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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Holloway, Donald P. Endowment
Donald P. Holloway comes from a family with a history of appreciation for the arts and education. Donald’s paternal grandfather graduated from Oberlin’s Conservatory of Music. His father received his master's degree at The Ohio State University, and his mother received her master's degree from The University of Akron. Following this legacy, Donald P. Holloway received his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1950, a LLD from The University of Akron in 1955, and a master's in library science in 1962. One of Donald’s passions is architecture.
He has taken six architectural tours in Europe and tries to tour a different country each year. This special interest in architecture led to his appreciation for Hower House and the establishment of The Donald P. Holloway Endowment. It is Donald’s intention that funds from this endowment be used by The Friends of Hower House to help meet the expenses of priority projects.