Named Scholarships

When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be the funds to do so.

For this reason, The University of Akron is pleased for the opportunity each year to assist talented, deserving students achieve their dreams, thanks to more than 1,300 Named Scholarships established through the kindness and generosity of thousands of UA alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations.

Scholarships truly are the best way to ensure that today’s students persist to graduation. Scholarships allow students to enroll full time and remain focused on their studies; they also reduce drop-out rates, decrease the stress of student loans, and shorten the road to graduation.

The need for scholarships grows each year, however, as students continue to face an increased financial burden in pursuit of a college degree. In fact, 94 percent of today’s baccalaureate students borrow to pay for college – versus just 45 percent in 1993. And across the country, the average college-related debt for borrowers in the class of 2013 was $35,200.

If you are interested in making a significant contribution to student success, please consider establishing a scholarship at The University of Akron. Scholarships can be created to honor a living person, in memory of a loved one, or to contribute to the growth of an area of study. To learn more, please contact Christine Curry in the Department of Development at 330-972-8614 or ccurry@uakron.edu

Please note: All scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid. Students interested in applying for a scholarship may visit the Financial Aid webpage, call 330-972-7032, or e-mail finaid@uakron.edu. The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.


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Musson, R.C. and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Veterans

The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Veterans was established in 2014 by The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation for the purpose of providing funds to veterans who have exhausted all other G.I. benefits.

The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation was established in 1987 by Robert C. Musson and his wife, Katharine. Mr. Musson was the grandson of Harriett Buchtel Musson, sister of University of Akron founder John R. Buchtel. The Musson Foundation has supported numerous important initiatives at The University of Akron since 1989, including the establishment of The Musson Veterans Lounge and The Robert C. Musson Eminent Scholar Chair in Polymer Science, as well as scholarships in the College of Business Administration and the College of Nursing (now the School of Nursing). The Foundation also has supported projects in Business Administration, Nursing, E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, and the former College of Fine and Applied Arts.

The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Veterans was established to support full-time undergraduate and graduate veterans and currently serving military members at The University of Akron who have exhausted all other G.I. benefits. Requirements include full-time status and a minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students.

Note for students interested in applying for a scholarship: The Department of Development at The University of Akron does not accept applications for, or distribute, scholarships.

For information on how to apply for a scholarship, please visit UA's Office of Student Financial Aid page. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at 330-972-7032 or email them at finaid@uakron.edu.

 


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