MANSFIELD -- A celebration of The Ohio State University that is 150 years in the making includes a new scholarship program designed to develop current students into future leaders.
Ohio State awarded 150 sesquicentennial scholarships to students across the university for the 2019-20 academic year in honor of the sesquicentennial. The Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program is one part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration and demonstrates a commitment to increasing access and affordability while recognizing students’ academic and non-academic accomplishments and diverse interests.
The five Ohio State Mansfield students awarded the 150 sesquicentennial scholarships are James Davis, Joshua Davis, Taylor Stamper, Iris Walter, and Kirsten Weisenberger.
“The Ohio State University has transformed lives for nearly a century and a half. I look forward to celebrating this historic occasion with members of our new scholarship program and the rest of the Buckeye community,” said President Michael V. Drake. “These student leaders will help lay the foundation for the next 150 years of excellence and impact.”
Scholars receive $2,500 for the first year of the program, and the scholarships are renewable for up to six additional semesters or completion of their current degree program, whichever comes first.
Scholarship recipients represent all campuses, colleges and undergraduate, graduate and professional student populations.
Beyond financial support, sesquicentennial scholars will receive leadership training and professional development support, and serve as sesquicentennial ambassadors at programs and events.
The scholars program, and the learning opportunities that go with it, support the charge and motto of Ohio State.
“For nearly 150 years, Ohio State has diligently pursued its mission of ‘education for citizenship.’ This program builds on that tradition by creating new opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron.
To learn more about The Ohio State University Sesquicentennial and see the full list of student scholars, click here.