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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

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s gift bolsters Williams Scholarship for law students

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity provided a gift to The Honorable James R. and Catherine D. Williams Scholarship.

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College of Engineering and Polymer Science students at The University of Akron

Mercury Plastics supports engineering scholarships and diversity

The College of Engineering and Polymer Science recently received two generous gifts from Mercury Plastics (a division of Masco), a Middlefield, Ohio-based company.

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William ’77 and
Margaret ’76 Semancik

Semancik endowments assist electrical engineering and nursing students

In appreciation of their UA educations, the Semanciks have established endowments for the Department of Electrical Engineering and the School of Nursing.

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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.