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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Palchick, Elinor and Yale Student Loan Fund for the College of Fine and Applied Arts
Dr. Yale Palchick, a prominent retired Akron dentist, and his wife, Elinor, have been very active in the arts community for many years. In addition to supporting arts organizations, they have a commitment to assist students who will continue to enrich the cultural community in the coming years. The Palchicks serve on the College of Fine and Applied Arts Advancement Council, providing guidance and support for the programs within the College. In 1995, they donated funds to create The Elinor and Yale Palchick Student Loan Fund for the College of Fine and Applied Arts to provide emergency funds for Fine and Applied Arts students in need of short-term temporary financial assistance related to their academic endeavors. The new emergency student loan fund will be disbursed through the Office of Financial Aid and repaid through the Installment Payment Plan office in Accounts Receivable.