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

Local students enjoy the outdoors at the UA Field Station

Stream + Wetlands Foundation supports outdoor education program

The Stream + Wetlands Foundation (S+W) Board of Trustees made a three-year commitment to support the environmental education program at The University of Akron Field Station at Bath Nature Preserve.

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Wayne College students and Zippy pose for a photo atop the Wayne College sign

Kropf scholarship assists LGBTQ+ students at Wayne

University of Akron Wayne College supporters John and Judy Kropf, established The Scholarship for Inclusion and Diversity at Wayne College to assist LGBTQ+ students’ access to higher education opportunities.

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Maxwell Nixon

First recipient of Charles Schwab financial planning scholarship aims to serve under­represented communities

Maxwell Nixon is the inaugural recipient of the Charles Schwab Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Financial Planning at The University of Akron. “My goal is to help people set up their own finances and assets, so that they have more control over their own lives."

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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.

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