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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- E. P. Lambert Company Scholarship
- Earley, Louise and Lawrence Internship
- Eastman Chemical Company Enhancement Scholarship
- Eby, Professor Ronald K. Award In Polymer Science
- Eckler, Edith Mae Memorial Awards
- Economics Alumni Scholarship
- Efebera, Dr. Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Eisenzimmer, Joseph W. and Marie F. Scholarship
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council Gift Fund
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Design Fund
- Electrical Engineering Graduate Fellowship
- Electrical Engineering Honors Scholarship
- Electrical Engineering Leadership Award
- Elias, Edward G. Bowling Tournament Prize
- Elijah Scholarship
- Eliot, John and Sylvia Scholarship in the Archives of the History of American Psychology
- Elliott, Frederick W. Scholarship for Men’s Soccer
- Elliott, Rick Endowed Fund for Steel Drum Band Directors
- Ellul, Maria D. and Jeffrey L. Sain Endowed Fellowship
- Emanuel, John D. Endowed Scholarship/Award
- Emmons, Judge Clande and Mrs. Thelma Endowed Internship
- Endowed Directorship for The Archives of the History of American Psychology and The University of Akron
- Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Women’s Auxiliary Board of the Summit County Children’s Home Inc.
- Engineering Foundation of Ohio Scholarships
- Engler, Edward M. Scholarship Endowment
- Enke, George P. Scholarship
- Ernst & Young Endowed Accounting Leadership Scholarship
- Essner, Charlotte Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology
- Essner, Charlotte Scholarship for Percussion Students
- Estock, Mark A. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Evans Foundation Scholarships
- Evans, Charles D. and Celia S. Scholarship Fund
- Evans, Thomas W. Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Evening Class 2007 Scholarship Fund
- Evening Class of 1995 Book Scholarships
- Ewald, Virginia R. Endowed Scholarship in Education
- Exxon Chemical Company Scholarship Fund