Named Scholarships

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 The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.

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Lin, Dr. Lung-Ho Memorial Scholarship in Economics

The Dr. Lung-Ho Lin Memorial Scholarship in Economics was established in 2001 to honor the life and career of Dr. Lung-Ho Lin. Dr. Lin held a B.A. and M.A. in public finance from National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan, as well as a master's and Ph.D. in economics from The University of Notre Dame. Dr. Lin joined the faculty of The University of Akron as an assistant professor of economics and began teaching in 1978. In 1982, he was promoted to an associate professor. He retired in 1999. Dr. Lin conducted research in the areas of qualitative survey responses, rational expectations, and economic forecasts. He had numerous journal publications and published technical reports. Dr. Lin was a greatly admired professor throughout his career. He was regarded not only as an outstanding professional, but a mentor and friend.

The Dr. Lung-Ho Lin Memorial Scholarship in Economics is to be awarded to a student majoring in economics at The University of Akron. Recipients are to be chosen by the Economics Department in concert with the Department of 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.

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