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Program seeks young scholars



Published: Sat, January 26, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Youngstown

The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program will distribute nomination and application packets to principals, guidance counselors and teachers at Volney Rogers, Chaney Campus, Rayen Early College and Wilson Middle to nominate qualified sixth- graders to fill 10 openings.

School staff members are asked to submit report cards and test scores, while parents will need to provide proof of income along with completed applications. Nominations will be accepted from January through March.

A committee will review the candidates’ information and interviews will be conducted by the program coordinator.

To be nominated, students will need to be considered a first-generation college graduate, enrolled in a Youngstown City School, meet income eligibility guidelines and have an overall grade point average of 3.3 or above honor roll student).

Selected students begin programming in the seventh grade and will continue until graduation from high school.

Young scholars who successfully complete the program and meet Ohio State University admission requirements are offered a need-based financial aid package in the form of the Young Scholars Scholarship to attend OSU.

The Young Scholars Program was established in 1988 as a statewide model to increase the number of first-generation, high achieving, underrepresented students attending Ohio State University.

By working with students early in their educational careers, the Young Scholars Program nurtures students in middle schools and high schools through after school academic, personal, cultural, and career development initiatives.

For information, contact the office at 330-744-5907 to speak to Program Coordinator Tiffany Quinones, or visit the Young Scholars Program page at www.odi.osu.edu.


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