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Margaret Boyd Scholars Program

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program seeks to inspire and encourage undergraduate women to become engaged, confident and connected leaders at Ohio University and beyond. Women are selected as Boyd Scholars in fall semester of their first year. The four-year program includes a first-year seminar, a second-year residential component, a third-year internship experience and a fourth-year capstone seminar.

The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is open to students from all colleges and majors. Scholars are encouraged to pursue other interests, including study abroad, athletics and involvement in campus and community organizations.

Named in honor of Margaret Boyd, Ohio University's first female graduate [of the class of 1873], the program is a collaboration between the Division of Student Affairs, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and University College. The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is a 2012 grant recipient of the prestigious 1804 Fund.

Request more information about the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program by e-mailing  boydscholars@ohio.edu.

Advisory Board Members

Cindy Anderson , Ph.D., Professor of Sociology 
151 Bentley Annex
740-593-1385
andersc2@ohio.edu
Gerardine Botte , Ph.D., Director, Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research 
165 Stocker Center
740-593-9670
botte@ohio.edu
Jennifer Bowie , M.S., Executive Director of Development 
206 McKee House
740-597-2987
bowiej@ohio.edu
Melissa Haviland , MFA, Associate Professor of Art 
528 Seigfred Hall
740-593-9996
haviland@ohio.edu
Michelle O'Malley , Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Linguistics 
383 Gordy Hall
740-593-4321
haugh@ohio.edu
Nancy Sandler , Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics 
368 C Clippinger Lab
740-593-9434
sandler@ohio.edu
Miriam Shadis , Ph.D., Associate Professor of History 
455 Bentley Annex
740-593-4364
shadis@ohio.edu