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Kirtz, Ernest Endowed Fund
Mr. Ernest Kirtz was a successful entrepreneur. He expanded the family business into Akron, starting the Amster Kirtz Co. Mr. Kirtz instilled in his sons a great appreciation for learning; his son, William, is a college faculty member and his son, Charles, is a public interest lawyer and career consultant with the Environmental Protection Agency. After retirement, when he was in his 80s, Mr. Kirtz took classes at The University of Akron in literature, and his family established this scholarship to assist the University and its students in his memory.
The Ernest Kirtz Endowed Fund is to be used for the unrestricted purposes of The University of Akron. At the time of this gift, the priority need is the Scholarships for Excellence program to bring Ohio high school valedictorians and salutatorians to campus.