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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Reymann, Charles and Salome Scholarship

The Charles and Salome Reymann Scholarship was established in 1976 by The Charles and Salome Reymann Foundation. Charles and Salome Reymann had a family of 16 children. Charles and his partners established the Atlantic Foundry, which operated in Akron from 1905 to 1989. Because Charles and Salome had two grandchildren with special education needs, support for individuals with special education needs and for those pursuing a career as intervention specialists/special education teachers became an interest among their other good works. In 1968, the descendants of Charles and Salome established The Reymann Foundation to honor and continue the legacy of good works that Charles and Salome performed in the community. 

The Charles and Salome Reymann Scholarship provides annual tuition scholarships for undergraduate students in the degree program for Intervention Specialist: Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs. This licensure area focuses upon provision of special educational services for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. The selection of the recipients will be made by the College of Education Scholarship Committee based upon financial need, academic achievement, and/or exceptional service. Recipients will be selected without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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