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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Tax Executives Institute Inc., Cleveland Chapter Graduate Assistant Award

Tax Executives Institute Inc. (TEI) is a professional organization of business executives who are responsible for taxation matters on an administrative or policy-making level, or whose work is otherwise primarily concerned with the problems of business taxation. TEI was founded in June of 1944 by a group of 15 prominent corporate tax executives in New York City. Since then, TEI has grown steadily and today has more then 5,000 members in 53 separate chapters.

The Cleveland chapter of TEI has approximately 120 members in the greater Northeast Ohio area and holds monthly meetings from September through May of each year. The Cleveland chapter will award $3,000 for the 2006-2007 academic year for graduate assistantships in the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy. The funds are to be awarded $1,500 per semester. At the end of the 2006-07 academic year, this assistantship will be awarded as funds are available. The recipient of The Tax Executives Institute Inc., Cleveland Chapter Graduate Assistant Award must be a student of the MTAX program within the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy, and the chair of the school will choose the recipient(s).

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