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Akron Guarantee Scholarship

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship guarantees the yearly renewal of your scholarship so long as you are in good academic standing, and it also offers even greater financial support through automatic yearly upgrades.

For the fall 2019 entering class, the Akron Guarantee Scholarship includes an initial award is $500 to $6,500, and it increases up to $3,500 more as you earn credits.

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Graduate on time with less debt!

For fall 2019: The Akron Guarantee Scholarship helps you graduate in four years with less debt!

The scholarship:

  • starts with an initial award of $500 to $6,500.
  • 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.

No application required! We use information on the admissions application to determine recipients.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship is our investment in you!


Meet Jessica

Recipient of top Ohio college scholarships Jessica

Jessica is a good student (high school GPA of 3.5) with two scholarship offers. One is The Akron Guarantee Scholarship. The other is a traditional scholarship from another university.

The Akron Guarantee Scholarship is guaranteed up to four years as long as she maintains a 2.0.

Let’s say Jessica’s first-year coursework is tougher than expected. Her GPA is 2.8. How would Jessica's scholarship choice play out?

At Akron, Jessica keeps the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.

At the other university, her scholarship may end because her GPA fell below the minimum requirement, which can be 3.0 or 3.25.

TIP: Understand the renewal requirements for your scholarships before you choose a college.

Conditions and requirements

Who is eligible?

Students with a high school GPA of 3.00 or higher AND an ACT score of 20 (SAT score between 1020-1050) or higher may qualify for the Akron Guarantee Scholarship. Students with an ACT score between 17 and 19 (SAT score between 900-1010) may also qualify for the Akron Guarantee if their GPA is 3.80 or higher.

We review and revise our scholarship programs annually. This page describes the Akron Guarantee Scholarship program for students beginning in the fall of 2019. We have not yet announced our scholarship programs for students entering in 2020.

See other conditions and requirements for the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.


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