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.
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Kelty, Thomas J. Memorial APICS Scholarship Award
The Thomas J. Kelty Memorial APICS Scholarship Award was established in 1984 by the Akron-area chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), for the purpose of annually recognizing an outstanding student majoring in supply chain/operations management. Additional consideration is given to scholarship applicants who are members of the APICS student chapter. In 1996, the award was renamed The Thomas J. Kelty Memorial APICS Scholarship Award in memory of Thomas J. Kelty, a longtime member and president of the Akron-area APICS chapter, who was a strong advocate for professional education and an active supporter of the APICS student chapter at The University of Akron. Selection of the recipient is to be determined by the local APICS chapter and the faculty of the Department of Management, College of Business Administration.