The Oelschlager Summer Leadership Institute (OSLI) is the result of a generous gift given to The University of Akron by Jim and Vanita Oelschlager. Due to their unparalleled generosity, area high school students are selected to participate in a seven-day summer workshop on The University of Akron's campus. 

OSLI is designed to empower high school students by introducing them to the requisite skills, attitudes, and resources for success in college. This fun, challenging experience encourages participants to adopt habits and utilize resources to become high-achieving collegiate leaders and scholars. At the conclusion of the Institute, Golden Acorn Leadership Awards of $500 are presented to participants. 

This year celebrates OSLI's sixteenth year of the program! With some new ideas and activities in mind, OSLI 2016 plans to be one like no other!

The 2016 Oelschlager Summer Leadership Institute will run from Friday, June 17th to Thursday, June 23rd

Information About the Institute for Participants

Information About the Institute for Akron Mentors

Sample Itinerary 

For more information, contact Brandon Mikulski at 330.972.5492 or

2016 OSLI Institute Directors:

Brandon Mikulski, Residence Life and Housing