Named Scholarships

When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be the funds to do so.

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. 

Please note: All scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid. Students interested in applying for a scholarship may visit the Financial Aid webpage, call 330-972-7032, or e-mail The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.

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Malyuk Scholarship for Home-Schooled Students

The Malyuk Scholarship for Home Schooled Students was established in 2003 to assist a talented and deserving student of music, dance, or art at The University of Akron. The Malyuks created this scholarship especially for home-schooled students because of their strong belief in the value of home schooling. Qualified students will have been home schooled at some time in their academic careers, in accordance with the Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3301-34 (Rules for Excuses From Compulsory Attendance for Home Education) or comparable regulations set forth by the student’s home state. Eligible students also will have been accepted into the School of Music, the Dance Program, or the Myers School of Art; be full-time students; and will major in music, dance or art. The recipient will be selected by the College of Fine and Applied Arts in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid, with final approval given by Susan or Michael Malyuk. The scholarship will be awarded based on talent and/or financial need. The scholarship is renewable, but applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible to reapply. The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution.

Note for students interested in applying for a scholarship: The Department of Development at The University of Akron does not accept applications for, or distribute, scholarships.

For information on how to apply for a scholarship, please visit UA's Office of Student Financial Aid page.

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