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 the Department of Development at 330-972-7238. 

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 The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.

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Campbell Sr., Carl L. Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Surveying

Carl L. Campbell Sr., a professional engineer and surveyor in the state of Ohio, was a 30-year employee of the Ohio Department of Transportation, holding the position of deputy director of highways for Division 4 on two occasions. At his retirement from government service in 1973, he was the expressway and bridge engineer for the city of Akron. In 1979, he, along with his son Bruce, founded Campbell and Associates Inc., a consulting engineering and surveying firm that operates today with six offices in northern Ohio.

The purpose of The Carl L. Campbell Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Surveying is to recognize undergraduate surveying students. Applicants must complete a minimum of 34 hours of classroom credit in pursuit of a career in the surveying industry. Priority will be given to students with financial need who have not previously been awarded a scholarship. A minimum of one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Surveying and Mapping Technology degree program. Preference will be given to employees and/or children of employees of Campbell and Associates Inc. Selection will be made by the Department of Surveying.

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.

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