Named scholarships

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

How do I apply for a scholarship?

This is not the page to apply for scholarships.

Students who want to apply for scholarships should visit the scholarship page on the Financial Aid site.

The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships. Scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

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Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Endowed Directorship for The Archives of the History of American Psychology

In 2007, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation decided to grant the total sum of $2.1 million to The University of Akron Foundation for the establishment of The Margaret Clark Morgan Endowed Directorship for The Archives of the History of American Psychology at The University of Akron.

The Archives of the History of American Psychology (the “Archives”) is the premier resource for primary source material in the history of psychology. The Archives’ extensive holdings of manuscripts, artifacts, film, and photographs document the efforts of social scientists to define, study, treat, and advocate for a complete understanding of the human condition. The Archives seeks to provide the means whereby the psychological community and the general public can learn firsthand about psychological science and practice.

The director of the Archives will educate the citizens of the region and nation on critical issues impacting psychological science and practice through the Archives’ original materials, public programming, interpretive exhibits, and displays. These will include issues related to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness. Further, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation grant for endowment will provide funds for the Archives’ programming and salary enhancement for the director of The Archives of the History of American Psychology.

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