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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.
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Hiney, Barbara Bangham Endowed Fund
Barbara Hiney’s appreciation of the importance of The University of Akron’s positive influence in the community and her gratitude for the high quality of her graduate education in the Department of History led to the establishment of The Barbara Bangham Hiney Endowed Fund. In particular, the fund recognizes the unique contributions of Dr. George Knepper and Dr. David Riede to the department’s development. It is Mrs. Hiney’s hope that this fund will, in a small way, assist the Department of History in assuring a continuing quest for the highest possible professionalism in graduate education. The Barbara Bangham Hiney Endowed Fund will provide an annual award in support of the research of an outstanding graduate student in the Department of History. The candidate will be selected and the funds will be awarded by the head of the Department of History in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid.
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.