When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be funding.
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 the Department of Development at 330-972-7238.
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Kelly, Ruth and Bill Graduate Scholarship in Audiology
The Ruth and Bill Kelly Graduate Scholarship in Audiology was established by the founder of Bil-Jac Foods Inc. and his wife because of their interest in education and in providing services to people suffering from hearing impairment. Mr. Kelly has been a longtime client of The University of Akron Audiology and Speech Center. The scholarship will provide financial assistance for a graduate student pursuing a career in audiology who is enrolled in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The recipient will be selected annually by the director of the Audiology Program and the director of the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.