Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Akron offers thousands of scholarships. Scholarships are offered through:

Scholarships administered by the Dean's Office of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences are:

The scholarship deadline for the College scholarships (above) has passed and will re-open in January, 2015.

Scholarship Grade
Level
Academic
Merit
Financial
Need
Other Criteria
Evan B. Brewster, Jr. FR, SO, JR, SR yes
BCAS Alumni SR* yes
Bulger, Ph.D. and Foltz, M.D.  FR, SO, JR, SR yes yes commitment to UA
William J. Costigan Family FR, SO, JR, SR yes yes
Judith A. and Roger T. Read JR* yes (3.0) yes preference to those who work
Italian American in Memory of Dominic J. Guzzetta FR, SO, JR, SR, Graduate student preferred yes (3.2) yes

major in School of Music, DTAA, or Art, demonstrated financial need, and traceable Italian ancestry

Joanne J. Daverio FR, SO, JR, SR yes

major in School of Music, DTAA, FCS, Art or Communication

Pauline Franks FR, SO, JR, SR yes (3.25) major in School of Music, DTAA, or Art
Dr. Linda L. Moore FR, SO, JR, SR major School of Music, DTAA, FCS, Art or Communication

FR-freshmen, SO-sophomore, JR-junior, SR-senior
*Must be at this level during the upcoming academic year for which the scholarship is awarded; students at the Freshmen level would be continuing freshmen, not incoming freshmen

Scholarships administered by the schools and departments of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences are found in the table below:

Title Department Student Level Majors Only
A.D. and Frances Wilson Memorial Grant English Yes
Akron Undergraduate Excellence in Fiction Award English Yes
Alberta M. and William C. King Scholarship Fund Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Yes
Alice and Walter Macior Graduate Scholarship in Botany and Plant Sciences Biology Yes
Alpha Omega Dukes Memorial Fiction Writer Award English Yes
Anthropology Student Scholarships and Internships Anthropology and Classical Studies Yes
Arthur L. Robinson Memorial Chemistry Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Beatriz and James Houmard Scholarship College Yes
Betty and George Crisp Scholarship Biology Yes
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Scholarship College Yes
Burgner Memorial Medical Scholarship Biology Yes
Calista Cumings Award English Yes
Carl H. and Dorothy S. Bauer Scholarship English Yes
Cathryn Carroll Taliaferro Phi Sigma Alpha Scholarship College Yes
Charles E. Bulger, Ph.D., and Esgar Bowen Foltz, M.D., Endowed Scholarship College Yes
Christian Stinner Memorial Award Biology Yes
Christian Stinner Memorial Scholarship in Psychology Psychology Yes
Delbert L. Gibson Scholarship Modern Languages Yes
Department of Psychology Community Service Award Psychology Yes
Department of Psychology Merit Scholarship Psychology Yes
Department of Psychology Travel Award Psychology Yes
Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Professors' Scholarship Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Yes
Donald A. and Laura Jane Keister Memorial Essay Prize in Literature English Yes
Donald E. Miller Professional Writing Prize English Yes
Dorothy Garrett Martin Memorial Scholarship in History History Yes
Dorris B. Harris Endowed Scholarship English Yes
Dr. Charles Alexander McClelland Endowed Scholarship Biology Yes
Dr. Charles C. Rogler Scholarship Sociology Yes
Dr. E.B. Foltz Premedical Prize Biology Yes
Dr. Franklin Strain Memorial Graduate Chemistry Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Dr. Gwendolyn Lutz Scott Scholarship Biology Yes
Dr. Harold G. Cassidy Chemical Endowment Fund Chemistry Yes
Dr. Harvey A. and Annetta Karam Endowed Scholarship for BS/MD Students BS/MD Yes
Dr. Hezzleton E. Simmons Memorial Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Dr. John Samuel Phillipson, Jr. Scholarship English Yes
Dr. Joseph C. Ambelang Endowed Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Dr. Kevin E. Kelleher Memorial Fund Scholarship Biology Yes
Dr. Leora E. Straka Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry Chemistry Yes
Dr. Lung-ho Lin Memorial Scholarship in Economics Economics Yes
Dr. Mary E. Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Yes
Dr. Paul Acquarone Award in Plant Sciences Biology Yes
Dr. Roger F. Keller, Jr. Award Biology Yes
Dr. Samuel M. Selby Memorial Scholarship Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Yes
Dr. Sheldon B. Liss Endowed Scholarship College Yes
Dr. William R. Murphy, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Emanuel and Rose Gurin Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Ernst von Meerwall Endowed Scholarship Physics Yes
Evan B. Brewster, Jr. Scholarship College Yes
Exxon Chemical Company Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Flexsys America L.P. Scholars in Chemistry Chemistry Yes
Gary M. Harris Physics Scholarship Physics Yes
Geology Alumni Memorial Scholarship Geology & Environmental Science Yes
George E. Wilkinson Scholarship Biology Yes
Gertrude A. Lancaster Memorial Scholarship Fund Chemistry Yes
Gilbert W. and Marguerite H. Dilley Scholarship History Yes
Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship Institute for Lifespan Development & Gerontology Yes
Householder Physics Prize Physics Yes
James F. Fitzgerald, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Geology & Environmental Science Yes
Janet C. Fisher Endowed Scholarship Sociology Yes
John Franklin Coleman Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry Chemistry Yes
John Morris Davies and William Olin Davies Memorial Fund in Physics Physics Yes
John T. Dukes Memorial Essay Prize in Composition Studies English Yes
Judith A. and Roger T. Read Scholarship in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences College Yes
Julius Muehlstein Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Lazarus Walter Macior Graduate Scholarship in Botany and Plant Sciences Biology Yes
Lester E. and Kathleen A. Coleman Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry Chemistry Yes
Literary Guild Excellence in Literary Criticism Prize English Yes
Literary Guild Student Service Award English Yes
Lois E. Finley Memorial Scholarship English Yes
Lubrizol Corporation Scholarship in Chemistry Chemistry Yes
Marian H. Smith Short Story Prize English Yes
Marjorie J. Karlson Memorial Scholarship Computer Science Yes
Mary K. Kirtz Literary Essay Prize in International Literature English Yes
Mary Mostenic Award for Composition English Yes
Othella and Hilah Dukes Memorial Scholarship English Yes
Petro-Tex Scholarship Chemistry Yes
Phi Sigma Alpha Scholarship College Yes
Pixley Scholarships English Yes
Ray C. and Ellen P. Bliss Scholarship Bliss Institute Yes
Raymond E. Sanders Research Scholarship Psychology Yes
Richard L. and Elisabeth A. Hurley Scholarship for Excellence Bliss Institute Yes
Robert Blaser Family Scholarship Physics Yes
Robert F. Harris and Lucille S. Harris Scholarship in History History Yes
Royal C. and Betty J. Gardner Memorial Scholarship in Physics Physics Yes
Sam Ella Dukes Memorial Poetry Prize English Yes
Shakespeare Essay Prize Contest English Yes
Summerfield Baldwin III Scholarship History Yes
Summit Data Communications Internship in Computer Science Computer Science Yes
The Ashton Prize Fund Communication Yes
The Ernest E. and Lois M. McClellan Endowed Scholarship Chemistry Yes
The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Yes
Walter and Meg Heintz Memorial Physics Fund Physics Yes
Wei-Jen Chang Endowed Scholarship Biology Yes
William and Dora Martin History Endowment Scholarship History Yes
William H. Beyer Statistics Scholarship Statistics Yes
Zora M. Ledinko Endowed Memorial Scholarship English Yes