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 fifteenth year of the program! With some new ideas and activities in mind, OSLI 2015 plans to be one like no other!

The 2015 Oelschlager Summer Leadership Institute will run from Friday, June 19th to Thursday, June 25th.

Information About the Institute for Participants

Information About the Institute for Akron Mentors

Sample Itinerary 

For more information, contact Aysen Ulupinar or Brandon Mikulski at 330.972.5288 or

2015 OSLI Institute Directors:

Aysen Ulupinar, Residence Life and Housing
Brandon Mikulski, Residence Life and Housing