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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Pope, George-Todd Fulmer Endowed Scholarship in Flute

The George Pope-Todd Fulmer Endowed Scholarship in Flute is intended to support outstanding flute students at The University of Akron School of Music. The Pope-Fulmer Scholarship was created to help the UA Flute Studio recruit and retain the most promising students. The scholarship may be awarded to one or more students a year on a one-year basis or renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. The selection of recipients is at the discretion of the UA flute faculty in consultation with the director of the UA School of Music, the UA Student Financial Aid Office, and Emeritus Professor George Pope.

George Pope was professor of flute at The University of Akron from 1978 until retiring in 2013 with emeritus status. He was a founding member of the Solaris Quintet, the faculty woodwind ensemble, and released three CDs with them. He was the principal flute of the Akron Symphony Orchestra for 24 years and graduated from the University of Tulsa and Northwestern University.

Todd Evan Fulmer graduated from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in 1984 and worked as an interior designer for Kenneth Toney Interiors, BIE-Akron, and APG-Akron until his death in 2012.

The George Pope-Todd Fulmer Endowed Scholarship in Flute was created in November 2014 with gifts from Pope, as well as gifts from family and friends of Pope and Fulmer.

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