Named scholarships

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

How do I apply for a scholarship?

This is not the page to apply for scholarships.

Students who want to apply for scholarships should visit the scholarship page on the Financial Aid site.

The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships. Scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

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Moore, Ron and Terri Family Endowed Scholarship in Education

The Ron and Terri Moore Family Endowed Scholarship in Education was established in 2016.  Terri (May) Moore graduated from Akron, Ohio’s Garfield High School in 1966 and was hired by The University of Akron.  As an employee, she received tuition remission which helped make it possible for her to attend the University and earn a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1970.  Ron received a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Akron in 1973. The Moores have led satisfying careers and now wish to assist current University students prepare for their own success.

The Ron and Terri Moore Family Endowed Scholarship in Education will be awarded each year to a deserving full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and preparing for a successful teaching career. Final selection of the student recipient will be made by Ron and Terri Moore with recommendations by the College of Education administration in cooperation with the Office of Financial Aid.  Selection criteria to be used for awarding this scholarship shall include strong character, academic achievement and financial need.

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