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We Rise Together - The Campaign for The University of Akron
We Rise Together - The Campaign for The University of Akron

Department of Development


Your gift will support students, help us attract top faculty and enable us to build a more vibrant future for all.

Jason Render

‘SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT has lifted a weight off of my shoulders. Because of you, I'm able to focus fully on my coursework and my career. It has changed my life. Thank you!’

— Jason Render, a fourth-generation Zip

UA students in the College of Engineering and Polymer Science

PPG Industries Foundation

The PPG Industries Foundation recently provided support to the College of Engineering and Polymer Science’s Corrosion Program through a gift to PPG’s Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAS) Scholarships.

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Carrie and Joseph Hete

Hete family continues support

CBA students at The University of Akron benefit from the generosity of the Hete family.

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Jaysean Davis

The Harrington Scholarship for education students

The Harrington Scholarship program, established by Madge W. Harrington and her late husband, F. Theodore Harrington, provides one full-tuition and fees scholarship each year to a student majoring in a degree program within the LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education. In August, Jaysean Davis was named the inaugural recipient of the scholarship.

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of first-time, first-generation students take out loans to finance education.
(five-year avg.)


of our undergrads are first-generation college students.


of our students remain in Northeast Ohio after graduation.