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. Across the country, the average college-related debt for borrowers in the class of 2016 was $37,172; for Ohio students, that figure was $30,239.
If you are interested in making a significant contribution to student success, please consider a gift to the MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND MOVING FORWARD scholarship campaign, which is the University's most important initiative. You may also establish a named scholarship at The University of Akron, which 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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Lutz, Alfred and Charlotte Scholarship Fund
The Alfred and Charlotte Lutz Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Gwendolyn Lutz Scott in memory of her parents. Dr. Scott attended The University of Akron and, after completing a medical degree, was a practicing cardiologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later a psychiatrist in Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Mr. Lutz worked for the BFGoodrich Company for 44 years and with his wife imparted a commitment to hard work and achievement. The Alfred and Charlotte Lutz Scholarship Fund recognizes their belief in education and its importance in leading a productive life. In keeping with Dr. Scott's professional life in medicine, the Lutz Scholarships are to be awarded to premedical students at The University of Akron. The Lutz Scholarships are based on financial need and academic performance. Student recipients will be selected with a 3.0 GPA or above. This level of academic achievement must be maintained to qualify for fund renewal.