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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Turner Construction Award for Women in Engineering and/or Women in Construction Engineering Technology

Founded in 1902, the Turner Construction Company adheres to a philosophy of integrity, concern for quality, and services to clients that continues today. Through teamwork and partnering, a strong sense of purpose, and a commitment to “getting it right the first time,” Turner continues to be the leader in providing building construction services. 

Turner Construction holds to the belief that its career-oriented staff is its prime asset. Hard work, dedication, and integrity are the trademarks of Turner staff. 

In keeping with these beliefs, Turner Construction Company offers The Turner Construction Award for Women in Engineering and/or Women in Construction Engineering Technology, a $1,000 award each year to a female civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering student or a female construction engineering technology student demonstrating these qualities. In addition, the recipient will demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 2.7. It is the hope of Turner Construction Company that this award will serve as an impetus for its recipients to complete their degrees while balancing the richness of family, community, and academic life. 

Nominees for The Turner Construction Award will be provided by both the director of the Women in Engineering Program and the program director from the Construction Engineering Technology Department at The University of Akron to the Turner Construction Selection Committee, chaired by Joseph Lazzaro, vice president and general manager, Turner Construction, Cleveland, Ohio.

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