Named scholarships

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

How do I apply for a scholarship?

This is not the page to apply for scholarships.

Students who want to apply for scholarships should visit the scholarship page on the Financial Aid site.

The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships. Scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

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Center for Silver Therapeutics Research Undergraduate Internship

The Center for Silver Therapeutics Research (CSTR) focuses on the study and development of silver-based therapeutics that can positively impact human health by treating a variety of ailments. Through the CSTR, collaborative expertise at The University of Akron, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Northern Arizona, Washington University School of Medicine, Akron Children’s Hospital, and a variety of scientific areas, including chemistry, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, physics, biology, polymer science, mathematics, microbiology and medicine are drawn together under one encompassing center to explore all aspects of silver research and produce a more comprehensive picture of silver therapeutics.

Akron Research Commercialization Corporation (ARCC), doing business as Nebusil, has established The Center for Silver Therapeutics Research Undergraduate Internship to provide funding for undergraduate students to gain valuable research experience. The internship funding demonstrates the firm’s commitment to academic excellence at The University of Akron. ARCC-Nebusil is a start-up company conducting research, product development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution, intending to market silver carbene complexes for medicinal applications. To date, more than 50 silver carbene complexes have been tested and show outstanding antimicrobial properties. ARCC-Nebusil was selected as a winner of the 2010 NorTech Innovation Award.

The Center for Silver Therapeutics Undergraduate Research Internship will be awarded to students in fall, spring, or summer semesters as funding allows. Eligible applicants will be students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at The University of Akron with a major in any of the STEMM fields and an interest in medicinal research on silver. The CSTR will review applications and select finalists who demonstrate scholastic achievement, necessary job skills, and a keen interest in the internship. Selected students will agree upon research hours with the Center Director, and students can be awarded the internship for continuing semesters with agreement from the Center Director.

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