Woman Leaves 500K To UF For Scholarships

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

The estate gift was made through the generosity of the late Rebecca Sue “Becky” Craig, of Kenton, who passed away in December 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.

She loved UF’s band concerts so much that she left nearly $500,000 to the university for scholarships.

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.

“I find it particularly touching that Becky established a scholarship fund for UF music students even though she never attended classes at our University,” said Jack Taylor, former director of bands at UF.

“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.