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. Across the country, the average college-related debt for borrowers in the class of 2016 was $37,172; for Ohio students, that figure was $30,239.
If you are interested in making a significant contribution to student success, please consider a gift to the MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND MOVING FORWARD scholarship campaign, which is the University's most important initiative. You may also establish a named scholarship at The University of Akron, which 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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Dobkin, Dr. Arthur Nursing Scholarship
The Dr. Arthur Dobkin Nursing Scholarship was established in 1988 by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Dobkin. The College of Nursing has had the benefit of the Dobkins’ personal financial support; in addition, Dr. Dobkin has served as the first vice chairman of the college’s Advancement Council. Dr. Dobkin is a 1928 graduate of The University of Akron and has been a practicing physician for more than 50 years. He has provided wise counsel and insight to the college regarding the physician’s perspective on nursing education. He also has offered his tireless assistance to generate private financial support for the needs of the college and its students. The College of Nursing is pleased to offer this scholarship in recognition of Dr. Dobkin and to assist nursing students. The scholarship is awarded annually by the College of Nursing Scholarship Committee to undergraduate or graduate students to support their pursuit of nursing careers.