Karl O. Nygaard Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Karl O. Nygaard. This award was initiated by Mr. Nygaard's family and friends in honor of all that Mr. Nygaard accomplished throughout his lifetime. Mr. Nygaard joined The BF Goodrich Company in 1954 as an economist and corporate director of business research after four years with the Department of Commerce. He was named Vice President-BF Goodrich Brand Replacement Sales in 1971, and Vice President of marketing for the Tire Division of BF Goodrich in 1972. At the time of his death in 1975, Mr. Nygaard was Senior Vice President of the BF Goodrich Tire Company, with overall responsibility for the manufacturing and technical activities of the company. One $1,500 scholarship ($750 Fall and $750 Spring semester) will be awarded to an outstanding student.


  1. Marketing Management Major
  2. Sophomore, junior, or senior standing by Fall semester
  3. Full-time student
  4. U.S. Citizen
  5. GPA of 3.4 or better
  6. Significant financial need
  • Apply online
  • Attach resume and cover letter (be sure to state how you meet all qualifications)

Complete the online application form below complete with a resume and cover letter. Use the cover letter to specify each scholarship you are applying for and how you meet the minimum requirements.

You must be a current student at The University of Akron to apply.

When scholarship description states “full-time student”, “junior standing”, or another criterion, this applies to the upcoming academic year (fall/spring).

Deadline: 5:00 P.M. March 21, 2014.

For more information please contact Ms. David at (330)972-6029 or scholarships.mktg@uakron.edu.

If you have any specific questions about how a scholarship would impact your own situation, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Complete the Application Form.