Scholarships for undergraduates

UA is committed to supporting you as you pursue your education.

Every year, UA students receive more than $260 million in financial assistance. More than 80% of our undergraduates receive some form of financial aid to lower tuition costs.

Title Eligibility How to apply Award range Details
Presidential Scholarship
GPA of 3.00 or higher You are automatically considered when you apply for admission. $1,000 to $7,500 per year. See details.
The Provost’s Scholarship for Transfer Students
For students transferring from another regionally accredited college or university in fall 2022 or later with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. You are automatically considered when you apply for admission as a transfer student. $1,000 to $2,500 per year.
Akron Advantage Award Non-Ohio resident and you have a 3.00+ GPA You are automatically considered when you apply for admission. $3,000 per year. See details.
Driving Opportunity Scholarship For first-generation college students, new and returning, from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Details. Separate application required. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, and it includes a training and mentoring program for up to five years. Details and application.
Innovation Generation Scholarship Akron Public Schools students. See this page for more. You are automatically considered when you apply for admission. The scholarship may cover tuition and up to $428.40 of the general fee annually after all other grants and University-administered scholarships are applied. See details.
Jason Gibson Memorial Scholarship Transfer Student Scholarship, see eligibility details. Application required. Apply by July 1, 2022 to be considered for this scholarship, offered through the Ohio Transfer Council. Multiple, non-renewable $1,000 scholarships See details.
Private, endowed, college-specific and other scholarships Private and endowed scholarships are funded by donors and awarded to students who meet criteria set by them. The scholarships are often tied to certain areas of study. Some of the scholarships will require a separate application. More about private, endowed, college-specific and other scholarships.
Underrepresented Students Scholarship For entering freshmen who are historically underrepresented on college campuses. See criteria. Application required. Deadline is May 1. Up to $3,500 per year. See details.
Williams Honors College Scholarships For entering freshmen, entering transfer students and continuing students. Based on academic qualification taken from your admissions and honors applications, plus interview. Honors College application required. Deadline is April 1. $1,000 to $1,500 per year. See details.
Zips Affordability Scholarship Must be eligible for a Pell Grant. Must live in the University’s primary six-county service area. Must be a traditional freshman. See details. Must file the FAFSA. You are already considered when you apply for admission. Covers the entire cost of tuition and the general fee after federal and state grants and institutional scholarships have been applied. See details.