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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Wilson Jr., Alfred W. Gerontology Nursing Scholarship

Alfred W. Wilson Jr. was a resident of Akron, Ohio, for 79 years. Since 1996, after an unfortunate heart attack, Mr. Wilson became a patient of the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation group at The Akron General Wellness Center.  The Wellness Center is a community of patients and highly knowledgeable, dedicated, and friendly nurses specializing in cardiopulmonary diseases. In recognition of the exceptional care that Mr. Wilson received at the Wellness Center, Mrs. Wilson and family are offering a scholarship to financially assist aspiring graduate students to become nurses in the field of Gerontology Health.

The Alfred W. Wilson Jr. Gerontology Nursing Scholarship is intended for students of the Graduate School of Nursing in the Center for Gerontological Health Nursing and Advocacy at The University of Akron. More specifically, graduate students who choose advanced practice in Gerontological Health Nursing either through the nurse practitioner track or as a clinical nurse specialist. The scholarship is open to students who are passionate about cardiopulmonary diseases among the elderly and seek a nursing career in gerontology. Mrs. Wilson and family encourage high-achieving students to apply for this award by completing a statement of intent about their contributions and future involvement in elderly health.

The final recipient will be chosen by Mrs. E. Elaine Wilson in conjunction with the director of the Graduate School of Nursing in the Center for Gerontological Health Nursing and Advocacy based on his/her academic achievement and commitment to the field of nursing. This award is to be used for coursework in the student’s program of study.  This award will be granted annually to a student in the Graduate School of Nursing at The University of Akron.

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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