduate junior and senior students, and any grad student enrolled in gerontology, social work, nursing or a related healthcare program
  • Reside or attend school in Portage, Stark, Summit or Wayne County, Ohio
  • Interest in long-term care and occupational goals that align with Direction Home Akron Canton's mission and vision

Application deadline: Sept. 30

 

Phone

330-436-5615

Career Field

Gerontology, Social Work, Nursing or Related Healthcare Field

Financial Need

No

Service Area

Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne County, Ohio

Duration/Renewal

Must 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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