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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Hill Jr., Dr. Louis A. Award
The Dr. Louis A. Hill Jr. Award was established by the founders of Qua Tech to honor Dr. Hill for his outstanding professional accomplishments as dean of engineering at The University of Akron and to support his encouragement in the founding of Qua Tech.
The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievement by a full-time faculty member in The University of Akron College of Engineering. Recipients are selected on the basis of their contributions to the engineering profession and the community through teaching, research, consulting, invention, service to the profession, and service to the community. Recipients are selected by a committee within the college composed of past award recipients and departmental representatives.