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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Hammontree, R. James and Irene Endowment in Engineering

R. James (Jim) and Irene Hammontree established The R. James and Irene Hammontree Endowment in Engineering to encourage young engineers to pursue both academic and professional excellence. Jim, a 1957 civil engineering graduate, is founder of Hammontree and Associates, a full-service civil engineering firm based in Northeast Ohio. In developing his career and his company, Jim subscribed to the highest ethical and professional constraints, achieving recognition throughout the region and the state. Later, as Hammontree and Associates and its reputation grew, offices were established in other states and international contracts were secured. 

Underpinning Jim's career development and the growth of Hammontree and Associates is Jim's strong belief in the value of being both a degreed engineer and achieving licensure as a professional engineer. In establishing this endowment, it is the Hammontree's hope to engender this same sense of value in upcoming generations of engineering professionals at The University of Akron.

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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