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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Chauncey, Beatrice A. Music Scholarship

Beatrice A. Chauncey graduated from the The University of Akron School of Music in 1943. Miss Chauncey pursued graduate education including the master’s and professional diploma at Teachers College, Columbia University, from 1945 to 1948. Bea worked in public school settings in Wyoming, California, and Florida before joining the faculty of East Carolina School of Music in 1949. Miss Chauncey then taught flute at the East Carolina School of Music for 41 years until her retirement in 1990.

The Beatrice A. Chauncey Music Scholarship is intended to bring outstanding students to the School of Music. The Scholarship will enable the director of the School of Music to determine the highest priority scholarship need for the School and recruit the most promising students. Awards may be renewed for the four years of undergraduate study or may be awarded on a one-time basis, at the discretion of the director of the School of Music.

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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