Speaking at the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron's Annual Festival on Saturday, August 19, 2017, Matthew Wilson, President of The University of Akron, surprised everyone by announcing eight (8) new scholarships for students of Bhutanese/Nepalese heritage. The scholarships are "extra" in that they will apply toward tuition, fees, housing, and/or meals in addition to other scholarships and financial awards.
There will be
One (1) $5,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 year
Two (2) $2,500 scholarships for the 2018-2019 year
Five (5) $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 year
These scholarships will help students and their families pay for the expenses of going to college at The University of Akron. This represents a $15,000 commitment by The University of Akron to help Bhutanese/Nepalese families pay for their recipient to attend The University of Akron.
Before making this announcement President Wilson shared statistics showing that people with more education earned more weekly income. Data from The University of Akron indicate that students who have some college or a UA Associate Degree earn on the average $779 per week, those with baccalaureate degrees average $1,152 per week, and students who earn advanced degrees average $1,447 per week. Those numbers equate to annual salaries of $40,508, $59,904, and 75,244, respectively. Additional study has a positive Return On Investment (ROI) for The University of Akron graduates. More education pays!
Selected BCAA activities are chronicled in this blog.