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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Akron Division AGC of Ohio Inc. Scholarship in Construction Technology

The Akron Division AGC of Ohio Inc. Scholarship in Construction Technology was established by Akron-area construction business leaders to ensure the industry can draw from a strong pool of well-trained prospective employees. In addition, a goal of The Akron Division AGC of Ohio Inc. Scholarship in Construction Technology is to attract students of high quality to study in The University of Akron’s Construction Technology program and provide those students an incentive to succeed. 

The Akron Division AGC of Ohio Inc. Scholarship in Construction Technology is intended for future construction professionals and tradespeople who will positively influence the construction industry. The recipient(s) will be selected in June of each year for awards the following September. Preference shall be given to employees of an Akron-area Construction Industry Association and their children or stepchildren. Additional requirements include: Pursuit of a career in construction; enrollment in at least the second year of a two- or four-year construction degree program at The University of Akron; minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0); U.S. citizen residing in Ohio; completion of the award application; a personal essay and college transcript along with the application and participation in a personal interview.

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