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.
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Martin, Dr. Paul E. Graduate Fellowships in History
The Dr. Paul E. Martin Graduate Fellowships in History are made possible by a gift from Dr. Martin to assist individuals wishing to pursue high scholarly achievement in the field of history at the master's or doctorate level. The Martin Fellowships advocate the importance of history as an intellectual and practical field of study because of its concentration in the world's cultural, economic, political, and social perspectives. Undergraduates who have benefited by financial assistance as a Martin Scholar are invited to participate in this endowed fellowship fund. The Martin Fellowships shall be awarded to graduate students selected by the chairman of the Department of History in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences assisted by two full-time history professors and the Provost of the University.