When it comes to earning a college degree, the greatest obstacle can be funding.
For this reason, The University of Akron is pleased for the opportunity each year to assist talented, deserving students achieve their dreams, thanks to more than 1,300 named scholarships established through the kindness and generosity of thousands of UA alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations.
Scholarships truly are the best way to ensure that today’s students persist to graduation. Scholarships allow students to enroll full time and remain focused on their studies; they also reduce drop-out rates, decrease the stress of student loans, and shorten the road to graduation.
The need for scholarships grows each year, however, as students continue to face an increased financial burden in pursuit of a college degree. In fact, 94 percent of today’s baccalaureate students borrow to pay for college – versus just 45 percent in 1993. Across the country, the average college-related debt for borrowers in the class of 2016 was $37,172; for Ohio students, that figure was $30,239.
If you are interested in making a significant contribution to student success, please consider a gift to the MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND MOVING FORWARD scholarship campaign, which is the University's most important initiative. You may also establish a named scholarship at The University of Akron, which can be created to honor a living person, in memory of a loved one, or to contribute to the growth of an area of study.
To learn more, please contact the Department of Development at 330-972-7238.
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Latham, Dr. Gary P. Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The Dr. Gary P. Latham Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund for Industrial/Organizational Psychology was established by Dr. Latham in 2010 to assist the University in endowing a graduate student fellowship in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Industrial/Organizational Psychology program in the Psychology Department. The University's program is one of the highest nationally ranked and globally respected programs in the country.
Dr. Latham received his doctor of philosophy from The University of Akron. He is the Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, with cross-appointments to the Department of Psychology, School of Nursing, and Industrial Relations.
The Dr. Gary P. Latham Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund for Industrial/Organizational Psychology will provide funding to help talented students complete graduate studies and will provide support for superlative research. The recipient will be selected annually by the Chair of the Department of Psychology.