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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Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship
A member of The University of Akron School of Law, class of 1980, established The Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship to commemorate law enforcement officers who, in the line of duty, gave the ultimate sacrifice to the communities they served: their lives.
The purpose of The Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for the children of United States of America law enforcement officers – local, state, or federal - who were killed in the line of duty as a direct result of adversarial action. In awarding The Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship, financial assistance will cover tuition for attendance at The University of Akron School of Law, and preference will be given to students based on need and academic merit. The dean of The University of Akron School of Law, upon the recommendation of the School of Law Scholarship Committee, will select the annual recipient of The Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship.