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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Keller Jr., Dr. Roger F. Award
The endowed Dr. Roger F. Keller Jr. Award was established in 1983 by colleagues, family, and friends in honor of Dr. Roger F. Keller Jr., professor emeritus of biology in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and professor emeritus in the Community and Technical College. He retired in December 1982 following a distinguished career at the University that began in 1954. Endowment income is made available to students majoring in biology, with preference given to those specializing in genetics or biotechnology, for books, materials, travel, and tuition.