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OMSAR

Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention

Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention

PROCESS TO APPEAL OMSAR SCHOLARSHIP  (PROMISE, APPALACHIAN, URBAN, TEMPLETON, RANKIN)

Appeal requests must be submitted to the OMSAR office via the OMSAR Scholarship Appeal Form by Monday, July 27, 2020.  Students may submit only one appeal during the eligibility period of an award unless there is extenuating circumstances. Responses to an appeal letter may be granted outright, rejected, or granted with required stipulations. Letter of appeal decisions are final. 

Appeal Requests Must Include the Following: 
a) Your full name and scholarship award type 
b) Your Campus ID and Ohio email address
c) You will be asked to upload an essay and discuss why you are not in compliance with the scholarship contract. Upload any relevant documentation (medical or other) that supports your reason for appeal. Include any information you wish to share with OMSAR and Financial Aid that would have affected your ability to be in compliance such as personal/health issues. Include a plan that you will implement next year to achieve success. Please limit response to one page.

 

Please contact the OMSAR Office at 740-593-9376 or diversity@ohio.edu  if you have questions or experience difficulties completing the appeal form.  

 

OMSAR's Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

As of March 16, 2020, the physical spaces within Ohio University’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion will close until further notice. This includes the Office for Multicultural Student Access & Retention (OMSAR). We can be reached via email at diversity@ohio.edu during normal operating hours, M-F, 8AM-5PM. Additionally, our phones will continue to be answered during business hours by Ms. Pat Bungard, Administrative Services Associate. 

If you are a current OMSAR Scholar (Templeton, Rankin, Urban, Appalachian, Promise), please know that we are actively working to support your academic needs with online advising for scholarship compliance. We will share updates as they become available. Please watch your email and follow us on Twitter @OUOMSAR!

If you are an incoming student for 2020-2021 and have received the Promise offer, please mail your signed Promise contract to OMSAR (Address: OMSAR, Ohio University, 31 South Court Street, Suite 143, 1 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701) or sign, scan, and email your copy to diversity@ohio.edu. If you need a duplicate copy of the Promise Contract of Agreement, please email diversity@ohio.edu and include your full name and PID. The Promise award cannot be accepted online through your student portal. However, it is shown as Diversity Contract on your “To Do List” on the student portal. Any questions, please email diversity@ohio.edu or call 740-593-9376. 

We are actively working on our plans to support your academic journey. We will share updates as they become available. In the meantime, please feel free to email diversity@ohio.edu or call 740-593-9376 with any questions or concerns you may have.  

Stay healthy and safe, dear OMSAR Bobcats, and finish the semester strong!

 

 

Our Services

LINKS Program

LINKS helps first-year students navigate the college experience by focusing on issues of access, retention, and student success while promoting the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion at Ohio University.

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One on One Support

The OMSAR Team specializes in working one on one with students to help them craft a pathway for academic and personal success.

 

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Student Expo

OMSAR sponsors a session at the annual Student Expo to highlight the research or creative activity OMSAR scholars are engaged with during their academic experience. The OMSAR sessions also highlight research pertaining to diversity and inclusion.

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OMSAR Courses

OMSAR Course Series

This three-course series rotates annually on topics of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. This course is open to all students at Ohio University and is required for students with the Templeton, Appalachian, Urban, and Rankin scholarship.

UC2900 Post-Baccalaureate
Preparation Course

During the fall term, junior or senior students may enroll in a class to help them prepare for their job search and/or graduate school application.

Study Abroad

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Jamaica

Spend one week this spring break in the Caribbean volunteering in Jamaican communities! During this two-city program, students will be immersed in Jamaican culture working with Stones Hope School. Experiential learning activities and learning include conversations with local leaders about history, politics, and environmental conservation.

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Belize

Earn your Junior Composition credit while spending 10 days this winter break in the Caribbean volunteering in Belizean communities! Students will be immersed in culture while assisting locals in building sustainable, earth-bag half-way homes for orphans who are pushed out of the foster care system. Students will also assist with local, organic farming and community outreach.  

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Mexico

Guanajuato has a bustling market that sells everything from nopales and fruit, clothes, souvenirs, and even live birds. The streets are always overflowing with people navigating through the underground tunnels or cutting through secret alleyways to get from one area of the city to another. The view from El Pípila standing watch over the city is phenomenal!

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1,400

Average Number of OMSAR Scholars

3.087

Average Overall GPA of all scholars

94%

Of OMSAR LINKS participants persist from the fall to Spring Term

85%

Of OSMAR LINKS participants persist from year one to year two

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Contact Us for More Information

 diversity@ohio.edu
  740.593.9376
31 S. Court Street, R. 143
Athens, OH 45701