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 Christine Curry in the Department of Development at 330-972-8614 or ccurry@uakron.edu

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 finaid@uakron.edu. The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.


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Rothstein, Marian Memorial Scholarship

The Marian Rothstein Memorial Scholarship at Wayne College was established in 1996 by the family of Marian Rothstein in tribute to her dedication to nursing. As an idealistic young person, Ms. Rothstein left home against the wishes of her father to pursue the dream of a career in nursing. She was a graduate of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at CWRU. After completing her studies, she served in WWII, primarily in the Pacific Theater, and traveled extensively. She used her skill in nursing to assist patients and as a means to personal growth and satisfaction.

It is the family's intention that this scholarship will provide support for generations of students who will use their nursing education in a manner similar to Ms. Rothstein. This education will enable them not only to serve the needy but also will help unlock their dreams for the future. The scholarship is to be awarded without regard to race, religion, or gender to graduates of Wooster High School attending the nursing program at The University of Akron Wayne College. An incoming nursing student is to receive an outright award of $2,000 and must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for continuing assistance.

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. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at 330-972-7032 or email them at finaid@uakron.edu.

 


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