Scholarship Program

Striving to Improve Lives of Students in Summit County

For the 34th consecutive year, the Akron Urban League will offer scholarships to high school seniors, residing and attending school in Summit County, sponsored by community groups, corporations, and higher education institutions.

Our scholarship program is aligned with our mission: to improve the lives of the citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans. While all applications will be considered, our goal is to address the population we serve as stated in our mission.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Reside in and attend a high school located in Summit County, Ohio.
  • Applicants must be in their Senior year, entering post-secondary education in Fall 2020.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.5.
  • All applicants must complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor and submit a personal essay (See application for details).
  • All Awardees will be required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work prior to scholarship disbursement (usually completed in the Summer months prior to college attendance).

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 OUR 2019 RECIPIENTS! 

  • Noah Bishop - OMNOVA Foundation - $2,000
  • Hope Brown - Summa Foundation - $1,000
  • Donald Butts - Thaddeus Garrett Jr. Foundation - $3,000
  • Destiny Druso - The Williams Challenge - $2,000
  • Maria Finney - OMNOVA Foundation - $2,000
  • Damara Gibson - Kent State University - $40,048
  • Marquele Higgins - Akron Metropolitan Housing - $1,000
  • Jataysia Hitchcock - Thaddeus Garrett Jr. Foundation - $3,000
  • Audrea Holley - The University of Akron - $11,500
  • Alana Hopson - Thaddeus Garrett Jr. Foundation - $3,000
  • Bryana Housley - The Pearl Foundation - Jeannetta Welch Brown - $1,000
  • Isaiah Jackson - Cleveland Clinic Akron General - $1,000
  • Imani Jackson - Cleveland Clinic Akron General - $1,000
  • Ronasia Kelley - Dominion Foundation - $1,500
  • Mychael Leno - FedEx Custom Critical - $4,000
  • Kareemat Melaiye - The University of Akron - $11,500 
  • Carnia Melton - Stark State College Foundation - $5,000
  • HollyAnne Newbery - The University of Akron - $11,500
  • Yadana Paing - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations - $1,500
  • Christopher Painter - AUL Guild & Young Professionals - $1,000
  • Aung Pwe - Stark State College Foundation - $5,000
  • Nul Rai - The University of Akron - $11,500
  • Ronald Raine, Jr - Goodyear Tire & Rubber - $5,000
  • Phillip Reynolds - Goodyear Tire & Rubber - $5,000
  • Cecelia Sese - Kent State University - $40,048
  • Leila Sims - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations - $1,500
  • Zoey Stone - The University of Akron - $11,500
  • Nyreyon Thomas - Akron Urban League Staff & Board - $1,000
  • Jaden Thornburg - The Jolly 12 Social Club - $1,000
  • Alexis Whittaker - Roetzel & Andress - $1,000
  • Ky’Asia Williams - Akron Urban League Staff & Board - $1,000
  • Cedric Williams - The Williams Challenge - $2,000
  • Wan Yu - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff - $1,500