New freshmen students who meet the academic criteria for more than one university scholarship may be eligible to receive up to $9,500 annually in combined university scholarships.
No scholarship application required:
►You do not have to submit a scholarship application to apply for these scholarships. We will use the information from your Admission application to determine your eligibility for general institutional, Honors, and non-Ohio resident scholarships.
General institutional scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,500 and are based on high school academic records and standardized test scores. These scholarships are awarded to admitted new freshmen meeting the minimum criteria. They are renewable for a maximum of eight consecutive, full-time (12 credit hour) semesters.
► You do not have to submit a scholarship application to apply for the General Honors Scholarships. We will use the information from your Admission application to determine your eligibility. Exceptionally high-achieving applicants will be invited to complete a special Honors scholarship application and interview for additional endowed Honors scholarships.
Every student admitted to UA prior to the honors deadline is considered for an Honors Scholarship Award. First consideration is given to those applicants meeting the following criteria. The Honors Scholarship is in addition to other general scholarships awarded at The University of Akron.
Honors admission deadline:
Deadline extended to May 1
Minimum 27 ACT with 20 English/22 Math or Minimum 1210 SAT Reading and Math with 470 Reading/510 Math
Varies by award and academic level
Full-time undergraduate (12 credits/semester) in a bachelor's degree program
Learn more about Honors Scholarships at The University of Akron.
In a unique partnership, the Akron Public Schools and The University of Akron will offer a scholarship opportunity to qualified APS seniors to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about the scholarship.
The University of Akron offers to qualified non-Ohio residents scholarship awards that are applied to the out-of-state tuition charges. Akron Advantage scholarships are in addition to any other scholarships you receive.
Endowed scholarships are funded by external donors and are awarded to students who meet criteria established by the donors. These criteria may include demonstrated history of leadership, community service, financial need and/or other personal factors.
About the Underrepresented Students Scholarship: Scholarships of up to $3,500 each will be awarded to UA entering Freshmen who have been historically underrepresented. Recipients must be degree seeking and have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 20 ACT composite or 950 combined critical reading and math on SAT.
Other criteria considered include: Ohio and Non-Ohio Residency; Ohio County of Residence; Location of High School Attended; Financial Need-economic background; Extracurricular Activities; First Generation College Attendance; Evidence of Leadership Ability; Creativity; Community Involvement; and students with a history of overcoming adversity.
Consideration will also be given to students from urban areas and Appalachian counties.
This scholarship is renewable provided that the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits for Fall and 12 credits for spring each year AND has a 2.75 accumulative GPA by end Spring semester each year.