Dr. John Samuel Phillipson, Jr. Scholarship

Department: English
Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate
Distribution: Annual Award

The Dr. John Samuel Phillipson Jr. Scholarship Fund was established through a gift from the estate of Dr. John Phillipson. Dr. Phillipson taught English for 39 years, 25 of those years at The University of Akron. He founded The Thomas Wolfe Review in 1977. This international journal was funded by The University of Akron. This merit scholarship serves as a tribute to Dr. Phillipson's unwavering devotion to students and the field of English. This endowed scholarship will be awarded to a meritorious student enrolled full-time in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences' Department of English, as part of the Scholarships for Excellence program.

Department of English

University Scholarships

  1. New freshman academic scholarships are awarded based on GPA and standardized test scores provided during the admissions process. Learn more.

  2. Transfer academic scholarships are awarded based on information provided on transfer scholarship application. Learn more.

  3. Major-specific and Honors scholarships are awarded based on completion of specific requirements.

  4. Endowed scholarships are awarded to some students who have demonstrated history of leadership, community service or other personal factors. 
  5. Non-Ohio residents may qualify for one of two out-of-state scholarship programs.

  6. Scholarships are also available from the Office of Accessibility, Military Services Center (for veterans) and ROTC.

  7. External scholarships are offered through Americorp and the Educational Training Voucher.

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