Finance Scholarships

The College of Business Administration has several scholarships and awards available for Finance Majors. Listed below are the award criteria for each scholarship. For additional information, including application procedures, click on “Full Description”.

The A. Frederic Banda Scholarship

  • Finance major
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing
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Briner-Catanzarite-Rakas Scholarship

  • Graduate of the School of Accountancy or Department of Finance
  • Outstanding undergraduate record
  • Full-time enrollment in The University of Akron School of Law
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Kenneth L. Calhoun Scholarship for Excellence in Finance

  • Direct admission to the CBA
  • Finance major
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Carina Diamond Endowed Scholarship for Financial Planning

  • Be enrolled full time at The University of Akron
  • Have completed 60 credit hours
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Prefer applicants to be pursuing a Financial Planning major or minor
  • Prefer applicants to be women
  • Complete application

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The Edith Mae Eckler Memorial Awards

  • Accounting or finance major
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Finance Advisory Board Economic Summit Awards Program

  • Undergraduate or graduate finance major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: Graduate – 3.8; Undergraduate – 3.5
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
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Finance Advisory Board Scholarship

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Outside activities/Work experience
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The Thomas and Anita Gedelian Endowed Scholarship
*This scholarship will not be available in 2016-2017*

  • Accounting or finance major
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.4
  • Employment that contributes to college expenses
  • Participation in civic or community activities or organizations
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The Louis F. and Dorothy C. Hampel Memorial Scholarship

  • Finance major
  • Enrollment in Honors College
  • Full-time student
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Galen J. Roush Memorial Scholarship

  • Accounting or finance major
  • Incoming freshmen:
    • direct admission to the CBA
    Current students:
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.6
    • Completion of certain course requirements
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VALIC Financial Advisors Scholarship in Financial Planning

  • Financial Planning Major
  • Completed sixty (60) credit hours as of the spring semester before application (second semester sophomore)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
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Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association Scholarships

  • Risk management & insurance major
  • Be a college sophomore, junior or senior not graduating before Fall 2019
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or major GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Have taken RMI courses or have work experience in the RMI industry
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The Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation Challenge Match Scholarship

  • The Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation and the CFP® Board Center for Financial Planning welcome students who can demonstrate financial need and are from underrepresented populations within the financial services profession (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and/or disability) to apply for our scholarship.
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