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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Intellectual Property Advisory Council Founder's Endowment
The Intellectual Property Advisory Council Founder’s Endowment was established in 2004 by the Intellectual Property Advisory Council of The University of Akron School of Law. The purpose of the fund is to support the growth and development of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at The University of Akron School of Law in its mission to achieve pre-eminence.
The Intellectual Property Advisory Council was formed in 2000 to alert the School of Law and its Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology to developments in the rapidly evolving field of intellectual property. The council is made up of members who are experts in the field from around the nation and around the world. It serves an important role in advancing the IP curriculum, as well as fostering relationships with businesses and law firms and assisting students with career planning issues and matters related to program and resource development. It has had great success in its efforts to propel the School of Law to the forefront of intellectual property expertise.
A foundation of excellence for the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology has been assured by the past and present support of alumni, friends, corporations, and associations. Their altruistic spirit has, in perpetuity, established a foundation of academic excellence in intellectual property at The University of Akron School of Law for students and the legal profession.
The Intellectual Property Advisory Council Founder’s Endowment was established to continue the momentum of private support for the center. The goal of the fund is to create a lasting resource to assist the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology and the Intellectual Property Advisory Council in its work to identify student-, curriculum-, or program-based opportunities. Distributions will be made after the fund reaches an endowed level of $10,000. At that time, the director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and the dean of the School of Law will seek recommendations from the officers of the Intellectual Property Advisory Council to identify the use of the funds.