When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be funding.
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 the Department of Development at 330-972-7238.
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Trusler, Aileen McMurray Professorship
The Aileen McMurray Trusler Professorship was established in 2001 to honor the memory of Aileen McMurray Trusler. Taking advantage of the fact that The University of Akron School of Law was founded with a mission to serve both men and women, Aileen McMurray Trusler enrolled in the first entering class of the Akron Law School in 1921. She graduated with her class in 1925 and was admitted to the bar. Aileen McMurray Trusler was an active member of the Akron Bar Association and the first woman to serve in the Prosecutor’s Office in Summit County. This professorship honors her by recognizing a School of Law faculty member who has made outstanding contributions in the area of public service. (Funded by income from School of Law CLE program)