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 Sigma Theta Sorority Inc./Lois Lee Killings Endowed Scholarship
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc./Lois Lee Killings Endowed Scholarship was established in 1990 by the Akron Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and presented at the 30th Chapter Anniversary celebration. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor Lois Lee Killings, a dedicated member and past chapter president, for her exemplary efforts in raising scholarship money for youth. The scholarship will be awarded to an African-American student with an overall GPA of 2.50 or better who has completed at least 32 credits and has demonstrated financial need. Selection of the recipient shall be determined by the Akron Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Committee of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in conjunction with the Office of Student Financial Aid.