High School Seniors,

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you to apply for the 2024 Scholars Academy Scholarship Program. This scholarship initiative collaborates with many organizations throughout Summit County to support promising students from Summit County in pursuing their higher education goals. The Scholars Academy Program not only provides financial assistance but fosters a supportive community and offers valuable resources to help you thrive academically.

Please review the Scholars Academy Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements below:

Summit County Resident & Student

High School Senior graduating in Spring 2024

Minimum 2.5 GPA Cumulative

Dedicated to furthering their education at an accredited College, University or Trade program

Last year, thanks to the supportive and generous sponsors and partners,, we were able to provide 25 students with over $300,000.00 in scholarships. Additionally our program offered Scholar Sessions focused on professionalism and workforce development, networking, and mental health, providing valuable resources beyond financial assistance.

To apply, please visit the link and complete The 2024 Scholars Academy Scholarship Program Application no later than Monday, March 11th, 2024 by 4:00PM. Be sure to include all of the required documents and information listed below to ensure your application is considered:

500 Minimum Word Essay (link to rubric is in the application form)

Official High School Transcript

Copy of Current Report Card w/ 1st & 2nd Semester Grades

1 Letter of Recommendation from a current or recent past Teacher, School Counselor, or School Personnel

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Number

Recent Headshot of the Applicant

Please be sure to completely read and review.

Following the submission of your application, you may be contacted to schedule an in-person interview. In order to advance in the selection process and select an interview date and time, ALL supporting documents/information must be submitted with your scholarship application.

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Education Department at education@akronurbanleague.org . We are here to support you throughout the application process.

We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for a 2024 Scholars Academy Scholarship!

Best Regards,

Brandon Waithe

Director of Education and Learning

T: (234) 208-8357 | W: akronurbanleague.org

440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron OH 44307