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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Horn, Dr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

The Dr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Horn Endowed Scholarship in Accounting was established in 1996 in honor of Dr. Horn by his wife, Lenore Peterman Horn. The scholarship will be awarded to a third-year student with an overall GPA of 3.0 to be used toward fourth-year tuition. Dr. and Mrs. Horn both graduated from East High School in 1929. Dr. Frederick E. Horn graduated from The University of Akron in 1933. Mrs. Horn attended evening classes at The University of Akron while working as the private secretary to the superintendent of the Akron Public School system. Dr. Horn received his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, where he had a distinguished career as a Graduate School of Business Professor, and headed the Graduate School of Business office for several years. Dr. Horn was a CPA and Partner in the Arthur accounting firm in New York City, where he was their international personnel director. And it was in this capacity that Dr. Horn and his wife traveled to more than 150 countries -- he teaching accounting to foreign employees of the firm, and she doing his secretarial work. Both Dr. and Mrs. Horn were indeed grateful to the University for their excellent educational background, and she is pleased to establish this endowed fund.

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