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. Across the country, the average college-related debt for borrowers in the class of 2016 was $37,172; for Ohio students, that figure was $30,239.
If you are interested in making a significant contribution to student success, please consider a gift to the MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND MOVING FORWARD scholarship campaign, which is the University's most important initiative. You may also establish a named scholarship at The University of Akron, which 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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American Society for Industrial Security Canton/Akron Chapter 123 Scholarship
Established in 1994, The American Society for Industrial Security Canton/Akron Chapter 123 Scholarship is intended to encourage and support students intending to pursue a career in industrial security. The Akron/Canton Chapter 123 of the American Society for Industrial Security, in recognition of the importance of education, has designated the scholarship assistance be used primarily for four-year students in political science or criminal justice, with secondary consideration given to students in the two-year criminal justice program.
Recipients are to have a 3.0 GPA in their declared major and a 2.5 GPA overall. Grants may be used for tuition, books, or fees. The University scholarship committee will select recipients in conjunction with the Office of Student Financial Aid.