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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Renninger, Terry and Elizabeth Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Terry and Elizabeth Renninger Endowed Scholarship Fund was established out of Mr. and Mrs. Renninger’s desire to support and encourage students at The University of Akron who have demonstrated the capacity and motivation to achieve significant educational and career goals and also have developed the leadership skills to achieve these goals through active participation in any branch of the U.S. military.
Annual distributions from the scholarship will be awarded to a selected student(s) enrolled at The University of Akron after at least two years of active military service. Students enrolled in the College of Business Administration, the College of Education, or the School of Nursing are eligibile to apply. Special preference will be given to any applicant who meets the aforementioned critieria and is a single parent. Selection of the recipient will be made by a representative of the Military Services Center at The University of Akron, with input from the appropriate college(s) or school.