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 Sigma Phi To Better the Man Scholarship
The Alpha Sigma Phi To Better the Man Scholarship was established in 2013 by the men of Alpha Sigma Phi, The University of Akron Chapter, to assist a deserving male student enrolled at the University and not affiliated with a social fraternity at the time of application. The Alpha Sigma Phi To Better the Man Scholarship is meant to honor a student who demonstrates the core values of silence, charity, purity, honor, and patriotism.
The Alpha Sigma Phi To Better the Man Scholarship will assist a deserving male student with financial need who is seeking to obtain a baccalaureate degree at The University of Akron. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, community service, and financial need as determined by a scholarship committee composed of Alpha Sigma Phi alumni, with guidance from University advisors. Scholarship awards are to be used only for University tuition or fees.