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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King, Lucille Marie Scholarship
The Lucille Marie King Scholarship was created in 2005 by Mrs. Mahala King Kay to honor the memory of her mother, Lucille Marie King. An annual award of $250 or more will be presented to a deserving Art major with demonstrated financial need in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron.
To be eligible, a student must have sophomore, junior, or senior status at The University of Akron during the semester in which the award will be paid. The student must demonstrate a dedication to their area of study, stable academic performance as evidenced by his or her academic transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be pursuing a declared major in art. Based on the aforementioned criteria, the Myers School of Art Scholarship Committee will select a recipient. Mrs. Kay or a designated family representative would like to be involved in the selection process. Additional contributions to the fund are welcome.