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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Fulton, Walter Ernest, Robin Wood Fulton, and Robert Harrison Fulton Scholarship Fund

The Walter Ernest Fulton, Robin Wood Fulton, and Robert Harrison Fulton Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 through a generous bequest from Robert Harrison Fulton, son of Walter and Robin. Robert Harrison Fulton, class of ’33, was a graduate of The University of Akron with a B.A. in economics. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, as well as tennis champion and team captain. Following graduation, he began his career in private business with B.F.Goodrich as regional sales and advertising manager and credit manager in Atlanta for five years. He served his country during World War II and at some point decided to leave private business to pursue a career in education. Attending Stanford University from 1954 to 1958, Mr. Fulton earned his M.A. in education and psychology and an Ed.D. in education and administration. 

Mr. Fulton’s historic family background—as a direct descendant of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a direct descendant of Robert Fulton, father of the steamboat—led to his lifelong interest and study of American history. He was a member and past president of several Masonic fraternal organizations and held leadership positions at the national and state levels of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. These activities were in addition to a professional career that spanned 35 years in the public schools of Ohio and California, where he was an administrator, counselor, public relations director, psychologist, and teacher of American History. Selection of award recipients is to be made by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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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