Skip To Main Content
Skip To Main Content

ONU Receives Grant to Fund Multicultural Diversity Initiative

Jul 6, 2009
Ohio Northern University recently received a $14,453 grant from the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) to support "Catch-A-Ride," a minority recruitment program aimed at broadening the scope of the University's student diversity.

This is the third consecutive year that ONU has received an OFIC grant. For the past two years, ONU has used the grant for "Vision Builders," a mentorship program that partnered Ohio Northern students with high school students from Lima Senior High School. This year, Crys Latham, ONU admissions counselor and coordinator of multicultural recruitment, will use the grant to direct Catch-A-Ride.

Catch-A-Ride will work with high schools in major cities throughout Ohio, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, to provide transportation for interested students to experience a day at ONU. The trips will be open to students at a variety of high schools, with space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participating students, along with their chaperones, will meet and board the ONU bus at a central meeting point in each city. On the bus, students will engage with ONU students and staff members from the University. Once at ONU, the students will attend a class, tour the campus and the multicultural house, have lunch in the dining hall with current students, and interact with a panel of college deans and current students.

"We have a lot to offer at Ohio Northern," said Latham, "and we want to give students the opportunity to visit."

Catch-A-Ride visits will be scheduled for late September and throughout the month of October, allowing sufficient time for students to submit their applications by the ONU scholarship deadline.
Related Northern News
Latest Video
Latest Photo Feature