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Wells, Hoyt M. and Merdith Scholarship in Engineering Fund
The Hoyt M. and Merdith Wells Scholarship in Engineering Fund provides support for an outstanding undergraduate, sophomore or above, College of Engineering student(s) demonstrating financial need, with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above. The recipient(s) also will display strong character, leadership, a significant work ethic, and a commitment to a business perspective of engineering. The student(s) must be a U.S. citizen, and this scholarship(s) may be renewed, based on the student’s academic achievement.
This scholarship(s) is funded by the late Mr. Hoyt H. Wells and his widow, Mrs. Merdith Wells, longtime friends of The University of Akron and the Akron community. Mr. Wells was a distinguished executive of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company family. His career with Goodyear featured involvement in many facets of the company’s business and culminated in his serving as president, chief operating officer, and vice chairman of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Mr. Wells also served as chairman of The University of Akron Foundation and the College of Engineering Advancement Council. Mr. and Mrs. Wells are members of the President’s Club of the John R. Buchtel Society.
The dean of the College of Engineering and the University Scholarship Committee will select the recipient(s) of this scholarship.