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Basora, Ryan C. Endowed Memorial Scholarship in the School of Communication
The Ryan C. Basora Endowed Memorial Scholarship in the School of Communication was established in 2013 in loving memory of Ryan by his family, friends, and particularly his parents, Joseph and Rhea Basora.
Ryan graduated in 2010 from The University of Akron School of Communication with a bachelor’s degree in mass media communication. While attending the University, Ryan made the Dean’s List numerous semesters, was active in WZIP Power Talk, and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, which honored him with numerous awards, including The Character Award and Brother of the Year Award. Ryan also actively led philanthropic efforts at UA, particularly with Ronald McDonald House, Relay for Life, and Ride for Red. Growing up with a love for many sports, Ryan excelled in football and baseball at Boardman High School.
Ryan's life was exemplified by sincerity and commitment, which he openly demonstrated to his loving family and friends. He enthusiastically encouraged others to attain their greatest potential and willingly invested time inspiring them to champion their strengths and be their very best. The memories of Ryan's genuine love for life and comic sense of humor will always be held close in the hearts of all who knew him and serve as a loving tribute to all he gave throughout his life.
The Ryan C. Basora Endowed Memorial Scholarship in the School of Communication was established to support full-time students enrolled in the School of Communication at The University of Akron. Preference will be given to those students involved with the University’s fraternity or sorority communities. The recipient will be selected by the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences School of Communication, in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.