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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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Michelle M. Vasenda Fund

Amount

$1,000

Number of Awards

Varies

Deadline

May 1

Eligibility

Established in memory of Michelle M. Vasenda, a career nurse who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2009.  It was her vision to create a scholarship to help those committed to helping others.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student applying to or enrolled in an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Substantial volunteer service with a cancer-related organization

Application deadline: May 1

Phone

330-436-5615

Career Field

Nursing

Financial Need

No

Service Area

Northeast 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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