The Ohio High School Athletic Association will hand out total of $66,000 in college scholarships to 54 recent high school student-athlete graduates following final selections made recently by the OHSAA's six District Athletic Boards. The OHSAA has conducted its annual college scholarship program for the last 21 years.
Of the 54 honorees, 42 will receive $1,000 awards, including six (one from each district) who will receive an OHSAA Minority Scholarship presented by Farmers Insurance. In addition, two students from each district will receive $2,000 awards made possible by the OHSAA Foundation. Nike and Molten have also contributed to the OHSAA scholarship program, as well as schools that participate in an OHSAA Foundation basketball game, which includes a fee given to the Foundation to fund their portion of the scholarships.
"These 54 youngsters had outstanding high school athletic careers and they also were exemplary students in the classroom," said OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross. "They truly represent what it means to be a student-athlete and families and schools are to be commended for helping them achieve great things already. I would also like to personally thank the OHSAA Foundation and our corporate partners for their generous support in helping make these scholarships possible."