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.
Search for a Named Scholarship
Keyes Family Endowed Scholarship
The Keyes Family Endowed Scholarship was established in May 2011 to honor Hank and Judi Keyes of Doylestown, Ohio, for their hard work and sacrifices, which enabled their three daughters to pursue their educational endeavors.
The scholarship is intended for graduates of Chippewa High School in Doylestown, Ohio, (where the Keyes girls went to school) who are pursuing their education at The University of Akron. Preference is given to a student with a wide varity of interests and experiences. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 to be considered and may apply for renewal of the award provided the minimum GPA is maintained. The Office of Student Financial Aid will review and provide the top applications to Kristy Keyes for review and suggested selection.