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Carthen Scholars Program


The Dr. Jason Carthen Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship


Who Is OU Alum, Dr. Jason Carthen?

Dr. Jason Carthen started his academic and athletic career at Ohio University.  He went on to play for the NFL’s New England Patriots.  As an inspirational leader, philanthropist, motivator, author, athlete and media personality, it is important to note that Dr. Carthen continued his education to earn not only a masters but also a doctoral degree.  It is his mission to Motivate, Inspire and Challenge (MIC) others towards a deeper level of thinking that ultimately encourages achievement of one’s personal best!

Dr. Carthen has published work in the areas of Leadership, Business, and Motivation and provides audiences with a sense of hope and optimism regardless of their circumstances.  His efforts have evolved into the Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative: A multi-faceted organization that builds and strengthens the foundations of society through intentional programmatic and measured outcomes that are focused on the value of Family, Education and Community!

Ohio University is very proud to partner with Dr. Carthen and his Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative by providing two Carthen Leaders of Tomorrow scholarships for incoming freshmen each academic year.  For more information on the Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative and other work Dr. Carthen is engaged in, please go to: http://thelotinitiative.org


About the Carthen Scholarship:

The mission of the Dr. Jason Carthen Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is to encourage and enable high school students to (a) have access to college and (b) realize the impact that civically engaged and community focused individuals can have on the world,

Scholarship recipients are affectionately known as Carthen Scholars.  A $500 award is provided up to four consecutive years ($2,000 total) based upon renewal guidelines.  This award is supported through the generous support of the Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative Inc. (managed by Dr. Jason Carthen). The funds are collected by the Ohio University Foundation; administered by the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR); and disbursed by the Office of Financial Aid.  Carthen Scholars receive supportive services through the OMSAR Office and will have several opportunities to meet Dr. Carthen himself.

Application Guidelines:

1. Plan to attend Ohio University in the fall of the calendar year you are applying.

2. First priority consideration given to majors in the following colleges: College of Business; Russ    College of Engineering; and the College of Arts and Sciences.  Second priority for other majors.

3. Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.

4.  Demonstrate a passion for community service and civic engagement.

5. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

6. Priority given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest financial need  

7.  Contact the OMSAR Office: January 2015 for Application Information