Appalachian Scholars Program
Leaders in Appalachian Ohio believe greater access to educational opportunity can make a profound difference in the economic future of our citizens and region. Helping our regionís students overcome barriers and create access to educational opportunities is the work of many hands and many partners. In this vein, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Ohio University are proud to announce the Appalachian Scholars Program.
2007 Appalachian Scholars
This program is a need-based scholarship program actively seeking high school students from Appalachian Ohio to attend Ohio University. All six Ohio University campuses will participate in this program. Students from the 29 counties in Appalachian Ohio are eligible for the program, providing scholarship support to those who demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation to succeed, academic achievement and financial need.
The Appalachian Scholars Program is an unprecedented partnership between Ohio University and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Who are working together to accomplish a stronger, more highly-traveled bridge between our regionís communities and Ohio Universityís vast educational resources.
The Appalachian Scholars Program includes:
- a four-year renewable scholarship
- annual book stipend
- participation in a summer pre-matriculation program
- participation in academic support seminars
- mentoring experience with an Ohio University alum throughout their academic career
- funding to attend an approved professional conference during the junior year
- an annual leadership seminar
- participation in a residential learning community
- participation in a faculty guided research experience
- internship experience
- technology and research training
Applicants must be academically talented, attend a school in an Appalachian Ohio school district and demonstrate financial need. Grade point average, class rank and standardized test scores may also be considered.
How to apply
- Students may be nominated for consideration to the Appalachian Scholars Program
- Students must by admitted to Ohio University and demonstrate financial need by completing
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- The Presidentís Office for University Diversity will contact eligible students.
- Eligible students will complete the application packet, including the submission of an essay and two letters of recommendation.
- Students will participate in an interview with members of the selection committee.
For more information, guidelines and application, please visit www.ohio.edu.