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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Women's Committee of The University of Akron International College Ambassador Scholarship
The Women's Committee of The University of Akron International College Ambassador Scholarship was established in 1990 when the committee began to provide annual assistance to a student who participates in an international study program at any accredited institution abroad for one semester. The recipient of this scholarship is required to become The University of Akron Ambassador the year after returning. He or she agrees to make formal presentations in the community about his/her studies and travel experience. The recipient of this scholarship will receive $1,000 to be used toward the study/travel program. Selection is based on completion of an application available from the Office of International Programs, which is reviewed by the director of International Programs or a designee and the International Programs Committee of the Women's Committee.