2015-16 Cutler Scholars

Pictured is this year’s class of Manasseh Cutler Scholars.

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OHIO welcomes largest class of Cutler Scholars in program’s history

This fall the Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomed 15 new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship. This year’s first-year class is the largest in the program’s history. Scholars are selected based on the criteria of intellectual curiosity, leadership, service and character. 

The scholarship includes an annual stipend to cover undergraduate tuition, room and board, and four summer enrichment experiences. These enrichment programs include an outdoor leadership trip, a public service experience, a management internship, and an international experience or study abroad experience.  

Abigail Faires, a first-year Kenner and Margene Bush Cutler Scholar, chose the program because of the opportunities it offers. “At the Cutler Scholars Program you receive endless opportunities, which include life-changing experiences whether it be service, internships or studying abroad. You also get to meet some of the most interesting people while in this program and build friendships that I believe will last a lifetime. It's truly a wonderful organization!” 

Lydia Seiter, a first-year Russ Legacy Cutler Scholar, is excited to take advantage of the experiences the Cutler Scholars and Ohio University offer. “I wanted to go to the university that would allow me the greatest opportunity for personal growth. With all our enrichment experiences, from outdoor leadership to service to study abroad, I know that the next four years will be wonderful.”

Students cannot directly apply to the Cutler Scholars Program; the student must be nominated by an eligible secondary school, or academic unit at Ohio University. 

For Tracy Kondrit, a first-year Gibby Cutler Scholar, choosing Ohio University and the Cutler Scholars Program was all about what Ohio University and the program can offer her. “The education program is amazing and there are so many opportunities to get involved in research, clubs, intramurals and more. I'm able to pursue all of my passions instead of just having to choose one.”

The 2015-16 Cutler Scholars, who began courses this fall, are:

Maxwell Annable from Oberlin, Ohio, was named the Beth K. Stocker Cutler Scholar. Annable is undecided in his major.

Shanan Ashton from Proctorville, Ohio, was named the College of Arts and Sciences Charles and Marilyn Stuckey Cutler Scholar. Ashton is majoring in biochemistry.

Anna DeGarmo from Chillicothe, Ohio, was named the Jack G. and Sue Mathis Ellis Cutler Scholar. DeGarmo is majoring in biological sciences. 

Abigail Faires from Glouster, Ohio, was named the Kenner and Margene Bush Cutler Scholar. Faires is majoring in biological sciences pre-professional.

Leah Huff from McArthur, Ohio, was named the Dr. James H. and Nellie Rowley Jewell Cutler Scholar. Huff is majoring in biological sciences pre-professional.

Elizabeta Kacareva from Radovish, Macedonia, was named the Risto Gusterov Cutler Scholar. Kacareva is currently undecided in her major.

Tracy Kondrit from Cheswick, Pennsylvania, was named the Gibby Cutler Scholar. Kondrit is majoring in middle childhood language arts/social studies education.

Kathryn Ludden from Olean, New York, was named the Ann Lee Hancock Konneker Cutler Scholar. Ludden is majoring in mechanical engineering.

Cailin Michael from Oak Hill, Ohio, was named the Leona and Lewis Hughes Cutler Scholar. Michael is majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
Rachel Onusko from Greenfield, Ohio, was named the Wilfred R. Konneker Cutler Scholar. Onusko is currently undecided in her major. 

Zachary Reizes from Shaker Heights, Ohio, was named the Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Cutler Scholar. Reizes is majoring in global studies war and peace.

Bradley Schweikert from Hendersonville, North Carolina, was named the College of Business Executive Advisory Board Cutler Scholar. Schweikert is majoring in business management and strategic leadership.

Lydia Seiter from Madeira, Ohio, was named a Russ Legacy Cutler Scholar. Seiter is majoring in chemical engineering.

Hannah Smith from Belmont, Ohio, was named the Alan E. and Ruby T. Riedel Cutler Scholar. Smith is majoring in music therapy.
Mary Faith Voinovich from Hudson, Ohio, was named a Russ Legacy Cutler Scholar. Voinovich is majoring in chemical engineering.