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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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Endowed Scholarship Fund

Since its founding in 1931, Beta Sigma Phi has grown to be an international organization of women with more than 250,000 active members in nearly 12,500 chapters. It is a cultural, social, and service organization and is not affiliated with any university or college. The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Endowed Scholarship is open to female students pursuing a four-year degree in any major. The student must have graduated from a high school located in the five-county area of Summit, Stark, Portage, Wayne, or Medina with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Recipients may be incoming freshmen or students returning to the University to complete their degree. If there is no applicant who meets the geographical requirement, an applicant with a 3.0 cumulative GPA from any high school in Ohio may be considered. The recipient must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout four years at the University.

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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