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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Carroll, Dr. Harry J. Memorial Scholarship Fund
The annual Dr. Harry J. Carroll Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by Mrs. Olive Carroll in loving memory of her husband, Dr. Harry J. Carroll. Dr. Carroll received his undergraduate degree in 1941 at The University of Akron. Continuing his study of classics, he later received a master's and doctorate at Harvard University. A professor of classics for more than 30 years at Pomona College in California, Dr. Carroll led two groups of Fullbright Scholars, assisted in the creation of the study abroad program "College Year in Athens," and was a member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. Pomona College honored Dr. Carroll's academic achievements four times by awarding him the title of distinguished professor. Income from The Dr. Harry J. Carroll Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarded to students in the Department of Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology.