C. Richard Scott Memorial Scholarship

The C. Richard Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 1995, was created through contributions from the family of C. Richard Scott, colleagues, and friends who wished for him to be remembered for his dedication and commitment to the development of students as leaders. In 2009, the Scott Fund was endowed, ensuring the availability of scholarship monies into the future.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student. The $400 scholarship must be used toward participation in an ACUI-sponsored educational activity at the international level within 12 months of being awarded.

Eligibility and Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a student and in good standing at an ACUI member institution;
  • Have demonstrated leadership experience and involvement in their campus community.

Previous RecipientsJordan Tapp

2016 recipient:
Jordan Tapp, Furman University, who excels in all the roles she has held, including serving as a student manager in the Trone Student Center and as the reservations manager–coordinating the entire reservations process.   

2015 recipient: Tarsha Moore, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville


C Richard ScottAbout C. Richard Scott

C. Richard Scott was the director of operations for the University Student Union at California State University–Northridge and also worked at Boston University, Northeastern University, and Indiana University. His leadership roles in ACUI included serving as Region 15 representative as a conference chair, conference host director for Region 15, and the chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Committee.



Nomination Information

Please place nominations online by filling out the C. Richard Scott Memorial Scholarship nomination form to include:

  • Name, title, institution, contact information, and degree being sought by nominee;
  • Name, title, institution, and contact information of the nominator;
  • Evidence that the nominee is a student in good standing at an ACUI member institution, such as a copy of an academic transcript;
  • Resume that indicates campus leadership experience and involvement;
  • Essay of not more than 250 words on how the program for which the scholarship is to be used will benefit the student;
  • Two letters of recommendation from administrators or faculty members who are well acquainted with the applicant and can address the applicant's experience in leadership positions, skills and abilities, training, and accomplishments.

This year's nomination deadline has closed for this award, which will be presented at the 2017 annual conference. 

Selection and presentation

Nominations will receive written or electronic notification confirming their receipt. The ACUI awards committee, appointed annually by the ACUI president, will review the applications to determine a winner. One winner will be chosen; one physical award will be given to the winner. The winner will be recognized during the awards ceremony at the annual conference.


Updated Jan. 7, 2017