Overmyer Achievement Award Application

Award Overview:
The Overmyer Achievement Award is given annually to a deserving student of Baldwin Wallace University in honor of Mr. Robert Overmyer. Mr. Overmyer was an outstanding individual. He received his physics degree from Baldwin Wallace in 1958. On two occasions he led missions in outer space as an astronaut for NASA. He also led the last successful Challenger mission. In January of 1986, Mr. Overmyer led the group of astronauts involved in the investigation of the Challenger accident. He was a member of the Interim Accident Board until April of that year, before his retirement from both NASA and the Marine Corps. He then joined McDonnell Douglas, where he helped in designing the International Space Station.

Mr. Overmyer was a very loyal and caring alumnus and a speaker, on campus, on several occasions, including the commencement address in 1983. Robert Overmyer received a Baldwin Wallace Honorary Doctorate in 1982. The dedication and pride that he had in Baldwin Wallace was overwhelming, and he took every opportunity to express his feelings.

Application Qualifications:
These qualities of excellence and dedication, as seen in Robert Overmyer, are those we are striving to commend with the Overmyer Achievement Award. The recipient must have current sophomore or junior status, and be enrolled at Baldwin Wallace next year (2024-25). The recipient must also have a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Application Deadline:
The application must be submitted by 9pm on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Award Notification:
The 2024 Overmyer Achievement Award recipient will be notified via email at the end of April 2024 that they are the recipient of the scholarship.  The $1,750 award will be applied to the recipient's 2024-25 tuition.

Please contact the Student Senate Academics Affairs Committee at senate@bw.edu.
Please continue to the next page to begin completing the application.