The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship

 

The purpose of The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship is to provide:

tuition,fees,book assistanceand/or summer work stipends

for an undergraduate student in his or her junior or senior year or a graduate student enrolled in the Gerontology Certificate Program.

The director of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology, in consultation with the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology Curriculum Committee and the approval of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will select The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship recipient, who must be a citizen of the United States of America, based on academic merit and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career working with older adults.     

Mrs. Nixon and her late husband, Harold E. Nixon, are the proud parents of two adult children and three grandchildren.

FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS

Anne T. Nixon established The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship endowment fund on the 2nd day of June, 2005 with a gift of $25,000.00.  Additional contributions to The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship endowment fund are welcome and shall be placed in the corpus of the fund, unless specified by the donor.  The funds shall be held by The University of Akron Foundation and administered according to the Foundation investment and spending policies and procedures, which at present provide that 5% of the average fiscal year-end market value of your fund over the last three years will be distributed annually.  This distribution will be made from your fund each year and will be made from the fund principal when the current value of the fund is less than the original gift value.

RECEIVING AGENT

Contributions to The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship endowment fund are to be directed to and managed in an account with The University of Akron Foundation, Akron, Ohio, 44325-2603, which administers gifts and endowments in support of The University of Akron.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Dr. Harvey Sterns for further information.

Scholarship History

The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship fund was established in 2005 by Anne T. Nixon, who graduated from The University of Akron with a Masters in guidance and counseling, a Bachelors in Comprehensive Social Studies, and an Associates in Political Science and Government while raising her family. 

Mrs. Nixon is a strong advocate for higher education and older adults.  She grew up on East Buchtel Avenue in what is today the shadow of The University of Akron's Guzzetta Hall and the Goodyear Polymer Science Center, attended Spicer Elementary School, Central High School and Hammel Business College, all of which were located near the University. This close proximity to academia helped drive Mrs. Nixon;s desire for learning. Her interest in and dedication to the betterment of life for older people was sparked by helping her parents as they became elderly.  The experience made her vividly aware that ensuring a better life for older adults, including her and her husband, was a critical need.

Since 1976, Mrs. Nixon has worked to affect positive societal change for senior citizens at local, state and national levels.  She is described as exhibiting tireless dedication and service as a leader and supporter of aging issues for older Americans. 

In recognition for her work, Anne T. Nixon was inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame by Governor Robert Taft and the Ohio Department of Aging (2005), honored as the "Outstanding Advocate of the Year" by the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (1999), inducted along with her husband, Harold E. Nixon, into the Area Agency on Aging 10B Hall of Fame (1995), received the "Outstanding Senior Citizen Award" by the Ohio Department on Aging (1987), and has been privileged to be recognized with many other prestigious awards from AARP, the Senior Citizens Commission of Akron, the Ohio Area Agencies on Aging, and other organizations. 

Three consecutive Governors of the State of Ohio (1988-2003) appointed Mrs. Nixon to The Ohio Department on Aging's Advisory Council and, in 1995; she served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.  Looking ahead to her 85th birthday in 2006, Mrs. Nixon continues to be an advocate for older adults. 

She is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Area Agency on Aging, 10B, Inc., where she is on the Executive, Elder Rights, Nominating and PASSPORT committees.  Mrs. Nixon also serves as the Community Representative on Summa Health Systems Akron City Hospital's Ethics Committee and is Secretary of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church parish council. 

In the past, Mrs. Nixon has also held positions of leadership in her local and state AARP Chapters, including being appointed as the AARP Area 5 Vice President, where she guided the work of field, program and legislative volunteers in the five Great Lake States. 

Recognizing the importance of nurturing others who share a similar passion in advocating the needs of older adults in the community, as well as the desire to give back to her Alma Mater, Mrs. Nixon created The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship at The University of Akron. 

The Harold E. and Anne T. Nixon Scholarship also recognizes the work of Dr. Harvey L. Sterns, director of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology.

Mrs. Nixon and her late husband, Harold E. Nixon, are the proud parents of two adult children and three grandchildren.

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