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Academic grades (A,B,C,D,F) encompass an evaulation of homework, test grades, class work, quizzes, reports, projects, participation, and attendance. Citizenship grades (1,2,3,4,5) encompass courtesy, participation, attitude, dependability, trustworthiness, effort, initiative, and good behavior. Interim report cards are issued approximately midway through each grading period. 

Honor Roll status is achieved by maintaining a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. Merit Roll status is achieved by maintaining a G.P.A. between 3.0 - 3.499.

Career Passports are very important for our students' education and are needed for them to graduate. There are certain things required to be in your career passport. You should keep reading, especially if you are a senior.


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Students, be aware that the list posted here will not include scholarships offered by a University for their prospective students. Check with the admissions office of the university of your choice to see what scholarships they offer to their students.

 Scholarships are listed in order they are received - find them in the same number folder 

Box of paper applications located in the GRC

1  AES Scholarship


Oct 4

 You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
 This Scholarship is intended for leaders across a wide spectrum of
 fields of study.  It will be awarded on the basis of character, as
 determined by the essay.  Application and essay @

2  Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship Program    

Oct 25

 2.5 GPA, min 18 ACT, meet specific income guidelines based on
 parents adjusted gross income, enrolled in a high school located in
 Northeast Ohio, will graduate in 2014 and plan to enroll in college
 2014-2015 and major in areas that would lead to a career working
 for a professional sports organization such as business, accounting,
 public relations, journalism, kinesiology or exercise science, event
 management, etc

3  Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest     

$1,000 to $2,000     

Jan 15, 2014

This is an essay writing competition.  See application for more
 details.  To get an entry form, go to

4 Student     



 Various scholarships listed.  See paper located in the
 scholarship box for details.

5 The National Co-op Scholarship Program   


Feb 15

 Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and apply and be accepted for
 the 2014-2015 academic year at one of the WACE Partner
 Institutions:  Clarkson Univ, SUNY Oswego, Drexel Univ,
 Univ of Cincinnati, Johnson & Wales, Univ of Massachusetts Lowell
 RIT, Univ of Toledo and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
 Apply online at

6  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship   

up to $3,000

 Unweighted GPA of 3.5 and higher, ACT 26 or above, SAT combined
 Critical Reading and Math score of 1200 or above, demonstrate unmet
 financial need.

7  Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program    

one yr non-renewable  single $1,000

June 1, 2014       

 Intend to pursue an animation field, demonstrate academic
 success, submit an essay.  Application and essay can be
 submitted online at

8  Aspiring Pharmacy Technician Scholarship Program  


June 1, 2014

 Students who are interested in pursuing a pharmacology
 career path at an accredited post-secondary school/college.

9  Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship   


June 1, 2014

 Students interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an
 accredited post-secondary school/college.  Visit

10 Pittsburgh Technical Institute         

up to $6,000   

March 7, 2014

 Following scholarships BPA, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA
 HS Student Gov't, HOSA, JROTC, NHS, Skills USA,
 TSA, Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition, National
 Tech Honor Society

11 Horatio Alger Association       

$5,000 to $20,000  

Aug 1 - Oct 25

 US citizen with financial need, exhibit high integrity, and perseverance
 in overcoming personal adversity.

12 Essay Contest Optimist Club of Akron      

$3,500 district level  

Feb 7, 2014

 Contest is open to students under age 19 who have not yet
 graduated high school.  Essay must be 700 - 800 words
 "How Dreams Lead to Success"

13 Oratorical Contest Optimist Club of Akron     

$3,500 district level  

Feb 21, 2014

 Contest is open to students under age 19 who have not yet
 graduated high school.  Speech must be at least 4 mins but
 not over 5 mins in length "How My Passions Impact the World"

14 Big Sun Scholarship     


 June 20, 2014

 All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of
 which sport they participated in.  Essay submission 

15 Bowling Green Science & Math Education in Action  


January 27, 2014

 Ohio resident, incoming freshman Fall 2014, min high
 school GPA 3.0, Recommended min ACT of 23,
 Considering a career teaching science and/or math

16 Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program   


June 14, 2014

 Submit an essay on the topic listed on the website

17 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program   

up to $40,000  

January 9, 2014

 Students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive,
 integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships

18 SQ PWP Scholarship Program       

February 1, 2014

 Currently high school sophomore, junior, or senior maintaining
 a minimum "C" grade average or higher, currently a varsity
 level athlete in one or more sports, and a committed follower
 of Jesus Christ

19 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award       

December 18, 2013

 Graduating seniors who operate their own small business

20 Graphic Arts Council Educational Scholarship Program     

December 9, 2013

 In Graphic Communications Management and Technology, with a desire
 to be employed in the Graphic Communications industry in the Northeast
 Ohio area after graduation

21 Graphic Arts Council Outstanding Student Award Nomination    

December 9, 2013

 In Commercial Art Graphic Design and Printing classes

22 Graphic Arts Council Benny Awards       

December 9, 2013

 In Graphic Design & Printing

23 PTA Scholarships        

December 31, 2013

 Parent or guardian of applicant must be a member, must be a
 graduating senior of Akron Public Schools, min 2.5 GPA, complete

24 UA Choose Ohio First STEM Scholarship     

early December 21, 2013
reg March 1, 2014

 You must be enrolled full time in pursuit of a degree in a science,
 technology, engineering or mathematics related discipline. 

25 Margot Eiseman Scholarship    


January 15, 2014

 Seniors majoring in Art or Art Education who live in Summit county

26 Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarship Program   


February 14, 2014

 Based on academic achievement, extracurricular and community
 involvement, 500-word essay and interview, and must reside in
 Summit County

27 Boston Univ Scholarships        

December 1, 2013

 Trustee      full tuition
 Presidential      $20,000 renewable 

28 Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools     

April 11, 2014

 Applicant must have a "C" average, be nominated by a current
 member of the Ohio Legislature, and meet entrance requirements
 of intended school

29 Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students

 Nearly 40 scholarship opportunities, explaining eligibility, award
 specifics and how to apply

30 Thiel        

up to full tuition

 Academic scholarships and academic competitions

31 BBB Laws of Life Essay Contest    

$25 to $500  

February 7, 2014

 "How should I live my life?" "What is important to me?"
 "Who or what taught me the most valuable lessons in
 life?"  For juniors and seniors to self-reflect and write
 about these questions and in the process learn about
 themselves and what they stand for.

32 Kappa Foundation of Akron Scholarship   


January 31, 2014

 High school seniors currently pursuing a nursing or
 pre-nursing course of study

33 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Future Change Makers Scholarhsip 

(two) $2,500  

January 24, 2014

 African American high school seniors seeking higher
 educational opportunities.  3.0 GPA and 300 - 500
 word typed essay.

34 Ohio Credit Union Scholarship Program      

February 28, 2014

 Local credit unions awarding three - 1st place $1,000
 2nd place $500, and 3rd place $500.  If chosen to participate
 in statewide scholarship, five scholarships awarded $3,000

35 Ohio Black Women's Leadership Caucus Book Scholarship

February 18, 2014

Minority male or female graduating from an Akron Public School, 3.5 cum GPA, two letters of recommendation, official transcript

36 Tradition of Caring Nursing Scholarship

January 31, 2014

Pursuing a pre-nursing or nursing course of study.  Student must be a resident of a community served by a Newcomer Funeral Home. 

37 Burger King

January 10, 2014

High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  All North America high school seniors, Burger King employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners are eligible. up to $50,000.

38 B. Davis Scholarship

May 26, 2014

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the topic below:

Discuss, in less than 1000 words, what you would consider to be the most important issue that society has to deal with in the next 10 or 20 years? Why do you think this issue so important?

39 Akron Urban League

February 21, 2014

Essay, 20 volunteer service hours at the Akron Urban League (after scholarship awarded), copy of the

40 Junior Women's Civic Club

three $2,000 scholarships

March 29, 2014

Female high school senior who will attend an Ohio College or University in the Fall of 2014.  Volunteer
service, min 2.5 GPA, financial need, must not be a child or grandchild of a JWCC memberFemale resident of
Summit or Medina County, financial need, volunteer service, academics, and
financial need.

41 William B. Snow

February 28, 2014

Career ed student who has a 3.0 or greater in career ed classes with an overall 2.5 GPA,
no more than 25 days of absence at completion of program, community service, and school

42 William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc.

fifteen $3,000 per year renewable

April 5, 2014

Applicants must complete FAFSA SAR and EFC must be less than $8,000, candidate must
already know their career goal and be highly motivated, min 3.2 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation,
and a single page essay along with notarized application

43 Ohio PTA


March 1, 2014

For academic, technical, or special education student, letter of recommendation required with

44 Greater Akron Touchdown Club Foundation James E. Sovacool Scholarship

four $1,000 scholarships

March 1, 2014

Graduate of Summit, Portage and some of Medina high schools.  Earned at least one (1) varsity
letter for participation in an interscholastic sport.  Completed application, 2 letters of recommendation,
high school transcript

45 Women's Network/Judith Resnik Scholarship

$1,000 renewable

March 31, 2014

young woman graduating from a public or private high school in Summit, Stark, Portage, Wayne or
Medina county.  Must be pursuing degree in Science, Engineering, or Math.  3.0 GPA


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47 Fields of Learning Scholarship Program

March 31, 2014

Essay contest.  Essays should tell us something you learned related to high school football.  This is not limited to
experiences of actually being on the high school football team.  For example, maybe you learned
something as a cheerleader, a band member or as a fan who attended games.  Maybe you learned
something from an experience a friend or relative had.  Or maybe high school football had an impact
on your school or your community that ultimately had an effect on you.  Really, anything you think of
that has any connection at all to high school football is fine to submit

48 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

one $2,000 scholarship

February 15, 2014

Seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university and intend to pursue a career in television
or a television-related field.

49 Summit Endodontic Specialists, Inc Scholarship

April 1, 2014

Must be a 2014 graduating high school senior and have plans to pursue the dental, medical or
science-related field

50 Ellet Women's Club Ruth McKnight Scholarship

April 11, 2014

Offered to either a male or female.  Must live in the Ellet district, be in top third of the senior
class, planning to attend a college, university or accredited trade school within the state of Ohio.

51 Richard Averitte Memorial Scholarship


APS student who has participated in a music program based on financial need, scholastic
achievement, leadership and citizenship.  Essay and letter of recommendation required

52 Coming Together Scholarship


April 1, 2014

Essay detailing how racial harmony and cultural awareness have played a role in their education.
Letter of recommendation

53 Esther Simonetti Owen Future Educators Scholarship fund of Akron Community Foundation


April 12, 2014

APS senior who has at least four years in APS.  3.25 GPA or higher, preference given to
students who have an aptitude for, interest in and experience working with children

54 Anne K. Petry Scholarship


March 30, 2014

APS student who will attend college to study special education, essay and letter of recommendation

55 Acorn Scholarship

$1,000 renewable

One male and one female APS senior, must exhibit financial need, 2.0 GPA or higher, preference
given to students that participated in the Performing or Visual Arts during high school

56 Dombo-Fielder Communication Scholarshp


April 30, 2014

Female graduates of APS interested in studying communication at a four-year Ohio public college
qualify for financial assistance, essay and letter of recommendation

57 Ryland Robert Reel Memorial Scholarship

March 15, 2014

graduating senior that has played JV or Varsity football, baseball, or softball for a minimum of
two years, min 2.8 GPA, good citizenship and sportsmanship,essay and financial need indicated on SAR

58 VFW Scholarship

Three VFW scholarships avail in the amt of $2,000

March 21, 2014

Must be US citizen and must attend an accredited college or university in the US.  Based on academic
excellence, commitment to field of study, community service and activitie as well as relationship to a veteran.

59 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

$500 renewable

March 17, 2014

Min 3.0 GPA, recommendation letter, must apply for all financial aid available at the college or university of
their choice.  Along with application, 300-500 word typed essay, FAFSA or W2 verification.

60 Kappa Kappa Iota Nu Chapter Scholarship for Future Educators


April 4, 2014

Desire to pursue a career in education, applicaton and essay

61 OMNOVA Scholarship

Two $2,000 renewable scholarships to graduating seniors from ea Akron Public Schools High School

March 14, 2014

Four yers of high school mathematics including Algebra II, two years of Laboratory Science, school
and community involvement, economic need and/or outstanding academic ability and performance,
recommendation letter, 3.0 GPA.  Application, transcript, essay, letter of recommendation,
SAR Report (from the FAFSA).

62  John B. Yasinsky Scholarship

$3,000 renewable

March 14, 2014

Pursuing a college education in science and technology.  Four yers of high school mathematics including
Algebra II, two years of Laboratory Science, school and community involvement, economic need and/or
outstanding academic ability and performance, recommendation letter, 3.0 GPA.  Application, transcript,
essay, letter of recommendation, SAR Report (from the FAFSA).

63 Italian American Professional & Businessmen's Club Scholarship

$4,000 scholarship

April 15, 2014

Applicants must be sponsored by members in good standing based on:  Italian descent, scholastic ability,
need, character, and activities.  Two letters of recommendation

64 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

may be awarded full tuition

February 28, 2014

Be a US citizen, 3.0 GPA, been accepted for admission to one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black
Land-Grant Universities, intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related
academic disciplines.  Demonstrate leadership and community service.

65 Richard Chenowith Qualified Scholarship Fund

$1,000 min per yr

March 3, 2014

Applicant must be a resident of Summit County, plan to attend an in-state institution of higher education
accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents including community colleges.  Applicants must exhibit financial

66 Ruhlin-Panzica-Jenkins Scholarship

$1,250/yr for 2 yrs

March 4, 2014

APS senior currently enrolled in construction, engineering or architecture and plan to pursue post-secondary
training in the areas of construction, engineering, or architecture and will attend a post-secondary
institution immediately after graduation.

67 BGSU Mathematics & Statistics Department Scholarship


Incoming freshmen who wish to study and prepare for a job in the rapidly emerging field of Data Science.

68 Kent State/Akron NAACP Scholarship

full tuition renewable

APS senior who has been admitted to Kent State, demonstrates financial need and completed FAFSA,
3.35 GPS, African American, Hispanic, or Native American, essay required

69 College Club of Akron


May 31, 2014

Summit County high school seniors who will be attending The University of Akron or Kent State

70 Great Lakes Neuro/Technologies' Biomedical Engineering Education Scholarship

2 awards are available (one per student)
$1,000 GLNT Dave Stolarski Memorial BME Scholarship
$1,000 GLNT Duncan Lowne Memorial BME Scholarship

Must currently reside and be a senior at a Northeast Ohio high school, intend to study
Biomedical Engineering at a four-year college or university during Fall 2014, and have a
cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Essays and letter of recommendation required.

71 Mary Helen Bowers Scholarship Fund Scholarship

April 6, 2014
3.0 GPA or higher, letter of acceptance, must be one of fields of study:  (a) music degree with a
vocal music concentration (performance or education) (b) music degree with any concentration 
(performance or education) (c) education degree

72  Bruce Buckholzer Scholarship

(4) $1,000 scholarships
Must be a high school senior, male or female, living within Akron/Summit County, must have lettered
in a varsity sport, 3.0 GPA or above for 4 yrs of high school, will be attending college in the upcoming

73  JFSA Jack W. and Shirley Berger Scholarship

Students awarded this scholarship can recive funding of up to $10,000 each up to 4 yrs of college
(totaling $40,000) if a 3.0 GPA is maintained
Financial need, resident of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage or Summit counties, high school senior, min GPA
3.5, min SAT 1850 or ACT 28, attend a four year colleges as full-time student, seeking a secular

74 Balanced Man Scholarships

Ohio State $5,000 June 1, 2014
University of Cincinnati $4,000 July 1, 2014
Bowling Green University $1,000 September 21, 2014
University of Toledo $3,500 July 1, 2014
Miami University $1,000 September 23, 2014
Incoming male students who have been accepted to the above named schools that embody the principles of the 
Balanced Man, a focus on the ideals of a sound mind and sound body, where academics and physical health work
hand-in-hand to enhance an individual's development striving to achieve balance, all-around excellence.

75 Joy Park Scholarship

April 15, 2014
2.75 or above GPA, graduate from APS, community involvement, essay, and letter of recommendation


Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship $500 April 1, 2014
Your Favorite Car Scholarship $500 April 30, 2014
MCO Scholarship $500 May 15, 2014
Find a Law Scholarship $500 May 15, 2014
Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship $500 May 30, 2014
LM Scholarship Program $500 May 31, 2014
Odenza Vacations College Scholarship $500 June 1, 2014
Got a Spine Scholarship $500 June 2, 2014
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship $500 June 15, 2014
Lift Parts Express Scholarship $500 June 30, 2014

77 Regency Beauty Institute

one full tuition
up to five $5,000 scholarships
May 16, 2014
Current high school seniors who will graduate prior to June 30, 2014. Self-makeover photo competition

78 Jean Thomas Lambert Foundation Scholarship

up to $3,000 per semester, renewable for 3 yrs
Be a senior in Summit County and reside in Summit County.  Need based, have at least a 3.0 GPA in his/her junior and senior years, have scored at least a 22 on ACT, participated in extra-curricular activities such as sports and/or community service, 2 letters of recommendations by staff members from his/her school.

79 Frank Meadows Scholarship

one time $1,000
May 2, 2014
Senior graduating from Ellet and attending an accredited college or university in the fall.  2.75 to 3.0 GPA
involved in extra-curricular activities, applicant grew up in the Ellet community and has ties to the Ellet
community, community service.

80 BPACF (Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation) Scholarship

Min award $500
April 15, 2014
African American resident of NE Ohio, attending accredited college, university or institution in the fall, 
min GPA 2.5, priority given to financial need and "first generation".

81 IAFF Fallen Fighters Educational Scholarship

May 7, 2014
Individual graduating from a local high school or vocational school that has an interest in pursuing a career in
the Fire or Emergency Medical Service professions

82 Carrie Simon NAACP Scholarship

Up to $500 per student
May 15, 2014
Minority student, FAFSA, B- to C+ gpa, leadership experience, must submit $15 membership for NAACP

83 Judith Resnick

$1,000 renewable
May 14, 2014
Students must have had four years of math, three years of lab science, to include 1 yr of biology and 1 yr of
physics or chemistry, expressed interest in math, science or allied fields, accepted by a 4-yr accredited university, 
GPA 3.5 in all math and science, overall 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation and FAFSA SAR

84 The Pearl Foundation Memorial Scholarship

May 9, 2014
30 hrs of community service, 3.0 GPA, no suspensions, two letters of recommendation, essay

85 Al Kaf Court #144 Scholarship

May 17, 2014
2.5 GPA, essay, W2 or FAFSA SAR, letter of recommendation

86 Big Sun Scholarship

June 20, 2014
Currently involved in athletics in some capacity, either for their school or their community

Akron Public Schools posted additional scholarship information on the old Ellet Web site found here:

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