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.

James Garchar

‘These scholarships are helping to make college as affordable as it can be, and I am extremely grateful for this.’

— James "JP" Garchar, international business major

Memorial Parkway street sign

O'Neil scholarship benefits students, honors Akron hero

Behind every scholarship is a deeper story; a spark leading to benevolence that changes the course of another person’s life. But occasionally, there are stories that stand out, narratives that stand on the shoulders of heroes.

Read more

Frank and Marie Bevilacqua

Scholarships support students in accounting and education

Distinguished University of Akron (UA) alumni and longtime benefactors Frank ’72, ’74 and Marie ’71, ’74 Bevilacqua have generously increased support to their scholarships in the College of Business and the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.

Read more
UA Students

UA social justice fund receives anonymous $1 million estate gift commitment

Anonymous donors have generously made an estate gift commitment of $1 million to support the Office of Multicultural Development Social Justice Fund, housed in The University of Akron Office of Multicultural Development.

Read more


More stories


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.

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