OHIO Nationally Competitive Award Winners
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2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners


Our students are continuing an OHIO tradition of winning nationally competitive awards, which academically speaking is like winning Olympic gold.

This site profiles some of our award-winning students. Many other OHIO scholars are competing for and winning honors from organizations across the nation. For an expanded listing and additional information, please visit the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards Web site.

As our academic community works together to build on a 200-year legacy of excellence, we salute the outstanding achievements of our students and the dedicated faculty members who support them in their remarkable endeavors.

Congratulations—you make us all very proud!




Related Links
If you are a current Ohio University student and would like to learn more about competing for these scholarships, visit our Office of Nationally Competitive Awards online.

If you are a prospective student and would like to find out more about the opportunities available at Ohio University, please visit our admissions Web site.


2008 Award Winners



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Hollings Scholarship 

Sarah Gutzwiller
Sarah is an Honors Tutorial College biological sciences major with an evolutionary, ecological, and behavioral specialization. She is active in the Association for Cultural Exchange, a mentorship program that develops and fosters relationships between incoming international students and current students at Ohio University. Before coming to Ohio University, Sarah attended Walnut Hills High School, where she participated in chamber orchestra and won the National Book Award.     




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Hollings Scholarship 

Justin Henthorn
Justin has the impressive distinction of winning both Hollings and Goldwater scholarships this year. He carries majors in mathematics and chemistry along with minors in economics and business.     




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Hollings Scholarship 

Brooks Kohli
Brooks is a biological sciences major in the Honors Tutorial College. He is also a member of the Honors College Advisory Council. Before coming to campus, Brooks attended Logan Elm High School in Circleville, Ohio, but also took post-secondary classes at Ohio University-Lancaster.     




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Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Scholarship 

Nora Rye
Rye, a sophomore video production major pursuing an environmental studies certificate, is active in the Sustainable Living Organization.     




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Hollings Scholarship 

Molly Semones
Molly is a third-year HTC biochemistry major, with a concentration in journalism and biological sciences minor. She is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, served as secretary and vice president for the Duello Fencing Club, and won the Jesse Day Award for students demonstrating potential as chemists. She also won the Upper Ohio Valley Section of the American Chemical Society Sophomore Award. Molly attended Kettering Fairmont High School, where she won the Rochester University Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award for 2003-04.     




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Hollings Scholarship 

Elizabeth Simonik
Elizabeth is a second-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, pursuing a degree in marine biology with a minor in chemistry and a certificate in environmental studies. She is a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity, Beta Beta Beta biological studies honor society, and Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society. She also participates in undergraduate research with Warren Currie, assistant professor of biological sciences; Elizabeth will be listed as one of the authors on a paper resulting from this research. Before coming to Ohio University, she attended Solon High School, where she participated in varsity volleyball, diving, and track.      




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Hollings Scholarship 

Darren Snively
Darren is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in geography/meteorology. He is active in WOUB and the Meteorology Club, and he also participated in student-produced television shows and the School of Visual Communication’s annual 48-hour Shoot Out, taking second place with his team. He attended Vandalia Butler High School, where he graduated with honors in the top 10 percent of his class. He also was a member of National Honor Society, president of the French Club, and attained a black belt in Aikido, a grappling-based martial art.     




Office of Nationally Competitive Awards
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For additional information on other awards and student winners, please visit:

www.onca.org