Kenton Woman’s Legacy Gift Provides Scholarship Support to UF

Posted on June 23, 2021

A scholarship has been created from a significant legacy gift to the University of Findlay.

An announcement of the gift took place last week with the University of Findlay Board of Trustees and other key student and faculty leaders present.

The estate gift was made through the generosity of the late Rebecca Sue “Becky” Craig of Kenton, Ohio, who passed away Dec. 9, 2020 at the age of 83. Craig was not a UF graduate, but she was a frequent attendee and enthusiastic supporter of UF’s Civic Band concerts where her brother played the oboe for several years.

Jack Taylor, former director of bands at UF, said, “I find it particularly touching that Becky established a scholarship fund for UF music students even though she never attended classes at our University. But she loved music; she felt close to our musical family at Findlay and she believed, as we do, that music is a worthwhile pursuit for student in all fields of study.”

Craig worked as the laboratory director at Marysville Memorial Hospital for nearly 30 years where she is credited for helping the laboratory become one of the first small hospital labs to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Craig enjoyed working on the family farm, driving her tractor, and attending concerts.

The Dr. Steven D. Craig and Rebecca S. Craig Scholarship will be for students majoring in the health professions or pre-veterinary studies and who play in the band.

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