Mary and Tom Cummings Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1997 by Mary and Tom Cummings. The annual awardee(s) are selected by the department. Mary and Tom Cummings were both born of missionary parents in India (now Pakistan) and were educated there through high school. Mary earned a B.S. degree in English from Westminster College and an M.A in English from Bradley. Tom (B.S., chemical engineering, MIT; M.S. & Ph.D., organic chemistry, Case Institute of Technology) briefly taught at Westminster College, Penn., before coming to Bradley in 1955. Tom was well known at Bradley for his love of sailing, air pollution research, a dedication to faculty governance and, most significantly, his Socratic method of teaching. In 1990 his teaching was formally recognized when he received Bradley's Putnam Award for excellence in teaching.