Roscoe A. and Roscoe C. Nash Scholarship
This award was established through the University of Iowa Foundation in 1987 in honor of Dr. Roscoe A. Nash (1810-1891) who received his M.D. from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in 1894 and his son, the initial supporter of this scholarship, Roscoe C. Nash (1901-1993).
Roscoe C. Nash received his B.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1923. After earning a J.D. from Harvard University, he practiced law at the office of Chapman & Cutler in Chicago. Although he and his family lived and worked in Illinois, familial ties and farming roots sustained their deep love for Iowa.
Roscoe Nash’s maternal grandfather, William Coutts, was an Iowa pioneer who helped settle Red Oak Grove in 1837 and later purchased a farm in Tipton, Iowa. Roscoe C. Nash acquired the farm from his mother Ida Coutts Nash in the late 1920s and supervised its operations for the most of the century.
Roscoe Nash then donated the family farm to create this scholarship in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in memory of his father. By choosing to give his family’s century-old farm to the University of Iowa Foundation, Roscoe has helped secure the future by honoring the past.
Congratulations on receiving the Roscoe A. and Roscoe C. Nash Scholarship