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April 25, 2014

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima makes the ‘DREAM’ of going to college possible for local students

Sixteen Allen County high school students received scholarships to The Ohio State University at Lima during the seventh annual Dare to Reach Excellence, Achievement and Meaning (DREAM) Program graduation held yesterday on the Ohio State Lima campus.

"For these students who received the DREAM scholarship, a financial burden was lifted and a roadblock to college success was moved," said Temple Patton, DREAM program coordinator. "They are very academically capable students, but needed some support, in one way or another, to get to college. We are excited to welcome them to the Buckeye family."

The DREAM Program is a university-preparation program designed by Ohio State Lima to ensure that all students capable of achieving a university education have the opportunity to do so. Students are nominated to participate in the DREAM program by their guidance counselors. As part of the program, students and their parents are offered one-on-one support and counseling on such topics as the application process, financial aid and scholarships. To successfully complete the program, each student has to attend DREAM events held throughout the year.

This year’s scholarship recipients are: Dasia Alexander, Lima Senior High School; Bianca Allen, Shawnee High School; Taylor Brown, Elida High School; Ravi Chaudhuri, Shawnee High School; Elizabeth Ewing, Perry High School; Emily Ewing, Perry High School; Mikyla Corpening, Lima Senior High School; Brian Frueh, Lima Senior High School; Brad Frueh, Lima Senior High School; Devonta Johnson, Lima Senior High School; Shannon Jones, Lima Senior High School; Christopher Kirk, Lima Senior High School; Leigh Lehman, Shawnee High School; Bailey Sproul, Shawnee High School; Jaylin Taylor, Shawnee High School; and Brandon Ward, Shawnee High School.

Each student received a $1,500 scholarship to Ohio State Lima, renewable for four years. The incoming class for Autumn 2014 is the seventh group to receive the scholarship.