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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Regency Construction Scholarship in Civil Engineering

Regency Construction Services Inc. established The Regency Construction Scholarship in Civil Engineering in 2003 under the leadership of Tari S. Rivera. Ms. Rivera is a 1982 graduate of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering and has an MBA from the University’s College of Business Administration. She is currently president and principal partner in Regency Construction Services Inc., which she founded in 1994. Rivera oversees corporate business planning, financial matters, and implementation of company policy for this full-service construction management firm. Ms. Rivera is a strong supporter of the College’s Women in Engineering Program. She has served as a mentor to students in the program and was the founding chair of the Women in Engineering Advisory Council. 

The Regency Construction Scholarship, valued at $3000, shall be awarded to one undergraduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.3. Applicants will complete an essay telling a little about their background and why they should receive the Regency Scholarship. The candidates for selection will be compiled by the engineering dean’s office in conjunction with the Department of Civil Engineering. The Regency Scholarship recipient shall be selected by the principals of Regency Construction from the list of three to five applicants culled from all applicants for the scholarship. The preference is to award the scholarship to an incoming freshman, assuming an essay can be chosen from this group. If not, the scholarship will be awarded to a continuing sophomore. The recipient will be eligible to renew the scholarship each year as long as he or she continues to meet the requirements.

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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