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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Stell, Julia Mikis Scholarship in Accounting
The Julia Mikis Stell Scholarship Fund in Accounting was established in 1992 by Robert and Julia Stell. The scholarship is in recognition of the Stells' belief in higher education and their desire to assist young people. The Julia Mikis Stell Scholarship is to be awarded to a resident of the city of Akron attending The University of Akron who is an accounting student in the College of Business Administration with a 3.0 or better GPA. The scholarship is to be awarded for the duration of the student's academic program, provided he or she remains eligible.