External Scholarship Opportunities

We list scholarships from sources outside our college and university from time to time. Please know that while we review the scholarship organizations, we cannot be responsible for the administration of such awards. Please perform your own research on the scholarships and organizations before applying.


CREW Network Foundation College Scholarships

The CREW Network Foundation scholarship program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. With the help of our generous donors, Scholarship Endowment Founders and scholarship program partner PGIM Real Estate, we were able to award fifteen (15) $5,000 academic scholarships to young women in 2017. To date, CREW Network and its Foundation have awarded 106 scholarships totaling $760,000.

Scholars receive:

  • $5,000 USD (or CAD equivalent) for tuition and books
  • Paid internship opportunity (summer of 2019)
  • Complimentary CREW Network student at-large membership (18 months)
  • Complimentary registration to the 2018 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace
  • For more information, please visit the CREW Network Page

The VALIC Financial Advisors Scholarship

The Department of Finance is pleased to announce the application period for The VALIC Financial Advisors Scholarship. There will be two awards of $750 to be used toward tuition and fees for the Fall 2018 semester. This award is available to full-time undergraduate students attending The University of Akron, majoring in Financial Planning in the College of Business Administration.
This scholarship is made possible by the support of contributions from VALIC Financial Advisors, VALIC employees, and a gift-match from AIG Matching Grants. .

  • Be enrolled full time at The University of Akron
  • Be a Financial Planning major
  • Have completed 60 credit hours
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Here's the application

Completed applications, together with all required materials, should be submitted to:
Dr. Barry Mulholland, CBA 219
bmulholland@uakron.edu
(330) 972-4524

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2018 by 5pm.


Brown, PC National Founder’s Scholarship — Undergraduate AND Graduate
$500 stipend
Requirements:
Current U.S. undergraduate business student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. 3.0 GPA
Learn more – Undergraduate
Learn more – Graduate


Marccx Media Scholarship

For Business, Law, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Students - Graduate or Undergraduate students.

We created the Marccx Media Scholarship to support business, marketing and entrepreneurship students. If you believe that perception is reality, the messages we deliver shape popular opinion. Today’s marketing students will be tomorrow’s cultural ambassadors and their mission is simple: inspire creativity and compassion at every corner. Too often the decision makers at the top are disconnected from the “real world” and so it’s important that revenue and responsibility are aligned for today’s business students and tomorrow’s captains of industry.

We’re investing in our future by investing in you. To promote business, marketing and entrepreneurial endeavors, every year Marccx Media gives one undergraduate student a $1,000.00 scholarship to support his or her studies. We must all do our part to pay it forward, and this opportunity is for you.

Deadline: December 15 each year.

For eligibility requirements, visit the scholarship page. Please direct questions to scholarships@marccx.com.


UA ARMY ROTC Scholarship

Money for school and living expenses plus world-class unique leadership training

Scholarship opportunities are available to qualified College of Business sophomore and graduate students through Army ROTC at The University of Akron.

Participation in Army ROTC provides:

We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about Army ROTC at The University of Akron. Contact us to talk with a scholarship advisor.


The IASA Scholarship

Criteria and Description:

In 2018, the IASA Scholarship will award collegiate scholarships to students at a sophomore level or above enrolled in a university with an insurance program and whose course of study is working toward a degree in Insurance Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Actuarial Science or Risk Management.

Students are encouraged to apply at our website.

Application due date: February 28, 2018.


Neo Isaca Student Scholarship

Criteria and Description:

The NorthEast Ohio ISACA Chapter is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who attends the most professional Chapter meeting events. Chapter meetings occur every third Thursday of each month during the Chapter year (September 2017 to May 2018).

Schedule of Chapter meetings is posted on the Chapter website.


Factor Finders $1,000 College Scholarship

Factor Finders is dedicated to helping small business owners secure the financing they need to grow through accounts receivable factoring services. However, in order to become a savvy business owner, we know that education is essential. Learning is one of our core-values, but we also realize that finding funding for a good education isn’t always easy. Therefore, we want to support Ohio students who want to further their education in the form of a scholarship.

Requirements:

You must be a current, full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 4-year university in the state of Ohio as of January 1, 2018.

For additional information, visit the Factor Finders website.


Richard West Law Office Annual Student Loan Scholarship

Richard West is the founder and lead bankruptcy attorney at the Richard West Law Office. He has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He understands the need for financial assistance in the pursuit of higher education and, therefore, has a desire to serve and help those who are financing their education through loans and/or scholarship.

In this spirit, the Richard West Law Office will chose qualified candidates to receive $500 scholarships to help support the costs of tuition and books each year. Mr. West hopes that these scholarships will reward the efforts of motivated members of the community by helping take some of the financial pressure of education off their shoulders as they work towards advancing their goals.

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be a US citizen, enrolled in an accredited college and financing their education through loans and/or scholarships.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship,
visit: Richard West Law Office - Giving back.


Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition is for graduate students who have been admitted on a part-time basis to a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or a related field.

  • Amount: Four scholarships of $9,000 each are available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Part-time graduate students in a public administration, finance, business administration or a related program.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship competition is for students who are enrolled full-time in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance. Eligible students should expect to be enrolled in the 2017 semester (including spring 2017 graduates).

  • Amount: One scholarship of $14,000 is available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Graduate students enrolled full-time in a program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship competition is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in state and local government finance in the United States or Canada.

  • Amount: Two scholarships of $9,000 each are available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.


Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship competition is for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. The Minorities Scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies.

  • Amount: One scholarship of $9,000 is available for award in 2017.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minority undergraduate or graduate student
    • Enrolled in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) program

For additional information:
visit the GFOA website and search on Student Opportunities.