Minford senior wins $50,000 scholarship

CIRCLEVILLE — Elijah Craft, a senior at Minford, will receive a $10,000 per year scholarship toward tuition at Ohio Christian University, and a $2,500 per year stipend for work as an intern in a field aligned with his major. The Ohio’s Future Scholarship is based on academics, character, service, leadership and racial/ethnic heritage.

Craft participated in OCU’s Scholars Day, an annual event for the university’s highest-achieving applicants to compete for scholarships. Each student submitted an application, essay and reference letter, and participated in an interview and mock classes.

Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students.

Additionally, students can participate in OnlinePlus which provides undergraduate classes online with the option of participating in for-credit enrichment experiences on campus or abroad. The Trailblazer Academy allows high school students to complete college classes. All programs are designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families and the world.