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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships.
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Martin, Paul E. Legacy Fund
Established in 2001, The Paul E. Martin Legacy Fund is a timeless gift to The University of Akron that honors the personal integrity, personal responsibility, and intellectual honesty of Dr. Paul E. Martin. Through this gift, these principles and the deep-rooted conviction of philanthropy expressed by Dr. Martin by word and deed to his alma mater and the Akron community will forever endure. The Paul E. Martin Legacy Fund shall be used to encourage these same principles, as well as advance excellence in teaching, academic scholarship, and research.
The endowment of The Paul E. Martin Legacy Fund will be used to establish named faculty positions that will attract and retain scholars of national and international reputation as follows:
• $1 million will be directed to establish The Dr. Paul E. Martin Chair in Biological Field Studies
• The remaining funds will be directed to establish The Dr. Paul E. Martin Chair for Conflict Management
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.