Scholars Academy

We rely on the generous support of our community groups, corporations, and higher education institutions to provide scholarships. See our new Scholars Academy below!

2022 Scholarship Kids


The Scholars Academy is a new program that combines the Annual Scholarship Program, networking, and college prep sessions. Students will expand their college readiness skills with our personalized development and interactive learning experiences.

donate to the scholars academy

Your generous gift will ensure Summit County seniors succeed in their next chapter. Every dollar donated goes to support our program. Investing in our students makes an impact for generations! Help students reach higher and dream bigger when you donate today.

Scholars Academy Eligibility:

  • High school senior graduating in the spring of 2023.
  • Summit County resident. 
  • A minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Enrolled in a full-time degree or trade program at an accredited college or university during the 2023-2024 school year. 
  • Application Window OPENS September 19, 2022 at 8:00AM and CLOSES October 21, 2022 at 4:00PM
  • Attend a REQUIRED Virtual Scholars Academy session. These sessions are now closed.

Apply to the Scholars Academy:

Scholars Academy Benefits

  • Guaranteed Scholarship Dollars
  • Potential Internships with Akron Employers
  • Engaging college readiness experiences

Scholars Academy Workshops

  • Money Matters
  • Self Care/ Mental Health Awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Time Management
  • NPHC College Life Step Show
  • Networking

Registration Deadline for 2023: October 14, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholars Academy Essay Question and Evaluation Rubric

Scholars Academy Flyer


The Akron Urban League awarded more than $270,000 in scholarships to local 2022 graduating high school seniors!

See the photos from last year’s event.

For more information about the program contact Ariel Whitt.

For more information on sponsorship contact Sydney Green.

Scholarship Program FAQs

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Scholarships Do wonders

Are you interested in learning more about our scholarship program? Contact Ariel Whitt for general information.