Honors scholarship opportunities

The Honors College awards several different types of scholarships for students in the Honors College.

Honors Select Scholarship

A scholarship renewable up to eight semesters for students in good standing in the Honors College. Currently valued at $2,000 per academic year.   Many scholarships awarded each year.

Honors Merit Scholarship

A scholarship renewable up to eight semesters for students in good standing in the Honors College. Currently valued at $1,500 per academic year.   Many such scholarships awarded.



Honors Recognition Scholarship

Currently worth $1,000 per academic year for Honors College students. Many of these scholarships are awarded each year.

Honors Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship provides $500 per academic year for Honors College students. Automatically renewable. 

Muehlstein Honors Housing Awards

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

Inclusive Excellence Honors Scholarships 

The Inclusive Excellence Honors Scholarships represent a new scholarship program from The University of Akron. Up to ten IE Honors Scholarships will be awarded for students beginning their first year of study in fall, 2011. 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 for those students demonstrating financial need.

Lisle M. Buckingham/Orr Family Honors Scholarships

The most prestigious honors scholarship. The award consists of tuition and fees, room and board, for up to eight semesters of an Honors student's academic program. Approximately six new awards each year.   Awarded after a second interview primarily to well-rounded applicants with unusually high test scores.


Scholarship to reduce out-of-state tuition

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.

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

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