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Waldman Sr., Richard L. Scholarship Fund
The Richard L. Waldman Sr. Scholarship Fund was established by William and Lesley Waldman in memory of his father. Mr. Waldman was born in Toledo, Ohio. Following graduation from Buchtel High School in 1939, he served in World War II and married Dorothy May Robinson in 1943. Mr. Waldman had a long and distinguished business career, starting with the H. Muehlstein Company and retiring as an executive with the A. Schulman Company. For the people whose lives he touched, he was the best. He was gregarious, courageous, determined, and a dedicated father with a special love for his family and friends. Throughout his life, Mr. Waldman was known for his intelligence and his wit, which made people feel good to be in his presence. He pursued learning opportunities and instilled an appreciation of education into his children and grandchildren.
The Richard L. Waldman Sr. Scholarship will be awarded annually, with first preference given to a student who has graduated from an Akron Public High School. The recipient must evidence excellent ethical and moral behavior and an interest in learning. The recipient must have a 3.0 minimum GPA from high school and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher as an undergraduate student at The University of Akron. The scholarship award can be renewed upon application but is not necessarily renewed annually.