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Scholarships and Financial Aid

In support of academic excellence, both The University of Akron and the College of Business Administration offer a wide variety of scholarships to help students in their educational pursuits. These scholarships are provided by corporations, foundations, professional organizations, faculty, alumni and other individuals.

Charles Schwab Foundation Scholars in Financial Planning Scholarship

The College of Business Financial Planning program and the Charles Schwab Foundation are pleased to announce the Charles Schwab Foundation Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship, aimed at inspiring a future career in finance, will provide students in underrepresented populations a $10,000 per academic year scholarship.

The Schwab Scholars in Financial Planning Scholarship is automatically renewable for an additional $10,000 in the subsequent academic year. Recipients also receive the opportunity to interview for a paid internship at Schwab.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2021

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College of Business Administration Scholarships

College of Business Administration (CBA) students should complete one of the CBA Scholarship Applications below for 2021-2022 academic year scholarships. Students completing these applications will be considered for all scholarships offered from the CBA (applicant data will be shared throughout Departments and Institutes). If a student is selected for a scholarship, the student will receive notification via email during the Spring semester. Students must confirm acceptance, provide a thank you letter and meet CBA and UA scholarships requirements to be awarded the scholarship.

Incoming CBA Student Scholarship Application
For students who are attending UA starting Summer/ Fall 2021 directly out of high school or have not attended another institution since graduating from high school. The application will go live on Monday, November 23. Scholarship applications for incoming College of Business are still open for students that want to apply. PLEASE NOTE, students applying before January 5, 2021 will receive priority consideration for scholarship awards. Students applying after that date will be considered for scholarships as they become available.

General CBA Student Scholarship Application: Current students, incoming transfer students, incoming graduate students
For undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending UA or who will be admitted at UA for Summer/Fall 2021 as a transfer student or graduate student. The application will go live on Monday, November 23. The priority deadline to complete the application has been extended to Monday, February 1 at 8:00 am. Applications received by the priority deadline will be reviewed for all scholarships in the CBA. Students may continue to submit an application after this date. Graduate students will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Aid for Business Graduate Students

External Scholarship Opportunities

From time to time, the CBA is notified of scholarship opportunities offered by companies, organizations and agencies outside the University. Check here regularly to learn about new, external scholarship opportunities.

University Scholarships

The University of Akron offers scholarships specifically for CBA majors. Learn about the awards that are available. If you have questions about University Scholarships, contact the UA Office of Student Financial Aid by phone at 1-800-621-3847 or 330-972-7032.

Financial Aid

Learn about the many sources of financial aid and work-study opportunities available to all UA students through the University's Office of Student Financial Aid. Contact the UA Office of Student Financial Aid by phone at 1-800-621-3847 or 330-972-7032 or uakron.edu/finaid/support with your questions.