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

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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Cline family helps student-athletes by creating leadership academy

The academy will provide coaches and staff the tools to make a difference in the lives and careers of UA student-athletes.

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Mercury Plastics funds diversity and inclusion efforts in the College of Engineering

The $15,000 donation will support the College’s diversity and inclusion programs and fund the Mercury Plastics Scholarship, an award given to a student member of the Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program or Women in Engineering Program.

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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.