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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Cramblette Family Memorial Scholarship in Business Administration

The Cramblette Family Memorial Scholarship in Business Administration was established at The University of Akron as an endowed scholarship by the family in 2014, and revised in 2016 and 2018, in loving memory of brothers Thomas Evan Cramblette and Scott Russell Cramblette.  Scott was a General Motors Master Mechanic; and Thomas, a 2008 graduate of The University of Akron Police Academy, was a police officer with the Suffolk, Virginia Police Department.

Identical twins, Scott and Tom were as similar as two men could be.  They were kind-hearted men who adored their children and loved each other.  They enjoyed camping, riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles, driving their trucks, and professional sports, particularly NASCAR.

The Cramblette Family Memorial Scholarship in Business Administration is to be awarded annually to one student at The University of Akron who:

  • Is enrolled full or part time in the College of Business Administration
  • Is pursuing a degree in business administration
  • Has a GPA of 2.75 or higher

Preference will be given to students who are hardworking parents and who desire to better themselves through higher education.  The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains all requirements.

The recipient, to be known as the Cramblette Scholar, will be selected by the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee.

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