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Scholarship Program

We rely on the generous support of our community groups, corporations, and higher education institutions to provide scholarships. Thank you for supporting the 2022 graduates!

AUL Scholarship recipient posing with her award

The Akron Urban League distributed more than $240,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors graduating in 2021. Of that amount, 47 scholarships were issued, with five “full-ride” scholarships given.

For more information about the program contact Ariel Whitt.

For more information on sponsorship contact Nicole Curet.

Scholarship Program FAQs


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Summit County


  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Akron Urban League Community Scholarship
  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
  • Coltene Whaledent
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Jolly Twelve Social Club
  • Kent State University
  • Lighter Than Air
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • Stark State College Foundation
  • Summa Health
  • Synthomer Foundation
  • Thaddeus Garrett Jr. Foundation
  • The Thurman Family Scholarship
  • Tiretown Golf Club
  • The University of Akron
  • The Williams Challenge


  • Akron Community Foundation
  • Akron Pride Festival
  • Bridgestone
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Coltene
  • County of Summit ADM Board
  • Family Promise of Summit County
  • GOJO Industries, Inc.
  • Huntington Bank
  • Metis Construction
  • METRO Regional Transit Authority
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • Summit Education Initiative
  • United Way of Summit & Medina

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Scholarships Do wonders

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