Buckingham/Orr Scholarship recipients named


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Isabella Hemphill

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Lacy Nicholas

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Lauren Nguyen

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Ayesha Qureshi

Four incoming freshmen students are recipients of the Lisle M. Buckingham/Owen O. and Della M. Orr Honors Scholarship, considered to be UA’s most prestigious scholarship. It offers students accepted into the Drs. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Honors College the opportunity to have free tuition, fees, and room and board, for up to four academic years of an undergraduate program.

Recipients of the Buckingham/Orr Scholarship are:

  • Isabella Hemphill, graduate of Green High School, majoring in biomedical science;
  • Lacy Nicholas, graduate Our Lady of the Elms High School, majoring in history;
  • Lauren Nguyen, graduate of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy High School, majoring in biology; and
  • Ayesha Qureshi, graduate of Green High School, majoring in biomedical science.

The scholarship, originally established in 1982 and now supported by two separate funds, is named for the multiple benefactors of honors scholarships — Lisle M. Buckingham, who passed away in 1992 and was a prominent Akron attorney and community leader; and Della M. Orr, who made a bequest of more than $5 million in 2005 to UA with the request to establish a scholarship named after her and her husband, Owen Orr. In 1993, the GAR Foundation in Summit County provided a $1 million gift to the University of Akron Foundation for the Lisle M. Buckingham Memorial Endowment.

Media contact: Alex Knisely, 330-972-6477 or aknisely@uakron.edu.