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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Student Bar Association Public Interest Law Fellowship Endowment Fund

The University of Akron School of Law Student Bar Association, under the leadership of 2001-02 Student Bar Association President Eduardo Coronado, established The Student Bar Association Public Interest Law Fellowship Endowment Fund.

The Public Interest Law program at the School of Law offers law students, under the guidance and supervision of licensed attorneys, the opportunity to represent underserved populations. Participation in public interest law experiences prepares law students for the practice of law where they learn the substantive law and practical skills needed to effectively serve their clients. Venues where law students are often placed for their public interest law fellowship include prosecutors and legal defenders offices, the White House, Senator’s offices, and legal aid offices, to name a few. Through these fellowship experiences, law students also learn the importance of making pro bono contributions to society.

The purpose of The Student Bar Association Public Interest Law Fellowship Endowment Fund is to provide financial assistance to law students who apply for and are selected to participate in The University of Akron School of Law’s Public Interest Law Fellowship program. To qualify for a Student Bar Association Public Interest Law Fellowship grant, an applicant must be a member of The University of Akron School of Law’s Student Bar Association.

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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