AKRON, Ohio – December 1, 2015 – The Akron Urban League is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Annual Scholarship Program. All high school seniors residing and attending high school in Summit County are eligible to apply. To be considered for various scholarship opportunities, students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and submit a 2016 Akron Urban League Scholarship application along with a letter of recommendation, a personal essay, the student’s 2016 FAFSA student aid report, and official transcripts to Vernia Neal, Akron Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44307. Deadline for completed applications is 5:00 pm, Thursday, February 12, 2016.
In its 30th year, the Akron Urban League Scholarship program offers third party scholarships to deserving seniors enrolled in Summit County high schools planning to attend college or trade school. In 2015, with the generous support of various corporate and community sponsors, the Akron Urban League was able to award scholarships to 42 students valued at over $130,000.
Scholarships are presented each year at the Akron Urban League’s Annual Meeting and Scholarship Luncheon which will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Scholarship applications are available at http://www.akronurbanleague.org/education/scholarship-program or at the Akron Urban League. For more information, contact Vernia Neal at 234-542-4134.