The Mary A. and Joseph E. Snyder Scholarship

 The Mary A. and Joseph E. Snyder Scholarship for History and/or English Undergraduate Honors Students was established in 2005 by an estate gift from Mary Alice and Joseph Snyder. Mary Alice attended the University and enjoyed her time with the History and English professors within the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences. Mary Alice’s wish was to honor the professors of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences by creating a scholarship that would attract the best and brightest students to study history and/or English at The University of Akron.


Prize value varies from year to year.

Who can enter:

This scholarship is to be awarded to an undergraduate student(s) whose major is English and has been accepted into the Honors Program. Restricted to students returning for the following academic year.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Apply for the award with a 1-2 page letter explaining how you would benefit by receiving the scholarship.
  • Please include your name, email address, and student ID number in the document.
  • All submissions must double-spaced in 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman.
  • The committee’s decision will be final.
  • Save the title of your document in “LAST NAME-Award Title” format (for example, SMITH-Snyder Scholarship).
  • Upload your document in PDF form.
  • Access to the submission form will re-open in the Spring 2023 semester.