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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

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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UA students in the College of Business Administration

Evans Foundation Scholarship for business students

The Evans Foundation recently made a gift to The Evans Foundation Scholarship Fund to support students enrolled in UA's College of Business Administration.

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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.