MAKE A GIFT TO AKRON LAW
There are many ways to support Akron Law:
The “Making a Difference and Moving Forward” campaign enables donors to support Akron Law students directly and immediately on a tax-deductible basis. If you contribute now, we will make your donation available to students next semester.
Your scholarship support will help us attract new students. It will also allow current students to remain focused on their studies, increase retention rates, and decrease the burden of student loans.
SCHOOL OF LAW DEAN'S CLUB
The Dean’s Club is Akron Law’s annual fund. Gifts to the Dean’s Club are unrestricted and support Akron Law’s areas of greatest need.
With the cost of tuition at just under $25,000 each year, scholarship assistance significantly lessens the financial burden of law school for the student award recipient.
Endowed scholarship funds are typically established with gifts of $25,000 or more, and 4.5% of the corpus is distributed in the form of scholarship assistance each year (after an initial waiting period of three years from the time of endowment). Endowed scholarships may be funded with a one-time gift or over time.
Non-endowed scholarships offer a different approach to scholarship assistance, such that all of the funds contributed are available for immediate distribution to students in the form of scholarship assistance. A non-endowed scholarship will continue for as long as it is funded.
Both types of scholarships allow for donors to be as involved as they would like in the scholarship selection process. Further, donors may choose to establish a general scholarship with few restrictions, or they may wish to offer assistance to students who have a particular area of interest, such as trial advocacy or intellectual property law.