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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Harvey, John F. Pressure Vessel Award

The John F. Harvey Pressure Vessel Award was established by John F. Harvey, retired adjunct professor of mechanical engineering, The University of Akron, and assistant manager of nuclear and special products engineering, The Babcock and Wilcox Company. Mr. Harvey introduced the University’s course on Pressure Vessel Design and wrote its textbooks. Mr. Harvey is the 1979 recipient of the J. Hall Taylor Medal for outstanding contributions in the design and construction of nuclear power plant equipment and the 1985 recipient of the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Award for his advancements in design methods. Author of several textbooks on pressure vessel design, Mr. Harvey established this award to recognize talented students studying in the field.

The award will be presented to the undergraduate or graduate student with a high interest in pressure vessel design, stress analysis, fabrication, or construction as evidenced by his/her writing a paper pertaining to a facet thereof. The winner of The John F. Harvey Pressure Vessel Award will receive the Harvey Medal, as well as a monetary purse of at least $1,000. The award will not be given more than once a year.

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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