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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Martin, Dorothy Garrett Memorial Delta Gamma Lectureship on Values and Ethics

The Dorothy Garrett Martin Memorial Delta Gamma Lectureship on Values and Ethics at The University of Akron was founded in 1991 by Dorothy Garrett Martin for the International Delta Gamma Fraternity for women. The lectureship brings to The University of Akron campus distinguished lecturers on the broad topic of values and ethics. The lectureship was established on the belief that our civilization was built on precepts that are grounded in the highest ethical standards and that events celebrating these precepts will greatly enhance the academic mission of The University of Akron and by this activity uplift the human spirit and condition. The lectureship represents a significant event that will illuminate and define what is good and bad in the lives, characters, and practices of all professions; and will further educate the students attending The University of Akron as to the value and importance of ethical conduct. Open to students, faculty, and the public, the lectureship will greatly enhance the academic mission of The University of Akron.

The Dorothy Garrett Martin Memorial Delta Gamma Lectureship on Values and Ethics illuminates the core and spirit of Dorothy Garrett Martin, whose great deeds graced many, many people. Dorothy Martin’s generosity and love for Delta Gamma instituted The Dorothy Garrett Martin Center in Columbus, the Dorothy Garrett Martin Challenge Grants on Values and Ethics, and The Dorothy Garrett Martin Scholarship for Eta Chapter of Delta Gamma.

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