Marketing Scholarships

*Please note: All information printed below is subject to change based on The University of Akron’s Budget Office report available in mid-March 2014 which will provide the amount of money available from each scholarship account.

PLEASE READ EACH DESCRIPTION FOR APPLICATION DETAILS.When scholarship description states “full-time student”, “junior standing”, or another criterion, this means during the period that the scholarship is active - the 2014-15 academic year.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IS: 5:00 P.M., Friday, March 21, 2014 (Except for Walker Scholarship applications which are due on February 3, 2014).

Apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible, based on the qualifications listed. You will need to create a new cover letter for every scholarship you apply for stating how you meet all the qualifications specific to each scholarship.

To apply for the scholarships, see scholarship full description for submission details. Please call Ms. Marie David at 330-972-6029 if you have any questions.

According to the Financial Aid Office, in most cases a scholarship will not affect any Stafford loans that a student is already receiving. If you have any specific questions about how a scholarship would impact your own situation, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 330-972-7032 or finaid@uakron.edu.


  • Graduate of a high school in Summit, Portage or Medina county
  • Full-time CBA student
  • Junior or senior standing
  • First preference to integrated marketing communications (IMC) major
  • Second preference to marketing management major
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • GPA of at least 3.0 in major
Full Description

Thomas A. Brewster Scholarship

  • Full-time student
  • *Junior or senior standing
  • Marketing management, sales management, or integrated marketing communications major
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • GPA of at least 3.0 in major
Full Description

Velma Hesselbart Scholarship

  • Female
  • Full-time student
  • Junior, senior or master’s standing
  • Marketing management, sales management, or integrated marketing communications major
Full Description

Robert and Hellen Mitten Scholarship

  • Full-time student
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Marketing management, sales management, or integrated marketing communications major
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • GPA of at least 3.0 in major
  • Financial need
Full Description

Karl O. Nygaard Memorial Scholarship

  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time student
  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • Marketing management major
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.4
  • Significant financial need
Full Description

The Dr. George E. Prough Scholarship

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Pursuing a degree in marketing
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
  • Strong leadership abilities as demonstrated through involvement in campus organizations and/or career related activities
Full Description

The Clement L. Reymann Scholarship For the Fisher Institute of Professional Selling

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Sales management major
  • Commitment to The University of Akron and the community as demonstrated through extracurricular activities
Full Description

Patrick and Nancy Steinkerchner Roberts Scholarship

  • Marketing management, sales management, or integrated marketing communications major
  • Financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Active involvement in student organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership
Full Description

The Thomas H. Taylor, Sr. Sales Scholarships

  • First preference to sales management major with an interest in industrial/capital goods distribution
  • Second preference to other sales management majors
Full Description

The Sidney R. and Cora Walker Scholarship

    Incoming Freshmen:
    • Direct admission to the CBA
    • ACT score of at least 21
    • Marketing management, sales management, integrated marketing communications or international business major
    Current Students:
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
    • Marketing management, sales management, integrated marketing communications or international business major, or entrepreneurship minor
    • Minimum enrollment of at least 6 credits per semester
    Full Description