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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Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship
Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi sorority is “committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards, and social responsibility.” Alpha Delta Pi is the oldest secret society for women in the Greek system. The University of Akron chapter was founded in 1938 from Sigma Delta Theta, the oldest local sorority on campus.
The Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship was established in 2003 through the generous support of alumni and friends. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to qualified and deserving University of Akron students who are members of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Awards shall be allocated by the local chapter’s House Corporation and shall cover, all or in part, tuition, fees, and books, as well as room and board.