In 2006, the State of Ohio ranked 37th in the nation in college graduates with just over one-quarter of our residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
This situation is even more desperate in Appalachian and Urban Ohio, where the cost of college more dramatically affects the region’s students. In fact, it is one of the primary deterrents to attending college.
Add to that the cyclical nature of this problem – if a parent cannot pay for or assist their child in attending school, their children will likely face the same situation when they have children – and it becomes a vicious circle that only grows with time.
Ohio University works to break this cycle by providing students with the opportunity to attend college through the Appalachian and Urban Scholars Programs. These two programs, combined, annually give up to 80 students the opportunity not just to afford college, but to succeed.
Learn more about these scholarships, the students they affect and how you can support them by navigating to our website. Or, you can feel free to contact Sam Venable directly at email@example.com or 740-593-2206.