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

Department of Development

SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

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

Robert

Meet Bob Kenyon

Robert G. (Bob) Kenyon ’81 is a retired senior research chemist with Ricerca, Inc., who has spent a lifetime helping others, trying to limit difficulties others face on their pathways forward.

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Jim '58 and Maureen Kovach

Meet the Kovachs

Jim ’58 and Maureen Kovach share an affection for the arts and UA, sparking a lifetime of generosity, helping an array of students reach their goals, and assisting several institutional causes.

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UA student-athlete, Ivana Shah, practices her golf swing

The Melba Urban Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Women's Golf

Jeanne and Mike Nelson established The Melba Urban Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Golf in November 2021, in honor of Jeanne’s aunt, Melba Urban.

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73%

of first-time, first-generation students take out loans to finance education.
(five-year avg.)

28%

of our undergrads are first-generation college students.

60%

of our students remain in Northeast Ohio after graduation.

We lift our people. We elevate this place. We live up to our promises.