College textbooks are a necessary, but costly, expense that is not typically covered by academic scholarships. Our Young Leaders Society (YLS) helps ease that burden for high school students through its textbook scholarship fund. This scholarship is a $1,000 award, renewable for up to four years, created to offset the expense of books needed to further a student’s education after high school.
The 2023 scholarship applications deadline is March 31, 2023.
Recipients may receive up to $4,000 in scholarship funds.
To be eligible for the scholarship award, students must:
Be a high school senior attending a Greater Stark County school district (Stark and Carroll Counties included)
Be a first-generation college student – defined as a student pursuing a 2-year associate’s degree or four-year college or university degree whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a 2-year associate’s degree or four-year college or university degree
Have an accumulated grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale or the equivalent by the demonstration of proficiency on all required state standards
Submit the below application, an official high school transcript and one letter of recommendation from a personal (non-family) reference by the published deadline of March 31, 2023, 10PM EST
Each of these criteria is a requirement, along with other factors as may be determined by the United Way Young Leaders Society Steering Committee. Students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.