Scholarships for Continuing Students (2018-19)


General, Honors, Valedictorian/Salutatorian, and Akron Public School Scholarships are automatically renewed based on the criteria outlined in your original scholarship award letter.

Submit the Continuing Student Scholarship Application each year by May 1 to be considered for other private/named (including endowed) scholarships awarded by the Office of Student Financial Aid. This application is required each year to be considered for renewal. Please note that renewal is based upon availability of funds.

Additional scholarships may be available from other UA departments and external sources. Each scholarship process is different. Follow the links below for detailed information and instructions.

Other Scholarship Resources
There are a number of free and recommended websites that students can use to search for scholarship opportunities outside of The University of Akron. Outside scholarships received should be reported to the Office of Student Accounts.

 Submit the Bhutanese Community Scholarship by May 1.

Beginning fall 2018, The University of Akron will provide scholarships for students who are Bhutanese refugees. Students may apply by completing the Bhutanese Community Scholarship application, which includes an essay detailing their Bhutanese heritage, community activities, and higher education goals. A total of eight scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded for the academic year. Students may reapply for this scholarship each year as funds are available.

Applications may be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by fax to 330-972-7139 or in person to Simmons Hall Room 202. The deadline to submit an application is May 1 for the upcoming academic year.

Scholarship cap

UA strives to address the financial needs of as many students as possible.

By setting a scholarship maximum ("cap"), the University is able to help more students achieve their goals by distributing scholarships broadly to a greater number of students. Scholarships awarded by the University, including general institutional scholarships and private/named and endowed scholarships are all subject to the established scholarship cap.

A student's combination of all University-awarded scholarships for the year cannot exceed the cap which is determined when they enter the University as a freshman.

For freshmen students who entered in Fall 2017, the scholarship cap is $11,000 annually.

For more about the cap, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Ways that tuition dollars can be applied

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