Named scholarships

When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be funding.

For this reason, The University of Akron is pleased for the opportunity each year to assist talented, deserving students achieve their dreams, thanks to more than 1,300 named scholarships established through the kindness and generosity of thousands of UA alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations.

Scholarships truly are the best way to ensure that today’s students persist to graduation. Scholarships allow students to enroll full time and remain focused on their studies; they also reduce drop-out rates, decrease the stress of student loans, and shorten the road to graduation.

The need for scholarships grows each year, however, as students continue to face an increased financial burden in pursuit of a college degree. In fact, 94 percent of today’s baccalaureate students borrow to pay for college – versus just 45 percent in 1993. Across the country, the average college-related debt for borrowers in the class of 2016 was $37,172; for Ohio students, that figure was $30,239.

If you are interested in making a significant contribution to student success, please consider a gift to the MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND MOVING FORWARD scholarship campaign, which is the University's most important initiative. You may also establish a named scholarship at The University of Akron, which can be created to honor a living person, in memory of a loved one, or to contribute to the growth of an area of study.

To learn more, please contact the Department of Development at 330-972-7238

How do I apply for a scholarship?

This is not the page to apply for scholarships.

Students who want to apply for scholarships should visit the scholarship page on the Financial Aid site.

The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships. Scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

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Posilovich, Daniel Scholarship in Civil Engineering

The Daniel Posilovich Scholarship in Civil Engineering was originally established by Mr. Posilovich in 2002, and revised in 2019, in appreciation for scholarship assistance he received as a University of Akron undergraduate student. Mr. Posilovich, B.S.C.E. '76, credits his University education as a significant factor in his successful real estate development career. A native of New York, Mr. Posilovich came to The University of Akron via the Muehlstein Scholarship Program, which recruited talented young people from the New York City area to study at the University.

Mr. Posilovich says this generous scholarship made it possible for him to attain his degree. He wanted to share his gratitude by creating The Daniel Posilovich Scholarship in Civil Engineering to help students realize their goals and achieve their own successes.

The Daniel Posilovich Scholarship in Civil Engineering is to be awarded to junior and senior level civil engineering students. First consideration will be given to students pursuing careers in construction management. The scholarship is open to students in good academic standing in the College of Engineering. Scholarship candidates will be identified by the College and reviewed by Mr. Posilovich, with final recipient selection made by the College.

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