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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Hurd, Herbert and Lorna Scholarship for Instrumental Music Students

The Herbert and Lorna Hurd Scholarship for Instrumental Music Students was formally established in 2017 by generous arts patrons, Herbert and Lorna Hurd.  They desire to support students, who play instruments in one or more of The University of Akron’s bands and need financial assistance.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION

This scholarship shall be awarded to one or more students who play in a band at The University of Akron.  First preference is for students who play the French horn, and then other instruments may be considered.  Students must have financial need, convey a desire to earn a degree in four years, and have a GPA of at least 2.75 that is maintained throughout their studies. 

Candidates will be identified by School of Music faculty and shared with the donors for review and selection.  Each candidate’s information should include a brief statement about their future plans related to instrumental music.

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