Alberta and E.C. McCormick, Jr. Educational Fund

Established at the request of Suzanne Rickards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McCormick, this scholarship will benefit students in the College of Business Administration, specifically those pursuing studies in Entrepreneurship. Mr. McCormick was a 1923 graduate of The University of Akron. A true entrepreneur, Mr. McCormick founded the McCormick Insurance Agency after graduation and also had interests in the trucking industry and the cattle business. He was a generous and dedicated benefactor of the University until his death in 1985.

First preference for the scholarship will be given to children of employees of the McCormick Insurance Agency pursuing coursework in the CBA. Should no qualified candidates surface under this criteria, and in the same spirit of entrepreneurship that drove Mr. McCormick in his career, second preference will be given to students pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship or who have a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. To be considered under these secondary criterion criteria, candidates must have completed at least one entrepreneurship course in the CBA and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25. Candidates must also currently own or plan to open their own business. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.25 and completes at least one additional course in entrepreneurship.

Please submit the online CBA Scholarship Application for Current Students below. For additional information, contact Abbey Shiban in the College of Business Administration Dean's Office at 330-972-5109 or

Complete the Application Form.