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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Suarez Corporation Industries Scholarship for Direct Marketing

The Suarez Corporation Industries Scholarship for Director Marketing was established in 1997 by Suarez Corporation Industries (SCI) and Benjamin D. Suarez, an alumnus of The University of Akron. Since SCI regularly recruits University of Akron graduates, this scholarship is designed to promote the study of direct marketing. Twelve scholarships for tuition and materials are provided each semester for students in the Direct Marketing course in the College of Business Administration. Qualified applicants will be business students who will have attained sophomore, junior, or senior standing by fall 1997. First preference will be given to marketing majors. Scholarship selection is dependent upon learning ability, judgment, creativity, the ability to envision things that do not yet exist, verbal skills, ambition, drive, persistence, the entrepreneurial spirit, and salesmanship. The process of recipient selection for scholarship will be jointly conducted by the Department of Marketing and the SCI Education Manager. Direct marketing is a term describing "remote" sales to prospective customers where advertising costs and sales results are measured and reported in a timely manner. Used by most Fortune 500 Companies, consumer and business-to-business direct marketing growth is outpacing total U.S. sales growth. Areas of course study include direct mail, catalog, telemarketing, television, newspaper, magazine, internet, computer database, customer and prospect segmentation, research, testing, and customer lifetime value.

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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