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.
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Culver, Fredrick J. and Dorothy Williams Scholarship for Excellence
The Fredrick J. and Dorothy Williams Culver Scholarship For Excellence was established as an endowed scholarship in 1999 to honor Fredrick J. and Dorothy Williams Culver for their commitment to The University of Akron. This scholarship recognizes their student years at the University, when Fred studied engineering and Dorothy majored in math and English. The Culvers were married in 1937, the year Dorothy graduated from The University of Akron.
The scholarship fund is to be merit-based and used to attract and retain undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishments, a superior personal character, and the promise of becoming exemplary citizens. This scholarship is to be need-based and will support the Scholarships for Excellence program, an initiative to recruit academically talented students to The University of Akron.