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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Bodurow, Eleanor Christoff Award
This award is provided by Mrs. Eleanor C. Bodurow, a 1948 graduate of The University of Akron. Upon graduation, she received an award from the John S. Knight Endowment that enabled her to attend the Management Training Program, later the Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration graduate school at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass. Now, women are accepted directly into the Harvard Business School. This was a wonderful experience for Mrs. Bodurow and has inspired her to provide her assistance to offer the same opportunity to a graduating student at The University of Akron. The Eleanor Christoff Bodurow Award is to be presented to a woman graduating from The University of Akron College of Business Administration who has been accepted by, and plans to pursue, graduate studies at the Harvard Business School in Boston. The award is made by the office of student financial aid together with the College of Business Administration.