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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Chauncey, Beatrice A. Music Scholarship
Beatrice A. Chauncey graduated from the The University of Akron School of Music in 1943. Miss Chauncey pursued graduate education including the master’s and professional diploma at Teachers College, Columbia University, from 1945 to 1948. Bea worked in public school settings in Wyoming, California, and Florida before joining the faculty of East Carolina School of Music in 1949. Miss Chauncey then taught flute at the East Carolina School of Music for 41 years until her retirement in 1990.
The Beatrice A. Chauncey Music Scholarship is intended to bring outstanding students to the School of Music. The Scholarship will enable the director of the School of Music to determine the highest priority scholarship need for the School and recruit the most promising students. Awards may be renewed for the four years of undergraduate study or may be awarded on a one-time basis, at the discretion of the director of the School of Music.