Those who give

The College of Education is grateful for the generous support of alumni, friends, foundations and organizations. The donations we receive help us to achieve our goals.

We want to share stories about our donors with you.

Douglas P. Davis Endowed Scholarship Fund

Douglas P. Davis was known for his bright smile, love for family and eagerness to make new friends. The University of Akron College of Education is honored to celebrate his memory with a newly established scholarship to help support students who seek a career in special education.  Read more.


Patricia Parr Memorial Fund

The Patricia Parr Memorial Fund has been established to support the individuals and families that utilize the services of the Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling through The University of Akron’s College of Education.  Parr was a mentor to her students, tirelessly advocating for their success, seeing great possibilities, always willing to invest in, encourage and support them. This fund will be a legacy for her great contributions to The University of Akron. Read more.


The Virginia Ewald Endowed Scholarship in Education

Although never a student at The University of Akron, Virginia Ewald was a generous supporter of the University. Her enthusiasm for young people kept her young, her friends say. She never tired of meeting students and attending a number of cultural activities and programs at UA over the years. Prior to her passing in 2008 at age 93, Ms. Ewald made arrangements to support the educational advancement of the next generation of educators at UA.  Read more.


Conrad Ott Scholars Fund

To honor the memory of Dr. Conrad C. Ott, longtime Akron Public Schools superintendent and board member, a group of alumni and friends of the College of Education at The University of Akron, established an endowed scholarship. The Conrad C. Ott Scholars Fund is awarded annually to an APS teacher pursuing a graduate degree in education at The University of Akron. Higher education had always been a priority to Ott, and this fund is a way to assist educators in achieving their educational goals.   Apply beginning March 1

Donations to the fund are accepted and appreciated. Please contact Diontre Earl, director of development, at (330) 972-6649 or dearl@uakron.eduRead more.


Shale Trust $100,000 Scholarship Challenge:  Update

Through a unique matching gift opportunity created by The Mary F. Shale Trust, all new gifts to the COE will be matched dollar-for-dollar in an effort to raise an additional $100,000 for scholarships. Scholarship contributions will aid in the college’s mission of delivering the best and brightest into America’s classrooms.  Join the cause.


Ritchie Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The Ritchie Foundation awarded the COE with an endowed scholarship of $5,000 in January 2012. Those who are going into their semester of student teaching will be able to apply to this fund to help ease their financial burden while having real-world experience. The gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Mary Francis Shale Scholarship.


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Number of COE alumni as of Spring 2014


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