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Bean, Gregory R. Scholarship for Emerging Leaders
The Gregory R. Bean Scholarship for Emerging Leaders was established in honor of Mr. Gregory R. Bean by the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau. This annual scholarship will support a civic- and community service–minded student majoring in pre-law or political science who is enrolled full time at The University of Akron.
Mr. Bean earned two degrees from The University of Akron: a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1972 and a law degree in 1976. Over his lifetime, Mr. Bean has dedicated thousands of hours to volunteering and serving the Greater Akron community. A true leader, Mr. Bean has served as chairman of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau for 20 years. He also has held leadership roles in numerous other organizations, including Goodwill Industries, Bluecoats Inc. of Summit County, Hale Farm and Village, Akron Rural Cemetery Association, Akron General Medical Center Foundation Board, First United Methodist Church and Foundation, Akron Auto Club, Akron Zoo, and Western Reserve Historical Society.
Mr. Bean is a dedicated leader, loyal steward, and relentless champion of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau’s mission as an economic development organization in the community. Upon his retirement as chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2015, he leaves a legacy of leadership and stalwart advocacy for Summit County’s hospitality industry and beyond.
The Gregory R. Bean Scholarship for Emerging Leaders will be granted to an undergraduate student who resides in Summit County and is in good standing at The University of Akron. Candidates will need to demonstrate financial need. Additionally, selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Service tot eh Summit County community
Award applications will be reviewed by the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, with final approval by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The funds from the award will be credited toward tuition and mandatory fees only.