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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Moore, Charles E. and V. Maxine Endowed Scholarship in Music
The Charles E. and V. Maxine Moore Endowed Scholarship in Music was established through a bequest from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Moore. Mrs. Moore was a 1935 graduate of The University Akron who played the piano and taught music. Mr. Moore worked as an engineer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. A scholarship also has been established in the College of Engineering in his name. According to the terms of the Moore’s will, this scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the School of Music who is entering his/her junior or senior year of study and may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, room, and board, all or in part. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen with a strong academic record and demonstrated financial need. Recipients will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee of The University of Akron.