Home / News and Events / 2017 Joseph L. Ruby Scholarship Opportunities Now Open News & Events 2017 Joseph L. Ruby Scholarship Opportunities Now Open Contact: Laura Villwock Phone 330-899-5337 firstname.lastname@example.org 1550 Corporate Woods Parkway Uniontown, OH 44685 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities announces the opening of applications for the 2017-2018 Joseph L. Ruby Scholarship Opportunity Uniontown, OH, August 3, 2017: Each year, Direction Home Akron Canton offers at least one scholarship stipend of $5,000 or more to one college student studying in the field of gerontology, social work, health and human services, nursing, or a related social services field to assist students in covering the costs of academic expenses. The Joseph L. Ruby Student Scholarship recognizes students with a vested interest in the long-term care of older adults and persons with disabilities. Winners must live in or attend school in Portage, Stark, Summit, or Wayne County, Ohio. Current employees of Direction Home are not eligible for this scholarship. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Direction Home Akron Canton has teamed with the Akron Community Foundation to offer a more streamlined application experience. To be considered for the 2017 Joseph L. Ruby Student Scholarship applicants please include the following: Letter of reference, professional or academic A copy of your most recent transcript Signature of academic advisor or department advisor Essay addressing: Your educational goals, as well as current and proposed coursework Your current and future occupational goals Your need for the scholarship. Include how you plan to use the funds (include course[s] to be taken, if known, university and/or department) Applicable work, volunteer and academic experiences Click Application to access the application Click on the link under "Application Form" or click "Back to Scholarship Search" to apply. Once you have created an account, use the "Quick Search" button or scroll down to select the Joseph L. Ruby Student Scholarship and click "Apply". It is listed alphabetically under "R". Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and select applicants will be chosen for an in-person interview with Direction Home Akron Canton's Board of Directors. Interviews will take place on October. Scholarship recipients and their families will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in December where they will receive their funds If you have any questions regarding the Student Scholarship please contact Laura Villwock at email@example.com.