The Summit Foundation is thrilled to announce the award of 48 college sophomore scholarships, aimed at providing invaluable support to students as they continue to pursue their academic dreams. These scholarships represent our commitment to empowering Summit County students to overcome challenges and achieve their aspirations.

Transitioning from high school to college can be a daunting experience for many students. The freshman year adjustment, in particular, can present unique hurdles, both academically and personally. At the Summit Foundation, we understand the significance of this pivotal phase in a student's life and how essential it is to offer support during this critical period.

The Summit Foundation firmly believes that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future for both individuals and communities. By offering these scholarships, we aim to create a profound and positive impact on the lives of young scholars and contribute to the development of a more prosperous and thriving Summit County.

"We recognize the challenges students face during their freshman year in college, and we are immensely proud to be able to extend our support to these outstanding young scholars for their sophomore year," said Jeanne Bistranin, Executive Director of the Summit Foundation. "Through these scholarships, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering a community that values education and invests in the dreams of our youth. Together, we can build a future where every student has the opportunity to realize their full potential."

The application process for the sophomore scholarships opens in the spring to all eligible students of Summit County. The Summit Foundation selection committee thoughtfully evaluates each application in the selection process.

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