As an African-American growing up in 1920s, Waverly Glover knew the importance of getting an education. After serving in World War II, Mr. Glover took advantage of the G.I. Bill and went to college, graduating with an accounting degree from Central State University in 1950. He continued post-graduate work at several universities, including the University of Dayton, and in 1961 became one of the first African-Americans in the region to become a certified public accountant. During his 36-year professional career, he received numerous awards, including being inducted into the Wilberforce University Hall of Fame for his leadership, dedication and service to the university, higher education and society.
To perpetuate his enthusiasm for education, Mr. Glover established a named scholarship fund in 2003 through the African-American Community Fund of The Dayton Foundation. To date, the fund has awarded $5,250 in scholarships to help African-American students pursing a business or accounting degree from Central State or Wilberforce Universities. Students must be sophomores or above to apply.