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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Timmerman Geotechnical Family Scholarship
The Timmerman Geotechnical Family Scholarship was created in 2011 to provide financial assistance to children of employees who plan to attend The University of Akron. Timmerman Geotechnical Group Inc. has supported the College of Engineering Committee for the Future of Civil Engineering (CFCE) since the mid-1990s.
Founded in 1989, Messmore/Timmerman Services Inc. was established to provide geotechnical engineering and material testing services.
Dr. David H. Timmerman, a retired professor in the College of Engineering and founder of Timmerman Geotechnical Group Inc., has been a longtime supporter of The University of Akron. The company provides co-ops for students in the College of Engineering and has hired many UA graduates.
To be eligible, students must have a parent employed by Timmerman Geotechnical Group Inc., a minimum GPA of 3.0, and attend The University of Akron full time. Recipient(s) will be selected by a representative of Timmerman Geotechnical Group Inc. in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid.