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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Sullivan, Meghan Scholarship
The Meghan Sullivan Scholarship was established by Dennis and Linda Sullivan in honor of their daughter, Meghan Sullivan (’01,’01,’03). Meghan earned bachelor’s degrees in Marketing Management and Sales Management, a minor in International Business and a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing from The University of Akron College of Business Administration. She is currently senior marketing manager at Charles Schwab in northeast Ohio.
Established in November 2019 in recognition of the University’s 150th Sesquicentennial anniversary, The Meghan Sullivan Scholarship will support students pursuing degrees in marketing at The University of Akron.
The Meghan Sullivan Scholarship is open to students enrolled in The University of Akron College of Business Administration pursing their undergraduate degrees in marketing. Scholarship assistance may be applied to the cost of tuition and general fee expenses. Student selection shall be based on financial need and will be determined by the University Scholarship Committee.