Joshua Reichert Van Wert student wins scholarship

Joshua Reichert, Van Wert HS

The Ohio Academy of Science recognizes and awards one hundred and twenty-four (124) students with $124,000 in scholarships to attend any college, university, or post-secondary career center in Ohio.

Funded by the State of Ohio through the Department of Higher Education and operated as a program of the Ohio Academy of Science, Believe in Ohio is a scholarship program for innovation and l student STEM entrepreneurship that prepares Ohio’s future workforce to meet the demands of a rapidly changing job. innovation market and economy. The program emphasizes the importance of applying STEM and innovation to solve problems, and how to create solutions by developing market opportunities through research and technological design.

Recently, 124 juniors and seniors from 90 Ohio high schools were recognized for their contributions and won the Believe in Ohio STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend any college, university, or post-secondary career center in Ohio. The application process assessed academic achievement, answers to essay questions, and evidence of validated achievement in STEM innovation and entrepreneurship.

“STEM and entrepreneurship are a powerful combination for solving needs-based problems that drive the creation of new businesses,” said Michael E. Woytek, executive director of the Ohio Academy of Science. Woytek added, “Ohio has a long tradition of innovation, and these students are the future professionals needed to propel Ohio’s innovation economy.”

Believe in Ohio is a free, comprehensive, curriculum-based, STEM, and entrepreneurship program that supports high school and college students. The program is designed to create a “culture of innovation” and pathways to colleges, universities, and technical centers across Ohio. Believe in Ohio is a program of the Ohio Academy of Science and was developed in conjunction with Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio.

The local students of the 2022 Believe in Ohio STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholars are:

Mr. Kameron Brown, Defiance, Defiance Senior High School; Ms. Marissa Maag, Ottawa, Ottawa-Glandorff High School; Mr. Reyan Shariff, Ottawa Hills, Ottawa Hills Secondary School; Mrs. Paige Jones, Paulding, Paulding High School; Mr. Therin Coyne, Payne, Wayne Trace High School; Mr. Joshua Reichert, Van Wert, Van Wert High School

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