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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Italian-American Professional and Businessmen’s Club Scholarship for Music in Memory of Dominic J. Guzzetta
The Italian-American Professional and Businessmen’s Club Scholarship for Music in Memory of Dominic J. Guzzetta was established in 1987 as The Italian-American Professional and Businessmen’s Club Award. The name was changed in 2010 after the death of Dominic J. Guzzetta, longtime club member and strong supporter of the arts. This annual award benefits a student of Italian descent who is majoring in one of the fine arts. The recipient will be determined by the dean of the College of Creative and Professional Arts, with preference given to a graduate student. It is available for two years in succession. If a graduate student of Italian descent is not identified for the award, another undergraduate may be the recipient.
The Italian-American Professional and Businessmen’s Club Scholarship for Music in Memory of Dominic J. Guzzetta previously was known as The Italian-American Professionals and Businessmen’s Club Award. To be considered for the award, candidates must have a minimum 3.2 graduate or undergraduate GPA, a special commitment to completing his/her fine arts program, demonstrated financial need, and traceable Italian ancestry.
This scholarship will provide an annual award to benefit one student of Italian descent who is majoring in one of the fine arts. This scholarship award may not be received or issued in the form of a refund check; award dollars are to pay for tuition and/or fees and posted to the student’s University account.