Honors scholarship opportunities

The Honors College awards renewable Honors scholarships based on an applicant's academic qualifications. 

Those awards typically range from $500-$1,000 per year.

No special application is required. 


Honors Housing Award from the Herman M. Muehlstein Fund for Scholastic Aid

Presented at two different levels:

  1. Level I provides $4,000 per year toward housing costs in the UA Residence Halls for the first two years of a UA Honors student's program.
  2. Level II provides $2,000 per year for that housing, again for the first two years.

Inclusive Excellence Honors Scholarship

Up to ten Inclusive Excellence Honors Scholarships are awarded annually.

Inclusive Excellence Honors Scholarships will cover tuition and fees (after federal and state grants apply), and $5,000 toward on-campus room and board expenses for up to eight consecutive full-time semesters at UA.  The scholarships will be awarded to new Honors College freshmen with exceptional academic merit who meet UA’s institutional enrollment strategy. That strategy includes sensitivity to underrepresented groups, such as first generation college students; students with African-American, Hispanic, or Native American heritage; veterans; and non-traditional students.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.


Lisle M. Buckingham/Owen O. and Della M. Orr Honors Scholarship

The most prestigious honors scholarship, the Lisle M. Buckingham/Owen O. and Della M. Orr Honors Scholarship consists of tuition and fees, and room and board, for up to eight semesters of an Honors student's academic program.

About six new awards are made annually.

The scholarships are awarded after a second interview, primarily to well-rounded applicants with unusually high test scores.

More information is available in the sidebar of this page.


Scholarship to reduce out-of-state tuition

The University of Akron offers awards to qualified non-Ohio residents scholarship that are applied to out-of-state tuition charges. Akron Advantage scholarships are in addition to any other scholarships you receive.

Triangle 'Akron Advantage' out-of-state scholarship program.