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 the Department of Development at 330-972-7238. 

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 The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.

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Reymann, Charles and Salome Scholarship

The Charles and Salome Reymann Scholarship was established in 1976 by The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation. Charles and Salome Reymann had a family of 16 children. Charles and his partners established the Atlantic Foundry, which operated in Akron from 1905 to 1989. Because Charles and Salome had two grandchildren with special education needs, support for individuals with special education needs and for those pursuing a career as intervention specialists/special education teachers became an interest among their other good works. In 1968, the descendants of Charles and Salome established The Reymann Foundation to honor and continue the legacy of good works that Charles and Salome performed in the community. 

The Charles and Salome Reymann Scholarship provides annual tuition scholarships for undergraduate students in the degree program for Intervention Specialist: Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs. This licensure area focuses upon provision of special educational services for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. The selection of the recipients will be made by the College of Education Scholarship Committee based upon financial need, academic achievement, and/or exceptional service. Recipients will be selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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.

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