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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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AAUW of Medina County Scholarship Fund

AAUW of Medina County Scholarship Fund

Established by the American Association of University Women of Medina County to award scholarships to nontraditional female students. A "nontraditional" student is a woman whose undergraduate education has been interrupted or delayed.

Eligibility requirements:
At least 25 years old
  • Resident of Medina County
  • Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university
  • Must provide evidence of enrollment in a degree or certification program if chosen as a finalist
Application deadline: May 1

Service Area:
Medina County

Amount:
Varies

AAUW of Medina County Scholarship Fund

Established by the American Association of University Women of Medina County to award scholarships to nontraditional female students. A "nontraditional" student is a woman whose undergraduate education has been interrupted or delayed.

Eligibility requirements:
At least 25 years old
  • Resident of Medina County
  • Enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university
  • Must provide evidence of enrollment in a degree or certification program if chosen as a finalist
Application deadline: May 1
Medina County Varies
Acorn Scholarship Fund

Acorn Scholarship Fund

Established by an anonymous donor to provide two annual scholarships for one male and one female student from Akron Public Schools.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior in Akron Public Schools
  • Financial need
  • Enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university
  • Preference is given to students who participated in performing or visual arts during high school

Application deadline: March 30

Service Area:
Akron

Amount:
$1,000

Acorn Scholarship Fund

Established by an anonymous donor to provide two annual scholarships for one male and one female student from Akron Public Schools.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior in Akron Public Schools
  • Financial need
  • Enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university
  • Preference is given to students who participated in performing or visual arts during high school

Application deadline: March 30

Akron $1,000
Marion Albee Scholarship Fund

Marion Albee Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Marion Albee, a former Hudson teacher, to award scholarships to students who plan to study education.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Planning to study education
  • Displays a demonstrated desire to succeed
  • Active in extracurricular and community activities

Application deadline: Varies

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
Varies

Marion Albee Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Marion Albee, a former Hudson teacher, to award scholarships to students who plan to study education.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Planning to study education
  • Displays a demonstrated desire to succeed
  • Active in extracurricular and community activities

Application deadline: Varies

Hudson Varies
Richard L. Averitte Memorial Scholarship Fund

Richard L. Averitte Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by the Coming Together Project in memory of Richard L. Averitte, who was a music educator with Akron Public Schools for 31 years before becoming the first executive director of the Coming Together Project.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Akron-area senior
  • Participation in a music program

Application deadline: April 15

Service Area:
Akron

Amount:
$500

Richard L. Averitte Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established by the Coming Together Project in memory of Richard L. Averitte, who was a music educator with Akron Public Schools for 31 years before becoming the first executive director of the Coming Together Project.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Akron-area senior
  • Participation in a music program

Application deadline: April 15

Akron $500
Barlow Fund

Barlow Fund

Established to provide scholarships for Hudson High School students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Displays academic ability, leadership characteristics and high moral standards

Application deadline: Varies

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
Varies

Barlow Fund

Established to provide scholarships for Hudson High School students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Displays academic ability, leadership characteristics and high moral standards

Application deadline: Varies

Hudson Varies
Helen Barlow Art Scholarship Fund

Helen Barlow Art Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships for artistic Hudson High School seniors.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Planning to study drawing, painting or graphic arts

Application deadline: Varies

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
Varies

Helen Barlow Art Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships for artistic Hudson High School seniors.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Planning to study drawing, painting or graphic arts

Application deadline: Varies

Hudson Varies
Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club Scholarship Fund

Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club Scholarship Fund

Established by the Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club to provide scholarships for three students who have participated in the Cuyahoga Falls High School football program: one to a football player, one to a cheerleader, and one to a band member.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Cuyahoga Falls High School
  • Participation in the football program (football player, cheerleader or band member)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Enrolled full time in any two- or four-year accredited college or university

Application deadline: March 15

Service Area:
Cuyahoga Falls

Amount:
$2,000 for football players / $500 for cheerleaders and band members

Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club Scholarship Fund

Established by the Black Tiger Gridiron Alumni Club to provide scholarships for three students who have participated in the Cuyahoga Falls High School football program: one to a football player, one to a cheerleader, and one to a band member.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Cuyahoga Falls High School
  • Participation in the football program (football player, cheerleader or band member)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Enrolled full time in any two- or four-year accredited college or university

Application deadline: March 15

Cuyahoga Falls $2,000 for football players / $500 for cheerleaders and band members
Harry D. Bubb Scholarship Fund

Harry D. Bubb Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships for Hudson seniors who have improved their academic performance.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Greatest academic improvement between sophomore and senior years

Application deadline: Varies

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
Varies

Harry D. Bubb Scholarship Fund

Established to provide scholarships for Hudson seniors who have improved their academic performance.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Greatest academic improvement between sophomore and senior years

Application deadline: Varies

Hudson Varies
Arthur Caniglia Scholarship Fund

Arthur Caniglia Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Arthur Caniglia, an industrial arts teacher and assistant football coach at Hudson High School, to provide scholarships for seniors.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior Hudson vocational student
  • Enrolled in Kent State University

Application deadline: Varies

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
Varies

Arthur Caniglia Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Arthur Caniglia, an industrial arts teacher and assistant football coach at Hudson High School, to provide scholarships for seniors.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior Hudson vocational student
  • Enrolled in Kent State University

Application deadline: Varies

Hudson Varies
Scott Case Memorial Fund

Scott Case Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Scott Case to provide scholarships for Hudson tennis players.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Active on the tennis team

Application deadline: Varies

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
Varies

Scott Case Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Scott Case to provide scholarships for Hudson tennis players.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Active on the tennis team

Application deadline: Varies

Hudson Varies
Martin O. Chapman and Roberta M. Chapman Humanitarian Scholarship Fund

Martin O. Chapman and Roberta M. Chapman Humanitarian Scholarship Fund

Established by Mary V. Chapman and Roberta Chapman to honor former Garfield High School principal Martin O. Chapman by providing book scholarships for two graduating seniors.


Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Garfield High School
  • Excellence in academic or vocational skill development 
  • Service to the school or local community for the betterment of others

Application deadline: April 1

Service Area:
Akron

Amount:
$500

Martin O. Chapman and Roberta M. Chapman Humanitarian Scholarship Fund

Established by Mary V. Chapman and Roberta Chapman to honor former Garfield High School principal Martin O. Chapman by providing book scholarships for two graduating seniors.


Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Garfield High School
  • Excellence in academic or vocational skill development 
  • Service to the school or local community for the betterment of others

Application deadline: April 1

Akron $500
Richard Chenoweth Qualified Designated Scholarship Fund

Richard Chenoweth Qualified Designated Scholarship Fund

Established by GAR Foundation to provide college scholarships for financially needy Summit County students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Resident of Summit County
  • Financial need
  • Enrolled in an in-state higher education institution (including community colleges) accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents

Application deadline: March 18

Service Area:
Summit County

Amount:
Varies

Richard Chenoweth Qualified Designated Scholarship Fund

Established by GAR Foundation to provide college scholarships for financially needy Summit County students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Resident of Summit County
  • Financial need
  • Enrolled in an in-state higher education institution (including community colleges) accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents

Application deadline: March 18

Summit County Varies
Coming Together Diversity Scholarship Fund

Coming Together Diversity Scholarship Fund

Established by Coming Together, an organization created in 1993 to promote racial harmony and cultural awareness in our community, to provide scholarships for students in Akron Public Schools.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior in Akron Public Schools
  • Enrolled in a four-year college or university

Application deadline: April 1

Service Area:
Akron

Amount:
$1,200

Coming Together Diversity Scholarship Fund

Established by Coming Together, an organization created in 1993 to promote racial harmony and cultural awareness in our community, to provide scholarships for students in Akron Public Schools.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior in Akron Public Schools
  • Enrolled in a four-year college or university

Application deadline: April 1

Akron $1,200
Michael Corbett Memorial Fund

Michael Corbett Memorial Fund

Established by the Corbett family in memory of Michael Corbett, who died at the age of 15 after a courageous battle with cancer. The fund provides scholarships for Cuyahoga Falls High School students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Cuyahoga Falls High School
  • Recommendation from two teachers, coaches or advisors
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Special consideration is given to students who have encountered adversity

Application deadline: March 18

Service Area:
Cuyahoga Falls

Amount:
$1,000

Michael Corbett Memorial Fund

Established by the Corbett family in memory of Michael Corbett, who died at the age of 15 after a courageous battle with cancer. The fund provides scholarships for Cuyahoga Falls High School students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Cuyahoga Falls High School
  • Recommendation from two teachers, coaches or advisors
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Special consideration is given to students who have encountered adversity

Application deadline: March 18

Cuyahoga Falls $1,000
Dirk J. Desanzo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dirk J. Desanzo Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Service Area:
Various

Amount:
$1,000

Dirk J. Desanzo Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Various $1,000
Les Dingledine Memorial Scholarship Fund

Les Dingledine Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Les Dingledine, a 1963 graduate of Hudson High School who earned 11 varsity letters, to provide scholarships for one baseball player and one softball player each year.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Active on the baseball or softball team
Application deadline: Varies

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
Varies

Les Dingledine Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Les Dingledine, a 1963 graduate of Hudson High School who earned 11 varsity letters, to provide scholarships for one baseball player and one softball player each year.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Active on the baseball or softball team
Application deadline: Varies
Hudson Varies
Dombo-Fielder Communication Scholarship for Women

Dombo-Fielder Communication Scholarship for Women

Established in honor of George and Margaret Dombo to provide scholarships for female students from Akron public or parochial schools.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Female student in Akron public or parochial schools
  • Planning to study communications
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a four-year public college in Ohio

Application deadline: April 1

Service Area:
Akron

Amount:
$1,000

Dombo-Fielder Communication Scholarship for Women

Established in honor of George and Margaret Dombo to provide scholarships for female students from Akron public or parochial schools.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Female student in Akron public or parochial schools
  • Planning to study communications
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a four-year public college in Ohio

Application deadline: April 1

Akron $1,000
Margot Eiseman Scholarship Fund

Margot Eiseman Scholarship Fund

Established to carry on Margot Eiseman's legacy as an artist and educator by helping young artists pursue their dreams of an education and career in art.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at a Summit County high school
  • Planning to pursue a career in art or art education
  • Priority is given to those studying fiber arts
  • Personal interview may be requested
 Application deadline: January 15

Service Area:
Summit County

Amount:
Varies

Margot Eiseman Scholarship Fund

Established to carry on Margot Eiseman's legacy as an artist and educator by helping young artists pursue their dreams of an education and career in art.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at a Summit County high school
  • Planning to pursue a career in art or art education
  • Priority is given to those studying fiber arts
  • Personal interview may be requested
 Application deadline: January 15
Summit County Varies
Roland E. Gamble Memorial Fund

Roland E. Gamble Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Roland E. Gamble, a music educator at Hudson High School for 28 years who died of cancer in 1995. Each year, this scholarship is awarded to a student who participated in band, orchestra or choir.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Participation in band, orchestra or choir
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement, leadership and citizenship
Application deadline: April 8

Service Area:
Hudson

Amount:
$2,000

Roland E. Gamble Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Roland E. Gamble, a music educator at Hudson High School for 28 years who died of cancer in 1995. Each year, this scholarship is awarded to a student who participated in band, orchestra or choir.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Senior at Hudson High School
  • Participation in band, orchestra or choir
  • Financial need
  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement, leadership and citizenship
Application deadline: April 8
Hudson $2,000
Ann Lane Gates Scholarship Fund

Ann Lane Gates Scholarship Fund

Established by Ann Lane Gates to provide scholarships for Project GRAD Akron Public Schools students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Student in Project GRAD program
  • Student in Akron Public Schools
  • Planning to study education
  • Qualify for financial assistance
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Active community volunteer
Application deadline: May 1

Service Area:
Akron

Amount:
$1,500

Ann Lane Gates Scholarship Fund

Established by Ann Lane Gates to provide scholarships for Project GRAD Akron Public Schools students.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Student in Project GRAD program
  • Student in Akron Public Schools
  • Planning to study education
  • Qualify for financial assistance
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Active community volunteer
Application deadline: May 1
Akron $1,500