Named scholarships

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

How do I apply for a scholarship?

This is not the page to apply for scholarships.

Students who want to apply for scholarships should visit the scholarship page on the Financial Aid site.

The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships. Scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

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Stinner, Christian Memorial Scholarship in Psychology

The Christian Stinner Memorial Scholarship in Psychology was established to recognize an undergraduate student interested in and dedicated to research in the science of psychology. Christian was an outstanding student whose intellectual curiosity and critical thinking superbly represented the ideals of scientific inquiry so essential for research concerning human behavior. A student of integrity, discipline, and great potential, Christian embodied the values of undergraduate research and development and exemplified the importance of appreciating the many factors and disciplines relevant for a fuller understanding of human development. The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Department of Psychology Scholarship Committee.

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