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Seidel ’95, Mary Z. Scholarship Fund
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” -- T.S. Elliot
"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success." -- Henry David Thoreau
Mary (Zetwick) Seidel, a 1995 graduate of The University of Akron School of Law, established The Mary Z. Seidel ’95 Scholarship Fund in 2006. Mrs. Seidel is a prominent lobbyist in Washington, D.C., and vice president and director of federal affairs for the Reinsurance Association of America. Mrs. Seidel and her husband, Joe, reside in Chevy Chase, Md.
From the time she was an undergraduate student, Mrs. Seidel had a keen interest in politics, policy, and government. She credits her success to her hard work and a willingness to take risks in pursuit of her professional career. Her fortitude and desire have shaped her life and defined the professional she is today. Mrs. Seidel is originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
The purpose of The Mary Z. Seidel ’95 Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support for day students of The University of Akron School of Law, with preference to applicants who demonstrate a strong enthusiasm for their law school career and take pride in their academic experience at Akron, are resolute in pursuit of their future profession, and have a passion toward reaching their goals. The candidates should be in good academic standing. Students who are interested in government and politics are encouraged to apply as well. The School of Law Scholarship Committee will select The Mary Z. Seidel '95 Scholarship Fund recipient after reviewing the top candidates with Mrs. Seidel.