Named scholarships

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

How do I apply for a scholarship?

This is not the page to apply for scholarships.

Students who want to apply for scholarships should visit the scholarship page on the Financial Aid site.

The Department of Development does not accept applications for or distribute scholarships. Scholarships are distributed through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

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Campbell Sr., Carl L. Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Surveying

Carl L. Campbell Sr., a professional engineer and surveyor in the state of Ohio, was a 30-year employee of the Ohio Department of Transportation, holding the position of deputy director of highways for Division 4 on two occasions. At his retirement from government service in 1973, he was the expressway and bridge engineer for the city of Akron. In 1979, he, along with his son Bruce, founded Campbell and Associates Inc., a consulting engineering and surveying firm that operates today with six offices in northern Ohio.

The purpose of The Carl L. Campbell Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Surveying is to recognize undergraduate surveying students. Applicants must complete a minimum of 34 hours of classroom credit in pursuit of a career in the surveying industry. Priority will be given to students with financial need who have not previously been awarded a scholarship. A minimum of one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Surveying and Mapping Technology degree program. Preference will be given to employees and/or children of employees of Campbell and Associates Inc. Selection will be made by the Department of Surveying.

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