Deadline for GCEF scholarship is April 30
— The GCEF Scholarship Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied students who have positively impacted the LGBTQ community.
Established by the Gay Community Endowment Fund, the GCEF Scholarship Fund awards postsecondary academic scholarships to LGBTQ and allied students who live or study in Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. Priority is given to students who have participated in organizations or initiatives that make a positive difference in the LGBTQ community.
Last year, the fund awarded three scholarships totaling $5,800 to students at Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University and the University of Akron.
Scholarship applications are due by Monday, April 30. A link to the online application and instructions for applying are available at www.akroncf.org/applyGCEFscholarship. Applicants must reapply annually by submitting a new application.
For info about the GCEF Scholarship Fund, contact Dr. Patricia Rubin, scholarship chair, at (330) 418-6431. Questions about the application process should be directed to Diane Schumaker, scholarships and grants administrator, at (330) 436-5615 or [email protected].
The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation established the GCEF Scholarship Fund in 2012 to provide scholarships for LGBTQ and allied students who live or attend school in the geographic area served by the fund, including Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. Founded in 2001, the Gay Community Endowment Fund is a permanent philanthropic endowment of Akron Community Foundation. It facilitates and perpetuates philanthropy by supporting programs and services that positively impact the LGBTQ community and Greater Akron as a whole. Since its inception, the fund has grown to more than $1.3 million while reinvesting nearly $475,000 into the community. Contributions of any amount are welcome and support future grantmaking. Donations may also be designated for the GCEF Scholarship Fund. Checks should be sent to the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, 345 W. Cedar St., Akron, OH 44307-2407. For info, or to contribute, call (330) 376-8522 or visit www.gaycommunityfund.org.