Proud Buckeyes at the Pride Parade in Columbus, Ohio.
Students, leaders of the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO), and the Newark Earthworks Center at Ohio earthworks as part of the Walk with the Ancients 2009.
Gallery opening at the LeFevre Art Gallery of the Pokagon Potawatomi Black Ash Basket Exhibit.
Student interviewers of the Oral History Project in front of the RV where some of the interviews took place.
Students on an Equinox Pilgrimage class, 2010.
"The earthworks exemplify Indigenous accomplishment, collaboration,
extensive planning, and the application of scientific understanding
in which American Indians can find inspiration for future generations. "
-Associate Director Marti Chaatsmith [Comanche Nation, descendant of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma], Newark Earthworks Center.
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- American Indian Studies Minor | College of Arts and Sciences
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"Without collective traditional ways, the earthworks would not exist. The builders’ knowledge enfolded in the everyday and the story of the everyday was passed down generation to generation; connecting who they were to who we are becoming."
-Director of American Indian Studies Dr. Christine Ballengee-Morris, The Ohio State University.
American Indian Studies
Indigenous people have been coming to what is now the state of Ohio for thousands of years, and the series of large-scale geometric, boundary and effigy earthworks still visible in central and southern Ohio bear witness to our region's historical importance as a center for economic, spiritual, artistic and intellectual endeavor and exchange. Central Ohio is a traditional homeland of the Shawnee Nation; Delaware, Wyandot and other Indigenous nations also have strong ties to these lands. Over one hundred years ago, in October 1911, the Society of American Indians (SAI), the first American Indian activist association organized and run by Native people themselves, held its first meetings on the campus of The Ohio State University. Today, individuals from a broad range of Indigenous backgrounds call Columbus and central Ohio home.
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- Established in 1950, the “Beanie” Drake Student Leader Endowment Fund (SLEF) Scholarship is to provide funds to enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it difficult or impossible to do so. It is the only student administered scholarship at Ohio State. The fund is maintained solely by contributions from individuals and campus organizations, with recipients chosen based on an application and interview process.
- A student must plan to attend The Ohio State University Columbus Campus during both Autumn and Spring Semesters during the 2022-2023 academic year.
- Receiving the scholarship will reduce the amount of need based financial aid for which the student is eligible.
- Past award recipients, past board members, and graduate and professional students are not eligible to apply.
- Past finalists may re-apply.
- Responses for each essay are limited to 200 words or less.
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- Frank W. Hale, Jr. Endowed Scholarship "Provides scholarships for Native American, Hispanic American and African American freshmen with a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0, who have displayed leadership and integrity, are graduating from a Franklin County area high school and were considered for, or awarded the Morrill Scholars Scholarship."
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- offers awards for U.S. citizens to teach, research and conduct professional projects in more than 130 countries. College and university faculty and administrators, as well as professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers and many others, can join the more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding.
- Graduate Team Fellows Program | Global Arts + Humanities Theme
- This program aims to advance cross-disciplinary, team-based research cultures by brokering collaboration and facilitating the sharing of conceptual frameworks and disciplinary alignments. This experience will build tolerances for varying academic perspectives and foster a receptivity towards network-based insight building. Our fellowship thus encourages agility in methods and modes, creativity of mind and practice, and intellectual grit.
- Kessler Scholars Collaborative
- Connects first-generation students with resources and opportunities across campus – including individualized support and cohort-based workshops and programming designed to foster academic, professional and personal growth
- Over the five-year grant period, July 2022 to June 2027, Ohio State will devote at least 40% of the total grant, or $400,000, to direct student aid.
- The first cohort of up to 20 Kessler Scholars will arrive on campus in Fall 2023.
- Ohio State receives $1 million to join Kessler Scholars Collaborative Press Release. April 12, 2022.
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- Ohio Means Science (OHMS) STEM Scholars Program [Apply by April 22, 2022 for this year's application]
- Scholarships of up to $5,000 per semester to 15 first-year students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in any of the almost 40 OHMS scholarship-eligible STEM disciplines offered at Ohio State. Qualifying students will receive up to two years of scholarship funding, STEM enrichment activities and supportive services at Ohio State Newark, then transition to the Ohio State Columbus campus for degree completion. Two additional cohorts of 15 first-year students will be selected in the subsequent two years.
- The program includes opportunities to meet and work with scientists at Ohio State Newark, Columbus campus and in industry and non-profits in Central Ohio. Scholars selected for the program will participate in a research retreat before the start of the school year, be part of a learning community, participate in research, and have an option for summer internships after their first year in the program. Scholars will be expected to participate in most of the presented opportunities, which will usually occur during regular business hours.
- Continuing scholars must have maintained a first-year grade point average of 2.7 in their STEM courses and a 2.3 GPA overall to qualify for the second year of funding.
- Ohio State Newark Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant Press Release includes more specific information about the scholarships and requirements. April 13, 2022.
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"Forty-two current sovereign American Indian Nations have a historic connection to Ohio. They were scattered and fled north to Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and/or Mexico during the removal period that followed, or they were “relocated” onto reservations west of the Mississippi, primarily in what is now Oklahoma. But the citizens of these tribal nations remain stakeholders in the management and care of these “monuments of the Ohio River Valley.” "
-Director Dr. John Low [Pokagon Band of Potawatomi], Newark Earthworks Center.
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