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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BP Corrosion Student Resources Grant at The University of Akron College of Engineering

The BP Corrosion Student Resources Grant at The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, supports student participation in meaningful activities outside the traditional academic classroom. These activities are an important component of the Corrosion and Reliability Engineering program and complement to the baccalaureate degree in Corrosion Engineering.

This resources grant is made to provide annual funds to support the student activities and mission of the Corrosion and Reliability Engineering program at The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. Corrosion students comprise majors in Corrosion Engineering, members of the Corrosion Squad and members of the NACE International Student Chapter. The Corrosion Squad is a multi-disciplinary student group focused on fostering the academic and professional development of its members through interaction with academia and industry.

Expenditures will be for the purpose of expanding the learning experience and professional development of the corrosion students. Examples of the intent for funding include interaction with industry professionals, industry site visits, student research projects, student competitions, conferences, and other activities that enhance the students' opportunities, engagements, and experience beyond their baccalaureate academic classes and co-op program participation.

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