Scholarship Fund

Project GRAD Akron provides a $4,000.00 (payable $1,000.00 yearly) college scholarship to each graduating senior who successfully fulfills the rigorous Project GRAD Akron Learning Contract. Since 2006, Project GRAD Akron has awarded nearly $1.7 Million in scholarships to Buchtel High School's graduating seniors.


By contributing to Project GRAD Akron, you are helping to make the dream of a college education for the students we serve in the Akron Public Schools.  Project GRAD Akron believes that all students in high-need, low-income schools can graduate from high school and pursue a college degree. 

For nearly fifteen years, Project GRAD Akron has been deeply committed to advancing the vision of high school graduation and college success for all. Project GRAD Akron fulfills its mission through the provision of services in the areas of academic support, social services, college access, college awareness and readiness, and scholarship.  Our students and families are supported by full-time and part-time staff, college interns, and board and community volunteers who provide programs and support to students, their family members, and teachers.  Our current schools are:  Buchtel (grades 7-12), Crouse (grades K-6), Helen Arnold (grades K-6), and Schumacher (grades K-6).