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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Nettling, Henry “Hank” Endowed Scholarship in Accounting
The Henry “Hank” Nettling Endowed Scholarship in Accounting was created in 2002 through contributions from friends and relatives in honor of Henry “Hank” Nettling, vice president emeritus for business and finance upon his retirement after 38 years of dedicated service to The University of Akron; and upon being conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of distinguished leadership and service to the University through the promotion of sound business and financial policies and practices. Hank is an alumnus of the University, receiving his BSBA in accounting in 1959.
The scholarship is awarded by the Accounting Department in the College of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Office of Student Financial Aid, to a full-time junior accounting student maintaining a 3.0-3.5 GPA. The recipient will receive half of the award in the fall term and the remaining half in the spring term. The student must have financial need, yet not be eligible for grant assistance from state or federal need-based programs. The scholarship can be awarded through the recipient’s senior year if applicable. Memorial contributions are welcome.