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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Oriana House/Judge Ted Schneiderman Endowed Human Services Scholarship
The Oriana House/Judge Ted Schneiderman Endowed Human Services Scholarship was created in 2005. Oriana House is a nonprofit agency serving Summit County with a mission of providing quality and humane chemical dependency treatment and community corrections services to clients while contributing to safer communities.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in Summit College who is pursuing a four-year degree in one of three fields: political science/criminal justice, sociology/corrections, or community service technology – alcohol services. The award will rotate such that a student is selected from each field at least once every three years. The recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or above and will be chosen by a committee in the Summit College in conjunction with Financial Aid.