Press Release

Ohio College Application Month Scheduled for November 1-30

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) seeks partnership with school leaders across the state for Ohio College Application Month 2015 (OCAM 2015) during the month of November. As part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) initiative, OCAM 2015 seeks to increase the number of Ohio high school seniors who apply to college, with a special emphasis on encouraging first-generation, low-income students and students who may not otherwise apply to college.

Ohio Department of Higher Education Announces Members of I-Corps@Ohio Summer Cohort

In an effort to accelerate the commercialization of research being conducted at Ohio’s universities, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents) is sponsoring the I-Corps@Ohio program, modeled after a similar program launched by the National Science Foundation in 2012. Ohio is the first to have a statewide collaboration based on the NSF model, but fully funded by the state.

Ohio College Application Month Generates Overwhelming Response

In an effort to help all graduating seniors navigate through the college admissions process and ensure that each student submits at least one admissions application, the Ohio Board of Regents announced the launch of Ohio College Application Month, November 1-30, 2014, in partnership with school leaders across the state. Since the initial announcement, more than 140 school sites have registered to participate, well above the Board of Regents’ initial goal of 50.

Ohio Receives Seven-Year, $24.5 Million GEAR UP Grant

COLUMBUS, OH, September 30, 2014 – Ohio is among several states that will share more than $82 million in federal funding as part of a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. The grant – from the U.S. Department of Education – is designed to help low-income and first-generation college students prepare for college and receive the support needed to achieve success in post-secondary education. 

The grant awards were announced last week by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.