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Application For 2017 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 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 2017-2018 academic year.

Scholarship Amount: $1,500 (to be sent to the Bursar’s Office for deposit to the awardee’s account for the 2017-18 academic year)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Submit Application Materials to: Scholarships@acessinc.org and ACESSScholarship@aol.com
(Include nominee's last name on subject line)

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

Major

Year

ACESS - Theken Scholarship Lucas Gsellman Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron 2016
ACESS - Boogie Board Scholarship Mark Campbell Chemistry (Biochemistry), Kent State University 2016
ACESS Scholarship Alena Casella Biomedical Engineering with Co-Op, University of Akron 2015
Bridgestone Americas / ACESS Scholarship Ryan Holland Digital Sciences, Digital Systems Management and Consulting, Kent State University 2015
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Sarah Snyder Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron 2014
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Tia Coble Digital Science, Kent State University 2014
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Zachary Hier Chemistry, The University of Akron 2014
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Addison Spriggs Biology, Molecular & Cellular Concentration, Kent State University 2013
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Kriston Cline Electronic Engineering Technologies The University of Akron 2013
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Jonathan Best Computer Science, Kent State University 2013
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Steven Vesey Construction Engineering Technology, The University of Akron 2013
ExxonMobil / ACESS Scholarship Nicholas Tietz Computer Science, Kent State University 2012
Bridgestone Americas/ ACESS Scholarship Steven Vesey Construction Engineering Technology, The University of Akron 2012
ACESS/Bridgestone Americas Award Sunandini Chopra Mech-Polym Eng, UA 2011
ACESS Scholarship Courtney Antoinette Gras Electrical Engineering, The University of Akron 2010
ACESS Scholarship Noah Plymale Chemistry, Kent State University 2010
ACESS Scholarship Antoinette Gras University of Akron, Electrical Engineering 2009
ACESS Scholarship Gary Versluis Kent State University, Computer Science 2009

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