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. 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.
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Professional Secretaries International Scholarships
The Marjorie Dull Scholarship
The Tire Town Chapter of Professional Secretaries International established this scholarship fund in 1977 in honor of Marjorie Dull, CPS, who was the 1977 International Secretary of the Year. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in secretarial science.
The Louise Gamble Scholarship
The Louise Gamble annual scholarship in the amount of fees and books is awarded to an outstanding student in secretarial science.
Geraldine White Memorial Trust
Geraldine White was a charter member of Tire Town Chapter of PSI. Her service began in 1946 as board treasurer, and she was chairperson or served on many committees over the years. She graduated from Purdue University. She retired from the Trust Department of National Bank of Akron, where she served as secretary to R. C. Parish, vice president and trust officer.