“Go where you have never been. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - C. Sagan
Dr. Turner is the youngest student to receive a degree from the University of Cincinnati. After receiving his bachelor's degree at the age of 16, he went on to earn a master's degree in English from the University of Cincinnati in 1949 and a doctorate in English and American Dramatic Literature from the University of Chicago. Dr. Turner taught at several outstanding colleges and universities and is considered a leading writer, editor and critic of African American literature. The Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program is one of the oldest diversity scholarship programs in the country.
Since its establishment in 1976, the Scholars Program has graduated more than eight hundred students.
Elizabeth A. Delozier
University of Cincinnati, Industrial Management '14
University of Cincinnati, Sophmore Communication Major
"My first year here at UC as a member of the Turner family has been such a warm and loving experience. If I have learned anything from this short time, it’s that learning and sharing with others is what builds long lasting friendships...Through sharing cultures and learning from experiences, I have developed a strong appreciation for UC’s diversity and an even stronger appreciation for its sense of community."
~Savita Bathija, Sophmore Turner Scholar