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Miller, Ava Marie Memorial Scholarship
The Ava Marie Miller Memorial Scholarship is established in memory of Ava Marie Miller, daughter of Terri L. and Scott M. Miller, and sister of Matthew R. and Todd M. Miller. Ava Marie Miller was a very special person. Sincere and genuine, a woman of compassion, courage and conviction, Ava had the ability to change people’s lives; even those who didn’t know her were deeply and profoundly moved as a result of her life. Ava was a woman of faith. Her dream was to become a good lawyer and, someday, a good judge. Each day of her life she planned for her dream and, in the fall of 1997, began law school at The University of Akron School of Law. Ava passionately embraced the rigorous study of law, sharing her gifts of humor and friendship with her classmates. On March 16, 1998, Ava’s dream of becoming a lawyer was cut short.
As a living legacy in celebration and remembrance of Ava’s life and dream, The Ava Marie Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established. The purpose of The Ava Marie Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund is to provide an annual scholarship to a first-year, second-semester law student attending classes full time at The University of Akron School of Law. The criteria for awarding The Ava Marie Miller Memorial Scholarship will include academic merit and financial need. Preference in awarding the scholarship will be given to someone who exemplifies Ava Marie Miller’s most enduring qualities — compassion, humor, friendship, and faith.