Applying for a Scholarship

Students attending high school in Summit County are eligible to apply for our scholarships if they meet the criteria of academic achievement, financial need, and leadership/community service activities. The selection process is quite competitive, but all applications are encouraged and welcome.

Additionally, the Summit Foundation promotes local philanthropy by hosting an online scholarship platform for all scholarship providers in the community. Within the application, be sure to apply specifically for The Summit Foundation’s scholarship in order to be considered by The Foundation.

A small number of scholarships are available for neighboring community students if the student or their parent lives or works in Summit County. Neighboring community students participate in the same online application process as the Summit High School students and apply only to The Summit Foundation.

Beyond Freshman Year

All students who receive a scholarship from The Summit Foundation for their freshman year of college and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for a scholarship for sophomore year. The application process opens in May and is due mid-June. Please contact for more information.

In addition, The Summit Foundation awards a limited number of 4-year scholarships to graduating seniors each year, many of which are possible because of generous donors in our community.

Mountain Scholars

Mountain Scholars aims to empower aspiring first generation and academically motivated students in completing a four-year college degree or postsecondary certificate. Mountain Scholars provides scholarships and support throughout college to help students reach their education goals. Services include one-on-one mentoring, career planning, scholarship assistance and more. To learn more visit their website HERE