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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Miller, Sally A. and Joseph G. Family Foundation Endowed Diversity Fund

The Sally A. Miller and Joseph G. Miller Family Foundation (Donor), The University of Akron Foundation, and The University of Akron School of Law enter into this agreement to establish an endowment fund to be known as The Sally A. Miller and Joseph G. Miller Family Foundation Endowed Diversity Fund (“Fund”).  The purpose of the Fund is to support a diversity pipeline program to be created and administered by The University of Akron School of Law.

The diversity pipeline program is designed to expose undergraduate students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to the law school environment and legal profession, while also providing them with the tools needed to succeed in the law school application process.

In the event that the diversity pipeline program ceases to exist, The Sally A. Miller and Joseph G. Miller Family Foundation Endowed Diversity Fund may be used to provide scholarship assistance to students at The University of Akron School of Law who are from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds.

Use of distributed funds from The Sally A. Miller and Joseph G. Miller Family Foundation Endowed Diversity Fund in furtherance of the purposes stated herein, will be at the direction and the discretion of the Dean of The University of Akron School of Law.

 

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