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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Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship
The Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship was established in 2017 by The College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council, which is made up of industry leaders committed to developing close working relationships among engineering leaders across the country.
The Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council supports the work of the mechanical engineering department at The University of Akron, assisting the faculty in building on its high professional standard, maintaining accreditation, preparing students to meet the needs of industry, assisting in maximizing research opportunities as well as the cultivation and solicitation of philanthropic resources, expanding employment opportunities for students and assisting in recruitment efforts.
The Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship shall be awarded annually to undergraduate student(s) of the mechanical engineering department. Students must demonstrate leadership activities, involvement with extracurricular activities, academic success and financial need. Recipient selection will be made by the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council scholarship committee and be approved by the department chair.