The Akron Guarantee Scholarship for adult students

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).

FOR FALL 2019, 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 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.

Initial award $1,500 added when you earn 30 credits $1,000 more added when you earn 60 credits $1,000 more added when you earn 90 credits Total possible
For eligible students, there are no GPA or test-score requirements
$2,000 total $3,000 $4,000 $9,500


When do you want to start? Submit your application by: Submit your transcript, application fee and other required items by this date: Pay the $145 confirmation fee by this date:
Spring semester (January) Nov. 15 Dec. 1 Dec. 15
Summer (June) April 15 May 1 May 15
Fall semester (August) June 15 July 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