The Ruth B. Lewis Memorial Scholarship




The Ruth B. Lewis Memorial Scholarship was created through gifts given in

memory of Dr. Lewis, who served on the faculty of The University of Akron

School of Communication from 1966 until her death in 1992.  A vibrant, 

energetic professor who was deeply committed to her students, Dr. Lewis

developed the School's mass media and film curriculum and was the first

head of the department of mass media communication.


This scholarship will assist a deserving student who is majoring in

Communication, and who is an active participant in The Association for Women in

Communications or the League of Black Communicators.  Applicants should

maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.  The recipient will be selected annually

by the advisors for The University of Akron chapters of The Association for 

Women in Communications and the League of Black Communicators in 

coordination with the Scholarship Committee Chair of the School of Communication.


Funding Arrangements:


The scholarship is being established with gifts received in memory of Dr. Lewis.


Receiving Agents:


Contributions to the Ruth B. Lewis Scholarship are to be directed to and 

managed in an account with The University of Akron Foundation, tax-exempt

receiving agent for The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325.  


Contact Mrs. Louise Kuhn at the Department of Development (330-972-7724) at

The University of Akron.