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The Presidential Scholarship

At UA, you’re rewarded for your hard work.

Our merit-based Presidential Scholarship ranges from $1,000 to $7,000 per academic year.

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There’s no need for a separate application. We determine your scholarship eligibility automatically using the materials you submit when you apply for admission.

Students with a 3.00 or higher qualify for the Presidential Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded for eight semesters of full-time attendance or until the completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Note: We review our scholarship programs annually. This information is for the academic year of fall 2023 and spring 2024.

More ways UA is making college affordable


The UA Tuition Guarantee Program ensures that tuition will not increase over four academic years, allowing you to better predict and plan for the cost of your education.


If you have a GPA of 3.00 or higher, you’ll receive the renewable $3,000 Akron Advantage Award. Combined with the Presidential Scholarship, this can significantly reduction the cost of your education.

Earn more with your UA degree

No. 1

Our graduates have the highest earnings of any public school in Northeast Ohio one, five and ten years after graduation.

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Average earnings of undergraduate engineering students over three co-op rotations


Median starting salary of computer information systems grads