Application For 2018 ACESS Scholarships
Two $1,500 scholarships given annually, one to a student at Kent State University and one to a student at The University of Akron. To be eligible for these awards the students must be juniors or seniors working toward a four-year degree that is related to one of the disciplines represented by an ACESS member society. Applicants are to submit an application, including a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the respective university, and the awardees are selected by the ACESS Education Committee based on GPA, field experience in the discipline, science fair participation, extracurricular activities, participation in student chapters of technical societies, career objectives, and financial need. The Education Committee handles this selection. The Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) requests nominations and applications for its annual ACESS Scholarship Winner Program for University of Akron and Kent State University students who expect to be Juniors or Seniors in STEM-related, undergraduate, four year bachelor degree programs in the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarship Winner Amount: $1,500 (to be sent to the Bursar’s Office for deposit to the awardee’s account for the 2018-19 academic year) Application Deadline: March 31, 2018 Submit Application Materials to: Scholarships@acessinc.org and ACESSScholarship@aol.com
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Application Materials:
  • Letter of Nomination/Recommendation from Faculty Member
    Faculty members should be aware that FERPA grants students certain privacy rights to their data. They should get the nominee's permission before mentioning sensitive items like the GPA, course grades, etc. To comply with FERPA, the ACESS Education Committee will delete all nomination data after it has determined the scholarship awardees.
  • Nominee’s Personal Statement (max. two pages) including the following:
    • Name
    • Student ID number
    • Email address
    • Major
    • Expected graduation date
  • Experiences before entering college such as: participation in science fairs, MathCounts, First Lego League, etc., certificates of achievement and other awards, favorite classes in school, jobs, extracurricular activities.
  • Experiences While in college such as: reasons for picking major, current GPA, participation in student clubs and groups, internships, co-op’s, other jobs outside of college.
  • Objectives after graduation such as: plans for entrepreneurial activities, employment, graduate school, medical school, military, etc?
  • Description of Financial Need - Need and other scholarship support available,
  • The nominee may also submit a transcript copy and/or a CV or Resume in addition to the above materials (optional).
Questions? Contact Michael Askew at: askewm2@asme.org
ACESS Scholarship Winner winner Major Year
ACESS - Theken Scholarship Winner Dana Cressman Chemical Engineering The University of Akron 2017
ACESS Scholarship Winner Sarah Mull Zoology Kent State University 2017
Anoop Krishen Memorial Scholarship Winner Harrison Olivia Davis Chemistry Kent State University 2017
Omnova / ACESS Scholarship Winner Mackenzie Davis Chemical Engineering The University of Akron 2017
Omnova / ACESS Scholarship Winner Margaret Pinkevitch Chemistry The University of Akron 2017
ACESS - Theken Scholarship Winner Lucas Gsellman Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron 2016
ACESS - Boogie Board Scholarship Winner Mark Campbell Chemistry (Biochemistry), Kent State University 2016
ACESS Scholarship Winner Alena Casella Biomedical Engineering with Co-Op, University of Akron 2015
Bridgestone Americas / ACESS Scholarship Winner Ryan Holland Digital Sciences, Digital Systems Management and Consulting, Kent State University 2015
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Winner Sarah Snyder Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron 2014
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Winner Tia Coble Digital Science, Kent State University 2014
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Winner Zachary Hier Chemistry, The University of Akron 2014
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Winner Addison Spriggs Biology, Molecular & Cellular Concentration, Kent State University 2013
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Winner Kriston Cline Electronic Engineering Technologies The University of Akron 2013
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Winner Jonathan Best Computer Science, Kent State University 2013
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Winner Steven Vesey Construction Engineering Technology, The University of Akron 2013
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Winner Nicholas Tietz Computer Science, Kent State University 2012
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Winner Steven Vesey Construction Engineering Technology, The University of Akron 2012
ACESS/Bridgestone Americas Award Sunandini Chopra Mech-Polym Eng, UA 2011
ACESS Scholarship Winner Courtney Antoinette Gras Electrical Engineering, The University of Akron 2010
ACESS Scholarship Winner Noah Plymale Chemistry, Kent State University 2010
ACESS Scholarship Winner Antoinette Gras University of Akron, Electrical Engineering 2009
ACESS Scholarship Winner Gary Versluis Kent State University, Computer Science 2009