The Adam M. McFarland Scholarship


The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) is proud to offer the Adam M. McFarland Scholarship to an incoming student in the CAE with a high school GPA of at least 3.0. Established by Maureen McFarland, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs, CAE, preference given to a first-generation, minority student from either a Portage County or Cuyahoga County high school.

This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 2.75 GPA at Kent State and performs yearly community service, with distributions as follows for a four-year period: $1,000 for the first year; $1,500 for the second year; $1,750 for the third year, and $2,250 for the fourth year. There is also an experiential learning/community volunteer expectation for renewal.

“I feel blessed to be able to establish this scholarship in memory of my brother Adam, who passed away in 2012,” McFarland says. “He moved in with me at the end of 2008, and I had the privilege of taking care of him for the last several years of his life. Adam was born with cerebral palsy and was mentally disabled. He was limited in so many ways both physically and mentally, but in the most profoundly important way he was limitless – he loved unconditionally, and through caring for him, he taught me how to do the same. Growing up with my brother by my side shaped me as a person but caring directly for him as an adult changed the heart of me in ways for which I will forever be thankful. Similarly, I hope that this scholarship can in some small way positively impact the future of those who earn it.”

The scholarship is available to any qualifying student majoring within the College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Please consider making a financial contribution to the Adam M. McFarland Scholarship.

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