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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Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Delta Omicron Chapter Scholarship Fund
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization of female educators who strive for excellence in all fields of education. The society achieves this goal through several avenues, including offering financial support to College of Education students at The University of Akron.
Upon the death of valued society member Mildred H. Collis, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society received funds to be used for scholarships. This led to the establishment of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Delta Omicron Chapter Scholarship Fund. Mrs. Collis was a University of Akron alumnus and taught in the Akron Public Schools for more than 40 years.
The fund provides four $1,200 scholarships to University of Akron female students. Preference will be given to students in need of remedial coursework. The College of Education scholarship committee selects the recipients. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International requests that recipients provide an essay explaining their academic and professional pursuits.