OSU Announces New Award for Exceptional Students

The Ohio State University will select two graduating seniors as recipients of the first-ever President’s Prize, the highest recognition the university bestows on exceptional students committed to social change.

Each President’s Prize scholar will receive a $50,000 living stipend and $50,000 in startup funding, access to the mentorship of accomplished experts and the opportunity to share their innovative idea with Ohio State’s global community of alumni, friends and partners.

Applicants must submit an idea for a project that has the potential to make a meaningful impact on society, and that furthers the university’s mission of addressing some of the world’s most important and pressing challenges.

The prestigious prize honors Ohio State’s founding purpose of offering an excellent education while elevating society through research – and is the latest step in re-committing the university to its motto of Education for Citizenship.

Jody Victor