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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Clinton, George and Julia Lucille Fouts Endowed Scholarship Fund
The George Clinton and Julia Lucille Fouts Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Mrs. Julia Lucille Fouts.
The purpose of The George Clinton and Julia Lucille Fouts Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide full tuition assistance, including books and fees, yearly to a total of two students at The University of Akron. One student is to be enrolled in the College of Engineering and one in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.
Each of the two scholarship recipients must be enrolled full time, have demonstrated financial need, and have a GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship shall be renewable for the students until graduation, provided they maintain eligibility as described above. Students shall be selected by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Any additional monies generated yearly by the endowment are to be split between the two colleges and used at the discretion of the deans.