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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Carrino, Dr. Caesar A. Scholarship in Fine and Applied Arts
The Dr. Caesar A. Carrino Scholarship in Fine and Applied Arts was created through a gift from David L. Bennett in recognition of the guidance and encouragement he received from Dr. Carrino as a student at The University of Akron. Dr. Carrino served as Dean of The University of Akron’s Evening College and Summer Sessions from 1974 until his retirement from the University in 1989.
This scholarship will assist a deserving student who is majoring in any program within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, with preference given to a student majoring in Mass Media Communication or on the Public Relations track for Business and Organizational Communication. The recipient will be selected annually by the dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Aid based on financial need. Mr. Bennett would like to participate in the selection process.