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

Nadja Anne Prepetit-Barnett

Prepetit-Barnett scholarship for non-traditional students

The Nadja Anne Prepetit-Barnett Scholarship established by UA alumna Nadja Anne Prepetit-Barnett ’87, ’90, ’98, ’04 helps non-traditional students and those returning to college to prepare for new careers.

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An architectural rendering of the Center for Precision Manufacturing.

The Timken Foundation of Canton funds Center for Precision Manufacturing

The University of Akron received a generous $3 million gift from The Timken Foundation of Canton to transform the Akron Polymer Complex, 225 East Mill Street, into the home for the Center for Precision Manufacturing.

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Local students enjoy the outdoors at the UA Field Station

Stream + Wetlands Foundation supports outdoor education program

The Stream + Wetlands Foundation (S+W) Board of Trustees made a three-year commitment to support the environmental education program at The University of Akron Field Station at Bath Nature Preserve.

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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.

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