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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Bischoff, Beatrice P. Radabaugh Nursing Award
The Beatrice P. Radabaugh Bischoff Nursing Award was established in 2006 by the family of Mrs. Bischoff. This scholarship is to be used in support of a student attending The University of Akron who is either a first-generation student and/or has a great financial need. The award is given to an undergraduate student in his/her last semester before graduation from the College of Nursing. Recipients will be selected by the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Nursing.
As a health-care professional, Mrs. Bischoff received her registered nursing diploma from Akron City Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1937 and remained an active member of the Alumni Association. She was also an active member of the Summit County Women’s Medical Auxiliary and Fairlawn Community Church. Mrs. Bischoff’s family established this scholarship in honor of her 70th anniversary of graduation from nursing school, as well as her dedication to the health-care profession, to benefit first-generation students or students from low-income families.