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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Family Law Scholarship
The Family Law Scholarship at The University of Akron is made possible by an annual grant from the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is the most exclusive organization of matrimonial lawyers in the country. Their philosophy is as follows:
To encourage the study, improve the practice and elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law, to the end that the welfare of the family and society be preserved.
This grant is designated for a student interested in a career in the practice of family law. He or she will be selected by The School of Law Scholarship Committee. Randal A. Lowry, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a 1976 graduate of The University of Akron School of Law, initiated the development of this scholarship in order to enable future student to achieve their goals.