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Applications for OHIO’s first women’s scholars program due Oct. 25

Twenty first-year students to be accepted into Margaret Boyd Scholars Program


Ohio University is accepting applications for its first women's scholars program.

Named after the first woman to earn a degree from OHIO, the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program seeks to inspire and encourage undergraduate women to become engaged, confident and connected leaders at Ohio University and beyond.

The program is open to all first-year OHIO undergraduate women. Twenty women will be accepted into the program this semester with the program officially beginning spring semester.

"We are looking for diversity in applicants, students who are agents for change, those who are looking to be leaders and enhance the program," said Patti McSteen, associate dean of students and director of the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program.

Information sessions on the program will be held in the Women's Center at Baker University Center 403 on the following days:

  • Thursday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 21, at noon


Students who are unable to attend the information sessions should contact McSteen directly at mcsteenp@ohio.edu or at boydscholars@ohio.edu to arrange an individual meeting.

The four-year Margaret Boyd Scholars Program includes a first-year seminar, a second-year residential component, a third-year internship experience and a fourth-year capstone seminar. Scholars can expect a different focus each academic year and to benefit from the program's seminars, mentors and internships as well as study abroad and networking opportunities.

Applications for the program can be found online and must be received by the Office of the Dean of Students, Baker University Center 345, by 5 p.m., Oct. 25.

Faculty members who know of students who would be excellent candidates for the program may either direct those students to the application process through the program's website or send McSteen the names of the students so that she may reach out to them and invite them to apply.

Program candidates can expect to participate in group interviews, scheduled for Nov. 3-9, followed by individual interviews Nov. 17-23. Those selected for the program will be notified by Nov. 26.

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Division of Student Affairs, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and University College. It is a 2012 grant recipient of the 1804 Fund.

For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/boydscholars/ or e-mail boydscholars@ohio.edu