Each year the Touchdown Club Foundation awards four $1,000 college scholarships to qualified student/athletes. Following are the requirements and procedures and the application form.


  1. Graduate from a senior high school located in Summit County, Portage County, or select schools from Medina County.
  2. During senior year in high school earn at least one (1) varsity letter for participation in an interscholastic sport.
  3. Meet the minimum academic standards set for applicants for Athletic grants-in-aid, at the college they wish to attend — maintain academic requirements that exist for students at the same school who hold athletic grants or awards.
  4. Complete the Touchdown Club Scholarship Application form (please type) and return to chairperson — Jill Hanigofsky 497 Koerber Avenue Akron, Ohio 44314, BEFORE FEBRUARY 21, 2018. ENCLOSE WITH APPLICATION A TRANSCRIPT OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADES, CREDITS, AND ACT SCORES.
  5. Make arrangements to have TWO (2) letters of recommendation sent to scholarship chairperson (Ms. Jill Hanigofsky) BEFORE FEBRUARY 21, 2018.
  6. Complete entrance requirements and file application forms for enrollement to university or college of applicant’s choice — by JUNE 1, 2018.

NOTE: Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail as soon as award winners are determined, but not later than April 05, 2018

2016 James E. Sovacool Scholarship Award Winners

John Bowen carries a 4.515 GPA at Firestone High School. Enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program, John also competes on the cross country, bowling and track teams. John will pursue a degeree is Aerospace Engineering.

Loren Coontz is ranked first in her class at Southeast High School. She has amassed nine letters and is a regional qualifier for the track team as a long jumper and a member of various relay teams. Loren will attend Marietta College.

Malerie Mysza boasts a 4.3 GPS at Nordonia High School. Malerie participates in cross country, track and swimming for the Knights. She plans a career as an occupational therapist.

Josepth Piazza has a 4.0 at Walsh Jesuit High School. A standout member of the Warriors boys volleyball team, Joseph will continue the sport at Mount Saint Joseph University. He will stud Biology.