The Kevin Miner Scholarship was created in 2016 through the University of Delaware’s chapter of the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society in order to honor and remember Kevin.
Kevin was a student at UD who passed away in November 2015 from his disability. He was initiated into the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society and installed as Treasurer. For those who knew Kevin, his good nature, constant optimism, and sense of humor were infectious. Members of DAPi have also described Kevin as determined, academically successful, kind, humble and committed to “making a difference”. Most importantly, Kevin’s uncompromising, quiet strength was awe-inspiring.
While a student at UD, Kevin exemplified the values of DAPi which are leadership, advocacy, and education. As Kevin excelled in each of these areas, it is appropriate and our honor each year to offer a scholarship in his name to another UD student with a disability who has demonstrated commitment in these three areas and exhibits some of the same attributes as Kevin.
Each year, the UD chapter of the DAPi Honor Society present an opportunity to recognize students with a disability for their academic accomplishments and success as they also mange the complexities of a disability. Celebrating the talents and skills of successful students with disability contributes to a more inclusive, stronger and welcoming community.
The Kevin Miner Scholarship Award is given to a student(s) who demonstrate and embody the core values of leadership, advocacy (for self and others), and pride in educational pursuits. The students must also exemplify Kevin’s characteristics of optimism, strength, and commitment to disability issues and to making a difference.
For more information on how to nominate a student, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services.