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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Price, Ashley and Gabrielle Scholarship for Men’s Baseball

The Ashley and Gabrielle Price Scholarship for Men’s Baseball was established in 2018 by Ashley and Gabrielle Price.  This full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to a deserving member of The University of Akron Men’s baseball team, at the discretion of the Head Coach.  Ashley is a 1997 graduate of the UA College of Business Administration, and was a former Zips Baseball student-athlete.  As a UA student, Ashley received a full-tuition scholarship and wishes to provide a similar opportunity for a current member of the Akron Baseball program.  Ashley and his wife, Gabrielle, reside in Bath, Ohio, with their two children, Noah and Piper.

The Ashley and Gabrielle Price Scholarship for Men’s Baseball was established to provide one baseball student-athlete with a full tuition scholarship.  The recipient must be an Ohio resident and is to be selected by the Head Baseball Coach.   

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