YLS TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP

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.

Application deadline is March 8, 2021.

Apply today
 

Scholarship Criteria

Requirements for the applicant include:

  • High school senior attending a Carroll or Stark County school district, first-generation college student – defined as a student pursuing a four-year college or university degree whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree
  • Accumulated grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent by the demonstration of proficiency on all required state standards)
  • Submit the required materials by the deadline of March 8, 2021
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Past Scholarship Recipients

2020

  • Lauren Brown, Washington High School
  • Jose Tovar, Jr., Marlington High School
  • Ty White, Glen Oak High School

2019

  • Evahanna Cruz, Timken Early College High School
  • Sage Hester, McKinley Senior High School
  • Joseph Knopp, East Canton High School

2018

  • Jermaine Brack, Glen Oak High School
  • Meleah Nelson, Timken Early College High School
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Application

You can apply in one of two ways:

  • Download the fillable PDF below and send to laura.prengaman@uwstark.org before March 8
  • Fill out the online form below
Fillable PDF

    * Are you a Greater Stark County High School senior?


    * Are you a first-generation college student? Defined as a student pursuing a four-year college or university degree whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree.

    Excellent, you are eligible!

    Please continue the application process by completing the remaining questions.

    * represent required information


    Personal statement





    Personal information



    * What is the highest level of education your parent(s) or guardian(s) have completed?

    Please select level of education


    Academic information





    Extra-curricular activities in high school (music, clubs, sports, etc.)

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    Activities out of school (community service, scouting, faith-based etc.)

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    Work experience




    Personal (non-family) reference




    Certification statement


    I affirm that the information that I have provided on this application form and any additional material that I submit is complete, accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. I authorize each high school that I have attended to release academic and personal information, as related to this scholarship application. Any application containing false or misleading information or documentation can result in revocation of the scholarship.

    One letter of recommendation from a personal (non-family) reference and a copy of your transcript is required to complete the application process. If you do not have these at this time, please email them to Laura Prengaman at laura.prengaman@uwstark.org after you submit the online application. They will need to be submitted by the published deadline.



    We're sorry but you must be a Carroll or Stark County high school senior and a first generation college student to apply.