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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Little, Robert W. Internship in Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology
The Robert W. Little Internship in Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology was created through the generosity of Robert W. Little and the Robert W. Little Foundation.
Robert W. Little graduated from The University of Akron in 1952 and 1954, and received degrees in history and library science. Dr. Theodore T. Duke, a professor in classical studies made a particular impact on Robert Little’s life. After college, Little worked for the B.F. Goodrich Company and the Akron Public Library. He also served in the United States Army during World War II. Robert W. Little passed away May 26, 2000.
The Robert W. Little Foundation created The Robert W. Little Internship in Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology through the estate of Robert W. Little. This internship honors Mr. Little's memory by providing opportunities for young people to grow in knowledge and appreciation of history, literature, and archaeology.
The Robert W. Little Internship in Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology will provide salaries and tuition to field schools, travel and living expenses, as well as instructional support pertaining to student internships and research activities in the Department of Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology.
The University of Akron is grateful to Robert W. Little and the Robert W. Little Foundation trustees for the many lives they touched through the creation of The Robert W. Little Internship in Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology.