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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Akron City Hospital’s School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of the Alumni Association of Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing. The Alumni Association has long recognized the importance of higher education in the nursing profession. Throughout its 104-year history, Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing has singularly contributed to the physical well-being of the community through its commitment to excellence in the helping profession. The Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship will continue the school's legacy of academic excellence and community service. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing, who is in pursuit of a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing at The University of Akron’s College of Nursing. Although preference will be given to a diploma graduate of Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing, other nursing students are encouraged to apply. The scholarship will be awarded according to academic merit and financial need. The recipient must maintain a minimum GPA in keeping with the particular nursing program sequence and can be enrolled on a full- or part-time basis. The Scholarship Committee of The University of Akron's College of Nursing will determine the recipient of The Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. Additionally, the Scholarship Committee will notify the Alumni Association annually of the Akron City Hospital's School of Nursing scholarship recipient. It is further understood that the scholarships will be awarded regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or national origin.

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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