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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Paul, Jacqueline C. Memorial Scholarship

The Jacqueline C. Paul Memorial Scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. Timothy P. Colelli. Jacqueline Paul was an outstanding graduate of the Business Management Technology Program in the Community and Technical College at The University of Akron in 1985. In honor of Jacqueline Paul's lifelong ambition to contribute to her family, friends, and the community through business education, especially by demonstrating the roles that ethics and morality play in the business world, this memorial scholarship will be awarded annually to second-year students majoring in Business Management Technology in Summit College.

The recipients must be enrolled full time, have a minimum GPA of 3.00, be a first-generation college student, have a demonstrated financial need, and be able to demonstrate involvement in their respective community. Preference will be given to female students. The Dean of Summit College and the Department Chair of the Business Management Technology Program will determine the scholarship recipients.

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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