College of Business awards $400,000 in scholarships

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On September 8, the College of Business awarded 200+ students more than $400,000 in scholarships at its Honors and Awards ceremony.

“This is one of the days I look forward to all year,” Dean Ray Braun ’80 said. “It’s a privilege to honor the students who have developed their talent to the highest levels while we thank our generous alumni and friends who make these awards possible.”

With 542 freshmen choosing the College of Business this fall -- the largest freshman class in 15 years – encouraging the next generation of business leaders is more important than ever.

Scholarships fill a critical role in many students’ college education, decreasing or eliminating loan debt and enabling them to get a more meaningful educational experience. The cumulative effect of scholarships continues even after commencement, when newly graduated employees have more time and financial resources to dedicate to their careers and their communities.

Graduates from the College of Business also enjoy an excellent return on their education investment, with 95 percent employed in their field within six months after graduation and earning one of the highest average starting salaries in the state of Ohio. The college is accredited by AACSB, a credential that only the top 2 percent of business schools around the world achieve, and its Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is  one of just 20 centers AACSB recognized worldwide.  

Dean Braun said he looks forward to the college’s students using their talents wisely to make a difference. “My pride in their successes today is second only to my confidence in their achievements tomorrow.”

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