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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Fischbein,Jay and Kelly Endowed Scholarship

The Jay and Kelly Fischbein Endowed Scholarship was established in September 2017 by Jay and Kelly Fischbein to provide scholarship assistance to students at The University of Akron School of Law.  Mr. Fischbein earned a Juris Doctor and Master of Taxation from The University of Akron in 1997.  Both Jay and Kelly have spent the majority of their careers working for companies dedicated to improving and delivering healthcare to patients in the U.S. and around the world.

Jay and Kelly Fischbein have a passion in helping solve problems in areas of healthcare, human rights, animal rights and other important causes including ensuring higher education’s availability.  This scholarship fund has been established to help those in financial need who share this passion and want to make a difference in this world.  

The Jay and Kelly Fischbein Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to one or more students who are in great financial need, and desire public service careers in either a government or non-government organization.  Scholarship recipients must have at least a 2.6 cumulative grade point average.  The scholarship will be awarded annually by The University of Akron School of Law’s Scholarship Committee.

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