COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has awarded $170,750 in college scholarships to 199 recent high school graduates following selections made this spring by the OHSAA’s six District Athletic Boards. The OHSAA’s annual college scholarship program is now in its 27th year.
Thirty-six of the honorees will receive $1,000 awards, including six (one from each district) who will receive an OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholarship. The remaining 163 award winners will receive scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000. The point system used in each district is described below. The OHSAA would like to thank Molten for contributing to the scholarship program.
“The accomplishments in the classroom and through interscholastic athletic competition of these 199 student-athletes represent the best of education-based athletics,” said OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass. “The District Athletic Boards and OHSAA staff, Board of Directors and member schools are excited to recognize these young leaders. We take great pride in the scholar-athlete program and the student-athletes throughout the state of Ohio.”
More About the Scholar-Athlete Selection Process
Scholar-athlete recipients are selected based on a point system which rewards students for grade point averages; class rank; ACT or SAT scores; varsity letters earned; and individual and team athletic honors. The number of scholarship recipients from each district are based upon the number of schools within the district. The recipients were selected by special committees within each of the OHSAA’s six athletic districts. Individuals who receive athletic scholarships from NCAA Division I or II institutions or appointees to military academies are not eligible for an award.
Sawyer Lorentz, Dover – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Zoey Thomas, Strasburg-Franklin – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Willow Cox, Dover – EDAB Scholar-Athlete
Declan Howell, Hiland – EDAB Scholar-Athlete
Kaylyn Lloyd, Tuscarawas Valley – EDAB Scholar-Athlete
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