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

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The John T. and Nancy L. Cheng Scholarship helps polymer science and polymer engineering students

Students working toward graduate degrees in The University of Akron’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (PSPE) are generously aided by the recently established John T. and Nancy L. Cheng Scholarship.

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2019-20 Stein Scholars

The Dorothy Hassenflue Stein Scholarship assists more than 50 students in 2019-20

For more than 20 years, the Dorothy Hassenflue Stein Scholarship has benefitted students who have a demonstrated commitment to community service, financial need, and academic success.

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Sarah Hamilton helps a University of Akron student seeking support from ZipAssist

Anonymous donor helps ZipAssist

ZipAssist recently received an anonymous donation in support of the Student Emergency Financial Assistance program (SEFA) and the Campus Cupboard.

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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.