THE JACOB AKERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Akers Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Jacob Akers, a 2010 graduate of Creekwood High School who earned a Carr Family Foundation Scholarship during each of his four years at David Lipscomb University. Jacob was killed in a car accident soon after his graduation from David Lipscomb in 2014. He had been admitted to and planned to attend medical school. His dedication to helping others, compassion, and work ethic have been an inspiration to many, including the members of our own family.
Not long before his death, Jacob had told his parents that he hoped, later in life, to create a scholarship program of his own. We know that he would have achieved that goal, and we are pleased to be able to offer this scholarship in his memory.
The Jacob Akers Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at Creekwood High School and is for an annual amount of $1,000. The scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in the medical field. It is renewable annually for up to four years, subject to availability of funds. Renewal requires the submission of a transcript, maintenance of at least a 2.5 GPA, and a brief statement of course of study, career plans, and financial need.
In general, the scholarship is subject to the same process and timeline as other Carr Family Foundation Scholarships. It will, however, require applicants to be nominated by a designated member of the faculty at Creekwood High School, and to answer the following question as the essay submission rather than the essay question contained in the standard application:
Why are you planning to pursue a career in the field of medicine? Who have been your role models for this choice?
By completing the Carr Family Foundation application, you will automatically be considered for other Carr Family Foundation scholarships as well.
For more information on the Jacob Akers Memorial Scholarship, please contact Greg Grimsley, Creekwood High School Guidance Counselor.