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

Department of Development


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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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New fund for College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Lou ‘64 and Joan Perry provided generous support to the newly established College of Engineering and Polymer Science Student Assistance Fund. The fund is a safety net, providing emergency funding for unforeseen hardships that threaten engineering and polymer science students' continued UA enrollment.

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Akron Public School students pose in front of The University of Akron Field Station sign

Fred Martin ensures k-12 students continue benefitting from UA Field Station

Fred Martin made a recent gift ensuring K-12 students throughout the region have continued access to the UA Field Station (UAFS). Through these excursions, school children learn about environmental preservation.

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Paul H. Smucker Memorial Scholarship for Wayne College students

Paul H. Smucker was chairman of the Executive Committee of the J.M. Smucker Company, and under Paul's guidance the company grew from a small, regional jam and jelly manufacturer to one of international scope. The family of Paul H. Smucker established The Paul H. Memorial Smucker Scholarship to benefit Wayne College students in their pursuit of a college degree.

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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.