Scholarships for Continuing Students (2017-18)

General, Honors, Valedictorian/Salutatorian, and APS Scholarships, as well as Akron Advantage Gold/Blue Awards, 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.

Ways that tuition dollars can be applied

UA offers thousands of scholarships and awards - more than $32 million each year. With the largest endowment of any public university in northern Ohio, UA is able to give many talented students the chance to study. Awards range from hundreds of dollars to complete, "full-ride" academic scholarships.

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 entering in Fall 2017, the scholarship cap is $11,000 annually. For additional information regarding the scholarship cap, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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