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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Antill, Scott Robert Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Scott Robert Antill Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in September 2013 through gifts from his parents, Ted and Connie Antill; Capital Advisors Ltd.; clients of Scott Antill, whom he so adroitly served while employed at Capital Advisors Ltd; family; friends; and business associates.
A 1994 Strongsville High School graduate, Scott Antill attended The University of Akron, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1999 with a bachelor of science in business administration. While attending The University of Akron, he interned with Capital Advisors Ltd. and was hired after graduation. During his tenure, he passed the licensing requirements to become a Certified Financial Planner as well as a Charted Financial Analyst.
Since Scott Antill’s sudden passing on June 13, 2011, his family, friends and colleagues have taken comfort in his legacy, which includes his genuine friendship, outstanding leadership skills, taste in music, and sense of humor. In addition, he is remembered for his eagerness to learn, talent for teaching, desire to always speak well of others, and the positive impact he made on so many.
The Scott Robert Antill Endowed Memorial Scholarship will serve as a tribute to Scott’s commitment to helping others. The Antill family invites friends, business associates, and others to make financial contributions to this fund in honor of their son, Scott Antill.
Deserving candidates will be full-time students with a GPA of 3.2 or better who are pursuing degrees in the College of Business Administration. Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay describing why they should be considered for The Scott Robert Antill Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund. The essay also may include extracurricular activities, special awards, and recognitions. Additional considerations may include work history, volunteer activities, and other efforts to fund their education. Award recipients will be selected by the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee in consultation with Ted and Connie Antill and The University of Akron Office of Student Financial Aid.