OWU Receives Grant For STEM Scholarships

7 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has received a five-year, $830,466 Choose Ohio First grant to fund scholarships for Ohio residents pursuing degrees in the STEM fields of science (including medicine), technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Higher Education announced Ohio Wesleyan’s grant today. The Choose Ohio First (COF) grants are part of a state initiative designed to “help create the talent needed to make Ohio’s businesses competitive in the 21st century knowledge economy.”

“Ohio Wesleyan is honored to be recognized for its role in helping to build a stronger Ohio through our faculty’s work to educate students in critical STEM fields,” said Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones, Ph.D., noting that was the first time OWU had applied for COF grant funding. More…

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Delaware County Foundation Scholarships Available

27 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Several scholarships for high school seniors are available through the Delaware County Foundation, and the window of time in which to apply for each is closing soon.

Each year the Foundation offers more than 40 scholarship programs for eligible students, awarding over $300,000 collectively with awards ranging from $1,000 to over $5,000.

Each scholarship has a set of eligibility requirements, which can include attendance at a particular high school, the chosen field to be pursued in college or other post-secondary education, and certain career fields. Several scholarships honor former students or staff members. More…


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Scholarships To Help Send OWU Students To Tanzania, South Africa, And Ireland

16 Dec , 2020  

Three Ohio Wesleyan University students have earned 2020 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

OWU students earning competitive Gilman Scholarships this spring and fall are sophomore Jeremiah Anderson of Dayton, Ohio; senior Miko Harper of Sandy Springs, Georgia; and senior Megha Malik of Dublin, Ohio.

The scholarships help to fund study-abroad experiences that foster mutual understanding between peoples of the United States and other countries. The late U.S. Rep. Benjamin Gilman, R-New York, for whom the scholarships are named, has said living and learning abroad provides students “a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.” More…


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Ohio Wesleyan Creates New Scholarship To Honor Pioneering Student

11 Dec , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University is honoring the legacy of former student Charles Thomasone of the first Black students in college baseball – by creating a scholarship in his name.

As an Ohio Wesleyan baseball player in the early 1900s, Thomas routinely faced discrimination during the team’s travels and competitions. His experiences and his grace inspired then-OWU head coach Branch Rickey to collaborate with Jackie Robinson in the 1940s to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier.

“Dr. Charles Thomas defines determination, ability, and accomplishment,” said President Rock Jones, Ph.D. “He persevered, he inspired others, and he succeeded both on and off the athletic field. After his years at Ohio Wesleyan, Dr. Thomas went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and spend his life aiding others. He is an enduring role model, and we are honored to remember him with the Charles Thomas Scholarship.” More…


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Local Students Receive Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarships

18 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff; Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

When recipients of the Ohio Farm Bureau’s several scholarships were announced recently, Delaware County students were very well represented.

One local student, Sarah Lehner, received a total of four scholarships. She and her family operate Dee Lehner Farms in Delaware.

Over $57,000 in scholarships were awarded in various categories that recognize academic effort, community engagement, and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education, or scientific research, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. More…

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Next Genius Scholarship Program Offering Latest In Long OWU-India Connection

25 Oct , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University is now one of only 17 colleges and universities in the United States to be part of India’s Next Genius Scholarship Program.

Founded in 2014, Mumbai-based Next Genius works with more than 1,100 high schools across India to provide full- and partial-tuition scholarships to enable the country’s top seniors to pursue college degrees in the United States. More…


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Soil & Water Has Two Scholarships Available

5 Mar , 2019  

The Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District has two scholarships open to local students.

The Dick O’Keefe Memorial Scholarship is $500 and open to students who meet the following criteria: More…



Foundation Scholarships Fuel Careers

4 Feb , 2019  

Delaware Countians are fortunate to have a strong, active community foundation in place.

Each year, the Delaware County Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors across the county. Almost all are school, GPA, high school, college/university, extracurricular, or field specific. More…