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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Andreeff, Nickolas P. and Marilyn M. Scholarship Fund
Two of the most beautiful verbs in the world are “to love” and “to help.” With love and appreciation for her parents, Nickolas P. and Marilyn M. Andreeff, Margaret E. Andreeff Matejkovic has established The Nickolas P. and Marilyn M. Andreeff Scholarship Fund to help students at The University of Akron School of Law.
The values upon which Nickolas and Marilyn Andreeff live their life and the pillars upon which they raised their three daughters, Margaret E. Andreeff Matejkovic, Karen Andreeff Martin, and Laura Andreeff Ephlin, are family, faith, and service to others. Nick and Marilyn are active in the community, serving Edwin Shaw Hospital, Fairlawn-West United Church of Christ, Bath United Church of Christ, Akron Regional Development Board, Akron and Ohio State Bar associations, Witan, and Akron City Hospital Women’s Board in key leadership positions. Nick, a 1952 alumnus of The University of Akron and a 1960 alumnus of The University of Akron School of Law, is business corporate counsel with the Akron, Ohio, law firm of Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC. Marilyn, a teacher, earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from The University of Akron in 1956. In obtaining their degrees, both Nick and Marilyn worked full time while attending classes. They are the very proud grandparents of six grandchildren: Nickolas, Allison, Thomas, and Jill Martin and Catherine and Andrew Ephlin.
The purpose of The Nickolas P. and Marilyn M. Andreeff Scholarship Fund is to provide assistance for an evening student attending classes at The University of Akron School of Law. It will be awarded annually by the dean of the School of Law to a deserving individual. If for some unforeseen reason the School of Law is unable to make this award, The Nickolas P. and Marilyn M. Andreeff Scholarship Fund will provide support for an undergraduate evening student at The University of Akron majoring in history, English, education, political science, or public administration.