In a unique partnership, the Akron Public Schools and The University of Akron will offer a scholarship opportunity to qualified APS seniors that promises for some a tuition-free college degree. Designed to grow Akron’s next generation of innovators, the scholarship recognizes and rewards the hard work of motivated high school graduates.
Our shared goal is to create and expand a diverse Akron talent pool with a scholarship program that is based on academic preparation, performance and service to the community.
In the next generation of innovators, we will develop the creative thinking, problem-solving and team-building skills essential for success in Ohio’s 21st century economy.
Students enrolled in Akron Public Schools who apply for admission to The University of Akron are automatically considered for the scholarship.
The university will provide the district with the names of those who meet the academic requirements for the scholarship. The district will verify that the students who meet the requirements have attended APS for four consecutive years.
UA has developed three, broad eligibility criteria:
100 percent tuition scholarship is renewable upon maintaining a cumulative 3.0 college GPA. (Students who earn a 2.8 to 3.0 college GPA may petition to renew the scholarship.)
The Innovation Generation Scholarship may be awarded up to eight, full-time semesters or through the receipt of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.
Full-time study is 12 or more credit hours a semester, but 16 credit hours per semester is recommended to graduate in four years.
There is no scholarship application; however, applicants must apply for admission to the university.
Complete admissions materials include:
Students must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
The 2013 deadline for fall admission is April 15.
In future years, the admissions deadline will be March 1.