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

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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Rick Elliott in front of UA Steel Drum Band

Rick Elliott establishes fund to support The UA Steel Drum Band

An Akron native who has traveled the world, Elliott says one of the world’s best-kept secrets is right here in Akron: The University of Akron Steel Drum Band.

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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.