The University's marching band performs on Coleman Common

The 200+ members of the University's marching band perform on Coleman Common at the center of campus.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship for adult students

Adult students may be eligible for an initial scholarship award of up to $500 as they begin their academic careers at UA.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship increases in value when you earn 30, 60 and 90 credits as long as you maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA).

Entering domestic adult freshman who are pursuing a bachelor's degree may receive a scholarship for up to eight consecutive fall and spring semesters — OR — until a bachelor’s degree is conferred, whichever comes first.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible if you have never attended another regionally accredited higher education institution, and if you, more than five years prior to the date of application to The University of Akron, either graduated from high school, or obtained an equivalent home-schooled education, or earned a G.E.D.

Please note: Military personnel/veterans, financially independent students and those with other special circumstances may be considered as well.

You must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s program on our Main Campus, or be enrolled at a location charging the Main Campus rate, and continue in good academic standing.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship rewards your progress

Scholarship increases will occur once a year, at the end of the spring semester.

  • Upon completion of 30 credits, you will receive an additional $500
  • Upon completion of 60 credits, you will receive an additional $750
  • Upon completion of 90 credits, you will receive an additional $1,000


When do you want to start? Submit your application by: Submit your transcript, application fee and pay your $100 confirmation fee by this date:
Spring semester (January) Jan. 1 Dec. 15
Summer (June) June 1 May 15
Fall semester (August) Aug. 1 July 15

How to apply

There is no application. We use information provided on admissions applications to determine awards. All applicants are carefully considered.


Questions about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship for transfer students? Call our Transfer and Adult Enrollment Center at 330-972-7009, toll-free at 1-855-828-7267, or