Calista Cumings Award

Department: English
Undergraduate/Graduate: Undergraduate
Amount: $100
Student Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
Distribution: Annual Award

An Akron schoolteacher who taught math with poetry, Calista Cumings created and edited Akron’s earliest successful literary magazine, The Akron Offering. Working with limited assistance, inadequate funding, and an inexperienced local publishing industry, she provided a forum for Midwestern authors to exchange original literature in 1849 and 1850. Her magazine only survived for twelve monthly numbers, but Cuming’s editorial work, characterized by a “clear head” and a “kind heart,” was fondly remembered for many decades.

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  2. Transfer academic scholarships are awarded based on information provided on transfer scholarship application. Learn more.

  3. Major-specific and Honors scholarships are awarded based on completion of specific requirements.

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  6. Scholarships are also available from the Office of Accessibility, Military Services Center (for veterans) and ROTC.

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