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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Moore, Dr. Linda L. Endowed Scholarship Fund in Fine and Applied Arts
The Dr. Linda L. Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund in Fine and Applied Arts was created in 1998 through a gift from Judy and Roger Read in honor of Dr. Moore's accomplishments as dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts from 1992 to 1998. Earnings from this endowed fund will be used to provide financial assistance to students majoring in one of the programs within the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Initially, awards will be given annually to a student in the fine arts programs and a student in the applied arts programs. As funds build, additional scholarships are to be created until a scholarship is given in each school within the College. At that time, the amount of the annual awards will be increased as additional funds become available. Recipients of the scholarship will be selected annually by the dean of the College in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Aid.