The Akron Guarantee Scholarship not only guarantees the yearly renewal of your scholarship so long as you are in good academic standing, but it also offers even greater financial support through automatic yearly upgrades.

Graduate on time with less debt

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship helps you graduate in four years with less debt!

The new scholarship:

  • guarantees the annual renewal of your scholarship if you maintain good academic standing (a 2.0 GPA),
  • includes automatic scholarship upgrades as you earn 30, 60 and 90 credits, totaling up to $3,500, and
  • provides a larger, total eight-semester scholarship than a traditional scholarship.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship is our investment in you!

Let's first look at a traditional scholarship offer.

Chart showing traditional offer

As a freshman, Jessica’s grades dropped below the scholarship’s minimum GPA requirement. Her scholarship was not renewed. Now she must pay thousands of dollars more for tuition in years 2-4.

Now let's look at The Akron Guarantee Scholarship.

Chart showing the Akron Guarantee Scholarship, which increases in value every year

Jessica’s scholarship is guaranteed as long as she maintains a 2.0 at UA, and it increases every year for four years, rewarding her for her success. She has a better chance of graduating in four years with less debt.


In this report from WKYC-TV (Channel 3, Cleveland), scholarship recipient Michael Connelly says the Akron Guarantee Scholarship gives him flexibility, certainty and peace of mind, so that he can focus on his studies.

Michael will have the certainty that his scholarship increases in value over time, so he can graduate on time and with less debt.


Scholarship programs vary year by year. We will evaluate The Akron Guarantee Scholarship as we prepare our scholarship programs for subsequent terms. See the conditions and requirements for the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.


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