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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Black, Sharon L. Law Student Family Scholarship Fund
The Sharon L. Black Law Student Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Sharon L. Black and her husband, Dr. Bradford Black. Sharon, from The University of Akron School of Law, class of 2001, practices law as a trial attorney with Perantinides and Nolan Co., L.P.A.
The Sharon L. Black Law Student Family Scholarship Fund is designated for day students in good academic standing who are raising a family while attending law school and demonstrate financial need. Sharon is sensitive to the plight of law students who balance managing a family life while maintaining a focus on academic success.
Scholarship awards may cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board, all or in part. The Scholarship Committee of The University of Akron School of Law will select the recipient or recipients.