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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Davis, Craig Memorial Scholarship in Electrical Engineering

The endowed Craig Davis Memorial Scholarship in Electrical Engineering was established in memory of Craig Davis, class of 1987. During his short life, Craig touched and altered the lives of many people throughout the world. This scholarship was endowed by Craig’s parents and many friends to keep alive his spirit and example of helping, encouraging others, and living life to the fullest. Craig was a friendly, warm, caring, and sensitive individual. He possessed an inner drive to excel, exemplified by his scholastic achievements and professional accomplishments. He graduated from The University of Akron as an honors student with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He was a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi, and at the time of his death he was pursuing a master of science in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Craig set high standards and goals for himself and then lived his life to meet these goals. He was a positive influence on many people during his life. Through this scholarship fund, Craig’s concern for others will be perpetuated. The scholarship shall be awarded to the third-year electrical engineering student with the highest cumulative GPA who is a full-time student and is receiving a University honors scholarship. The recipient shall be selected by the department head for electrical engineering and the dean of the College of Engineering.

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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