2014 Cutler Scholars

This year’s class of Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars is seen at a retreat the students participated in over the summer.

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OHIO welcomes new class of Cutler Scholars


The Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomes eight new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship. The program selects students based on the grounds of scholarship, leadership, extracurricular achievements, as well as moral force of character.

The scholarship includes an annual stipend to cover undergraduate tuition, room and board, and four summers of enrichment experiences.

These summer enrichment programs include an outdoor leadership experience the summer before the first year, a community/public service experience, a business management internship, and a work/study abroad experience.    

Students cannot directly apply to The Cutler Scholars Program; the student must be nominated by personnel at an eligible secondary school, Ohio University colleges or sponsoring organizations.

The 2014-15 Cutler Scholars, who began courses this fall, are:

Tylisha Allen from Asbury Park High School was named the James E. Daley-Cutler Scholar. Allen was valedictorian of her class and served as president of her high school’s National Honor Society. She tutored at a local elementary school, as well as serving as a peer mentor.

Nathan Arnett from Valley High School was named the Russ Legacy-Cutler Scholar. Arnett graduated number one in his class, was elected president of his high school’s National Honor Society, and participated in Ohio Model United Nations all four years of high school. He won Southern Ohio Conference player of the year and played football for first team all state.

Madison Carlson from Olean High School was named the Ann Lee Hancock Konneker-Cutler Scholar. Carlson graduated in the top of her class and was on honor roll all four years at Olean High School. She was involved with National Honor Society, played ice hockey all four years of high school, as well as frequently volunteered at the SPCA in Olean, N.Y.

Charlee Cobb from Federal Hocking High School was named the Bush-Cutler Scholar. Cobb graduated number one in her class, as well as being elected class president three years out of her four years at Federal Hocking. She was awarded with the Scholar Athlete award and was a student trustee throughout her high school career.

Ryan Kline from McClain High School was named the Wilfred R. Konneker-Cutler Scholar. Kline participated in National Honor Society and served as team captain for the Quick Recall team. He also served as president of drama club and was elected president of his local 4-H chapter.

Brandon Mahr from Meigs High School was named a Dr. James H. and Nellie Rowley Jewell-Cutler Scholar. Mahr graduated in the top of his class and participated in National Honor Society. He served as class president, earned Eagle Scout status with the Boy Scouts of America, and was a founding member of the Connect Appalachia Project.

Kayla Swann from Oak Hill High School was named the Leona and Lewis Hughes-Cutler Scholar. Swann graduated in the top 10 percent in her class and was on honor roll all four years. She was elected vice president of National Honor Society, as well as serving as the student council vice president.

Tanner Wick from Louisville High School was named the Russ Legacy-Cutler Scholar. Wick earned AP Scholar distinction and participated in National Honor Society. Additionally, Wick is a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout and served as president of science club.