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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Turner Construction Award for Women in Engineering and/or Women in Construction Engineering Technology

Founded in 1902, the Turner Construction Company adheres to a philosophy of integrity, concern for quality, and services to clients that continues today. Through teamwork and partnering, a strong sense of purpose, and a commitment to “getting it right the first time,” Turner continues to be the leader in providing building construction services. 

Turner Construction holds to the belief that its career-oriented staff is its prime asset. Hard work, dedication, and integrity are the trademarks of Turner staff. 

In keeping with these beliefs, Turner Construction Company offers The Turner Construction Award for Women in Engineering and/or Women in Construction Engineering Technology, a $1,000 award each year to a female civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering student or a female construction engineering technology student demonstrating these qualities. In addition, the recipient will demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 2.7. It is the hope of Turner Construction Company that this award will serve as an impetus for its recipients to complete their degrees while balancing the richness of family, community, and academic life. 

Nominees for The Turner Construction Award will be provided by both the director of the Women in Engineering Program and the program director from the Construction Engineering Technology Department at The University of Akron to the Turner Construction Selection Committee, chaired by Joseph Lazzaro, vice president and general manager, Turner Construction, Cleveland, Ohio.

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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