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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Vukovich, Dr. Diane and Dr. Thomas J. Endowed Scholarship in Education

The Dr. Diane and Dr. Thomas J. Vukovich Endowed Scholarship in Education was created in 2007. Dr. Diane Vukovich received her doctorate from The University of Akron and served as director of Developmental Programs at the University. Dr. Tom Vukovich served as associate provost for student and enrollment services. The Vukovichs are longtime supporters of many programs at The University of Akron and are active in the Association of The University of Akron Retirees. Both are members of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society. Dr. Tom Vukovich received the Meritorious Service Certificate and Distinguished Service Key from ODK in 2002. They also served as co-chairs of The 2000-2010 University of Akron Family Campaign. 

The Dr. Diane and Dr. Thomas J. Vukovich Endowed Scholarship in Education will be awarded to an undergraduate student planning to teach math or science. The recipient must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, and the scholarship is renewable.

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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