Scholarships for undergraduates
UA is committed to supporting you as you pursue your education.
Every year, UA students receive more than $260 million in financial assistance. More than 86% of our undergraduates receive some form of financial aid to lower tuition costs.
In addition to applying for scholarships, we encourage you to complete the FAFSA to determine if you are eligible for federal student aid, including grants, loans and federal work study. Use UA's school code: 003123.
MERIT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The University’s generous merit scholarships are awarded automatically based on your application materials. There’s no need for a separate application.
WILLIAMS HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
First-year, transfer and continuing students are eligible to apply for admission to the Williams Honors College. Scholarship awards are based on academic qualifications taken from your admissions and honors application and range from $1,500 - $2,000 per year.
SMART CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is designed for students who were previously admitted to UA as a first-year student, did not enroll and are re-applying for admission. You’ll automatically be considered for this award when you complete your application.
THE PROVOST’S SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
This award is for students transferring from another regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
INNOVATION GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Innovation Generation Scholarship is for graduates of Akron Public Schools. To be considered, apply to The University of Akron and submit your FAFSA at fafsa.gov with code 003123. This scholarship covers tuition and up to $428.40 of the general fee each semester, after all other grants and University-administered scholarships are applied.
GOODYEAR DRIVING OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
First-generation college students, new and returning, from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds may apply for the Goodyear Driving Opportunity Scholarship, which covers tuition and fees and includes a training and mentoring program for up to five years.
ZIPS RISE TOGETHER SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship covers the full tuition and general fee, after all other grants and University-administered scholarships are applied, for students from Summit, Stark, Medina, Portage, Cuyahoga and Wayne counties who have an adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less. Students must file the FAFSA to be considered for this award.