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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Morrison Family Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Morrison Family Foundation was founded in the year 2000 by Jack Morrison Jr. and Victoria Lynn Morrison. Jack Morrison Jr. is a graduate of The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration (BS, BA 1977) and a graduate of The University of Akron’s School of Law (JD 1981). The Morrison Family Foundation is devoted to supporting charitable needs within the community, including health, education, and the arts, as well as basic human needs of those less fortunate.

As a uniquely special scholarship award, The Morrison Family Foundation Scholarship Fund will first and foremost afford students the opportunity to learn and grow in their understanding and practice of the law. The Morrison Family Foundation strongly supports the legal profession and its role in promoting justice, preserving the rule of law, and protecting civil liberties, which are at the very foundation of our free society and form of democracy. Furthermore, this scholarship will enhance the quality of The University of Akron School of Law’s educational program and help serve to advance the status and reputation of the School of Law. Through the generous support of The Morrison Family Foundation, and upon the recommendation of the dean of the School of Law annually, a day or evening student with demonstrated academic achievement will be awarded The Morrison Family Foundation Scholarship.

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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