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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King, Lucille Marie Scholarship

The Lucille Marie King Scholarship was created in 2005 by Mrs. Mahala King Kay to honor the memory of her mother, Lucille Marie King. An annual award of $250 or more will be presented to a deserving Art major with demonstrated financial need in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron.

To be eligible, a student must have sophomore, junior, or senior status at The University of Akron during the semester in which the award will be paid. The student must demonstrate a dedication to their area of study, stable academic performance as evidenced by his or her academic transcript with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be pursuing a declared major in art. Based on the aforementioned criteria, the Myers School of Art Scholarship Committee will select a recipient. Mrs. Kay or a designated family representative would like to be involved in the selection process. Additional contributions to the fund are welcome.

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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