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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Horn, Dr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

The Dr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Horn Endowed Scholarship in Accounting was established in 1996 in honor of Dr. Horn by his wife, Lenore Peterman Horn. The scholarship will be awarded to a third-year student with an overall GPA of 3.0 to be used toward fourth-year tuition. Dr. and Mrs. Horn both graduated from East High School in 1929. Dr. Frederick E. Horn graduated from The University of Akron in 1933. Mrs. Horn attended evening classes at The University of Akron while working as the private secretary to the superintendent of the Akron Public School system. Dr. Horn received his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, where he had a distinguished career as a Graduate School of Business Professor, and headed the Graduate School of Business office for several years. Dr. Horn was a CPA and Partner in the Arthur accounting firm in New York City, where he was their international personnel director. And it was in this capacity that Dr. Horn and his wife traveled to more than 150 countries -- he teaching accounting to foreign employees of the firm, and she doing his secretarial work. Both Dr. and Mrs. Horn were indeed grateful to the University for their excellent educational background, and she is pleased to establish this endowed fund.

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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