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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Bruner-Cox, LLP Scholarship

The Bruner-Cox, LLP Scholarship was originally established in 1988 by partners and associates of Bruner, Cox, Lotz, Syler & Graves accounting firm. They established The Bruner, Cox, Lotz, Syler & Graves Accounting Scholarship at The University of Akron. In 1992, the firm was officially named Bruner-Cox, LLP. Bruner-Cox, LLP has established itself as one of the fastest growing public accounting firms in Northern Ohio and prides itself as a leader for civic and cultural responsibility. In fulfilling its dedication to the community and support for higher education, Bruner-Cox, LLP continues its legacy of support by providing a scholarship for a student(s) enrolled in The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy at The University of Akron.

The Bruner-Cox, LLP Scholarship recipient(s) will be at the junior or senior level enrolled in the College of Business Administration and pursuing a degree in any one of the academic programs in The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy. First consideration will go to students who possess tremendous character and hold high ethical standards. The Bruner-Cox, LLP Scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and be in good standing with the College of Business Administration.

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