Finance Scholarships

The College of Business Administration has several scholarships and awards available for Finance Majors. Listed below are the award criteria for each scholarship. For additional information, including application procedures, click on “Full Description”.
Also visit the following website for other scholarship opportunities www.FinanceDegree.com/Scholarships/


The A. Frederic Banda Scholarship
*This scholarship will not be available in 2015-2016*

  • Finance major
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing
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Briner-Catanzarite-Raka Scholarship

  • Graduate of the School of Accountancy or Department of Finance
  • Outstanding undergraduate record
  • Full-time enrollment in The University of Akron School of Law
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Kenneth L. Calhoun Scholarship for Excellence in Finance
*This scholarship will not be available in 2015-2016*

  • Direct admission to the CBA
  • Finance major
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The Edith Mae Eckler Memorial Awards

  • Accounting or finance major
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Finance Advisory Board Economic Summit Awards Program

  • Undergraduate or graduate finance major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: Graduate – 3.8; Undergraduate – 3.5
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
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Finance Advisory Board Scholarship

  • Finance major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Deadline for applications: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
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2015 Financial Planning Challenge $2,000 Finance Advisory Board Scholarship

  • Three scholarships
  • Financial Planning or Financial Planning or Financial Services/CFP Track
  • Minimum of 60 credit hours (Junior and above)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must have successfully completed “Principles of Finance” 6400:301 and be enrolled in or have already completed “Investments” 6400:343
  • Must participate in case challenge
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Galen J. Roush Memorial Scholarship

  • Accounting or finance major
  • Incoming freshmen:
    • direct admission to the CBA
    Current students:
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.6
    • Completion of certain course requirements
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The Louis F. and Dorothy C. Hampel Memorial Scholarship

  • Finance major
  • Enrollment in Honors College
  • Full-time student
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The Thomas and Anita Gedelian Endowed Scholarship

  • Accounting or finance major
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.4
  • Employment that contributes to college expenses
  • Participation in civic or community activities or organizations
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