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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Management Advisory Board Scholarship
The Management Advisory Board Scholarship was established in 2001 as the result of concerns from business leaders serving on the Management Advisory Board of The University of Akron's College of Business Administration. Each year the scholarship is awarded to worthy students majoring in Management at The University of Akron. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Accepted in the College of Business Administration
- Completed at least one Management course beyond 6500:221, 222 and 301, 330
- Completed at least 30 hours at The University of Akron
- Earned a 3.0 GPA or above in Management courses and overall
- Submitted a brief summary of why scholarship should be awarded
The Management Advisory Board Scholarship is awarded each year and is renewable if qualification requirements are met.
The Management Advisory Board Scholarship is funded by gifts from the Management Advisory Board of the College of Business Administration at The University of Akron. Additional contributions to the fund are welcome.