When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be the funds to do so.
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.
Please note: All scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid. Students interested in applying for a scholarship may visit the Financial Aid webpage, call 330-972-7032, or e-mail email@example.com. The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.
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Boggs, Paul T. and Judith E. Endowment Fund
The Paul T. and Judith E. Boggs Endowment Fund was established in 2006 by Paul T. and Judith E. Boggs (nee Watts), members of The University of Akron’s Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences class of 1966. Mr. Boggs graduated with a B.S. in mathematics, and Mrs. Boggs graduated with a B.A. in modern languages.
Akron natives Paul and Judy Boggs have a high regard for higher education, as well as the quality of education they received at The University of Akron. It provided them with the foundation for future success in obtaining advanced degrees from other institutions, as well as in their respective careers. Mr. Boggs earned his doctorate at Cornell University in computer science, served as the chief of the Applied and Computational Mathematics Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and currently holds the position of mathematician at Sandia National Laboratories. Mrs. Boggs earned her master's at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught Spanish and French at the elementary, junior high, high school, and college levels. Currently Mrs. Boggs teaches languages to adult learners at the local community center.
The purpose of the Paul T. and Judith E. Boggs Endowment Fund is to support students studying mathematics and/or modern languages in The University of Akron’s Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences. The means of support can include merit-based scholarships for students in financial need, lectureships, and other student-focused needs in the departments of Mathematics and Modern Languages. The award for The Paul T. and Judith E. Boggs Endowment Fund shall rotate on an annual basis between the departments of Mathematics and Modern Languages.
Note for students interested in applying for a scholarship: The Department of Development at The University of Akron does not accept applications for, or distribute, scholarships.
For information on how to apply for a scholarship, please visit UA's Office of Student Financial Aid page.