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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.

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 14, 2022 at 4:00PM
  • Attend a REQUIRED Virtual Scholars Academy session on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Thursday, September 15, 2022, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Thursday, September 29,2022 or Wednesday, October 5, 2022. All sessions will be from 4 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Register for an information session:

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 the 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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Lighter Than Air

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

Learn more

Scholarships Do wonders

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