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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Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Professors’ Scholarship
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics established the Professors’ Scholarship in January 2003. The scholarship is funded by contributions from departmental faculty and friends who wish to promote training in mathematics.
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Professors’ Scholarships may be awarded to departmental majors and incoming freshmen who have declared a major in mathematics. The primary consideration for an award is academic performance. Awards will be determined each year by the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Scholarship Committee. The amount of an award is dependent on the funds available and the number of students chosen to receive a Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics Professors’ Scholarship in a given year.
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics wishes that the Professors’ Scholarship be independent of other scholarships and awards. Funds will not be used in place of the Buckingham Scholarship or other scholarships.