Scholarships

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Akron offers thousands of scholarships. Scholarships are offered through:

Scholarships administered by the Dean's Office of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences are:

The scholarship deadline for the College scholarships (above) has passed and will re-open in January, 2015.

Scholarship Grade
Level
Academic
Merit
Financial
Need
Other Criteria
Evan B. Brewster, Jr. FR, SO, JR, SR yes
BCAS Alumni SR* yes
Bulger, Ph.D. and Foltz, M.D.  FR, SO, JR, SR yes yes commitment to UA
William J. Costigan Family FR, SO, JR, SR yes yes
Judith A. and Roger T. Read JR* yes (3.0) yes preference to those who work
Italian American in Memory of Dominic J. Guzzetta FR, SO, JR, SR, Graduate student preferred yes (3.2) yes

major in School of Music, DTAA, or Art, demonstrated financial need, and traceable Italian ancestry

Joanne J. Daverio FR, SO, JR, SR yes

major in School of Music, DTAA, FCS, Art or Communication

Pauline Franks FR, SO, JR, SR yes (3.25) major in School of Music, DTAA, or Art
Dr. Linda L. Moore FR, SO, JR, SR major School of Music, DTAA, FCS, Art or Communication

FR-freshmen, SO-sophomore, JR-junior, SR-senior
*Must be at this level during the upcoming academic year for which the scholarship is awarded; students at the Freshmen level would be continuing freshmen, not incoming freshmen

Scholarships administered by the schools and departments of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences are found in the table below:

Title Department Student Level Majors Only
A.D. and Frances Wilson Memorial Grant English Graduate Yes
Akron Undergraduate Excellence in Fiction Award English Undergraduate No
Alberta M. and William C. King Scholarship Fund Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Yes
Alice and Walter Macior Graduate Scholarship in Botany and Plant Sciences Biology Undergraduate Yes
Alpha Omega Dukes Memorial Fiction Writer Award English Undergraduate, Graduate No
Anthropology Student Scholarships and Internships Anthropology and Classical Studies Undergraduate Yes
Arthur L. Robinson Memorial Chemistry Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Beatriz and James Houmard Scholarship College Graduate No
Betty and George Crisp Scholarship Biology Undergraduate Yes
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Scholarship College Undergraduate No
Burgner Memorial Medical Scholarship Biology Undergraduate Yes
Calista Cumings Award English Undergraduate, Graduate No
Carl H. and Dorothy S. Bauer Scholarship English Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
Cathryn Carroll Taliaferro Phi Sigma Alpha Scholarship College Undergraduate No
Charles E. Bulger, Ph.D., and Esgar Bowen Foltz, M.D., Endowed Scholarship College Undergraduate No
Christian Stinner Memorial Award Biology Undergraduate Yes
Christian Stinner Memorial Scholarship in Psychology Psychology Undergraduate Yes
Delbert L. Gibson Scholarship Modern Languages Undergraduate Yes
Department of Psychology Community Service Award Psychology Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
Department of Psychology Merit Scholarship Psychology Undergraduate Yes
Department of Psychology Travel Award Psychology Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Professors' Scholarship Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Yes
Donald A. and Laura Jane Keister Memorial Essay Prize in Literature English Graduate No
Donald E. Miller Professional Writing Prize English Undergraduate No
Dorothy Garrett Martin Memorial Scholarship in History History Undergraduate Yes
Dorris B. Harris Endowed Scholarship English Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Charles Alexander McClelland Endowed Scholarship Biology Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Charles C. Rogler Scholarship Sociology Undergraduate Yes
Dr. E.B. Foltz Premedical Prize Biology Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Franklin Strain Memorial Graduate Chemistry Scholarship Chemistry Graduate Yes
Dr. Gwendolyn Lutz Scott Scholarship Biology Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Harold G. Cassidy Chemical Endowment Fund Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Harvey A. and Annetta Karam Endowed Scholarship for BS/MD Students BS/MD Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Hezzleton E. Simmons Memorial Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Dr. John Samuel Phillipson, Jr. Scholarship English Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Joseph C. Ambelang Endowed Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Kevin E. Kelleher Memorial Fund Scholarship Biology Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Leora E. Straka Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Lung-ho Lin Memorial Scholarship in Economics Economics Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Mary E. Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Paul Acquarone Award in Plant Sciences Biology Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Roger F. Keller, Jr. Award Biology Undergraduate Yes
Dr. Samuel M. Selby Memorial Scholarship Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
Dr. Sheldon B. Liss Endowed Scholarship College Undergraduate No
Dr. William R. Murphy, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Emanuel and Rose Gurin Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Ernst von Meerwall Endowed Scholarship Physics Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
Evan B. Brewster, Jr. Scholarship College Undergraduate Yes
Exxon Chemical Company Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Flexsys America L.P. Scholars in Chemistry Chemistry Graduate Yes
Gary M. Harris Physics Scholarship Physics Undergraduate Yes
Geology Alumni Memorial Scholarship Geology & Environmental Science Undergraduate Yes
George E. Wilkinson Scholarship Biology Undergraduate Yes
Gertrude A. Lancaster Memorial Scholarship Fund Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Gilbert W. and Marguerite H. Dilley Scholarship History Undergraduate Yes
Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship Institute for Lifespan Development & Gerontology Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
Householder Physics Prize Physics Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
James F. Fitzgerald, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Geology & Environmental Science Undergraduate Yes
Janet C. Fisher Endowed Scholarship Sociology Undergraduate Yes
John Franklin Coleman Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
John Morris Davies and William Olin Davies Memorial Fund in Physics Physics Undergraduate Yes
John T. Dukes Memorial Essay Prize in Composition Studies English Graduate Yes
Judith A. and Roger T. Read Scholarship in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences College Undergraduate No
Julius Muehlstein Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Lazarus Walter Macior Graduate Scholarship in Botany and Plant Sciences Biology Undergraduate Yes
Lester E. and Kathleen A. Coleman Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry Chemistry Graduate Yes
Literary Guild Excellence in Literary Criticism Prize English Undergraduate No
Literary Guild Student Service Award English Undergraduate, Graduate No
Lois E. Finley Memorial Scholarship English Undergraduate Yes
Lubrizol Corporation Scholarship in Chemistry Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Marian H. Smith Short Story Prize English Undergraduate, Graduate No
Marjorie J. Karlson Memorial Scholarship Computer Science Undergraduate Yes
Mary K. Kirtz Literary Essay Prize in International Literature English Undergraduate, Graduate No
Mary Mostenic Award for Composition English Undergraduate No
Othella and Hilah Dukes Memorial Scholarship English Graduate Yes
Petro-Tex Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
Phi Sigma Alpha Scholarship College Undergraduate No
Pixley Scholarships English Undergraduate No
Ray C. and Ellen P. Bliss Scholarship Bliss Institute Undergraduate Yes
Raymond E. Sanders Research Scholarship Psychology Undergraduate Yes
Richard L. and Elisabeth A. Hurley Scholarship for Excellence Bliss Institute Undergraduate Yes
Robert Blaser Family Scholarship Physics Undergraduate Yes
Robert F. Harris and Lucille S. Harris Scholarship in History History Undergraduate Yes
Royal C. and Betty J. Gardner Memorial Scholarship in Physics Physics Undergraduate Yes
Sam Ella Dukes Memorial Poetry Prize English Undergraduate, Graduate No
Shakespeare Essay Prize Contest English Undergraduate, Graduate No
Summerfield Baldwin III Scholarship History Undergraduate Yes
Summit Data Communications Internship in Computer Science Computer Science Undergraduate Yes
The Ashton Prize Fund Communication Undergraduate Yes
The Ernest E. and Lois M. McClellan Endowed Scholarship Chemistry Undergraduate Yes
The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Graduate Yes
Walter and Meg Heintz Memorial Physics Fund Physics Undergraduate Yes
Wei-Jen Chang Endowed Scholarship Biology Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
William and Dora Martin History Endowment Scholarship History Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
William H. Beyer Statistics Scholarship Statistics Undergraduate, Graduate Yes
Zora M. Ledinko Endowed Memorial Scholarship English Undergraduate, Graduate No